Exterior – Sealers Exterior Concrete Sealers, Installation & Maintenance Raw, colored, stamped, smooth, and textured concrete surfaces can and should be sealed with concrete floor sealers. A wide variety of concrete floor sealers are available in clear and color forms, each with a specific purpose and suitability, depending on the conditions, expectations, and exposure of the finished surface. Clear sealers can be penetrating or topical, water based or solvent based, and can range from non-existent to a highly polished gloss visible appearance. Sealers can provide protection from moisture and chemical intrusion, and they have the durability to withstand heavy vehicular traffic while being easy to clean and maintain. Sealers are applied to both interior and exterior concrete surfaces with protection of those surfaces being the goal. Proper preparation of the surface prior to application of a concrete floor sealer is an important part of the process. Sealed concrete is slippery concrete when wet, so the addition of a traction additive in the final seal coat is highly recommended. Not all sealers are the same and it’s important that the property owner spends time considering what performance and appearance features are the most important. The professional concrete floor sealers at Shades of Color have the expertise to recommend and apply the appropriate sealer to assure that your concrete is properly protected.