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Project Prep

In the realm of concrete construction, curing is the final, yet pivotal, stage. It’s a process that allows the concrete to fully harness its potential. By maintaining the moisture of the freshly placed concrete, curing completes the hydration process. This results in proper hardening and the attainment of the desired strength and durability. It also ensures that the concrete exhibits uniform strength throughout the structure and enhances its resistance to abrasion.

However, improper curing methods can lead to a variety of issues, including concrete cracking, efflorescence, scaling, spalling, staining, and a decrease in strength, among others. These issues can be effectively addressed if the individual pouring the concrete adheres to the correct procedures and utilizes Sakrete Cure ‘N Seal in the process.

Concrete Cure ‘N Seal is a necessary product used in the concrete pouring process. Cure ‘N Seal provides many benefits such as facilitating proper curing, minimizing need for wet curing, providing a protective layer for concrete, reducing cracking and increasing final strength and longevity.

  1. Assess the Concrete: Ensure the concrete is hard enough to bear weight without leaving marks. This typically occurs after the concrete has hardened and the surface water and sheen have disappeared, usually 4 to 6 hours after placing.
  2. Clean the Surface: Remove any debris, dirt, or stains from the concrete surface to ensure proper sealer adhesion.

Project Tip: It's important to spray on or roll on, but DO NOT pour on.


  1. Choose Application Method: Decide between using a roller or a pump-up sprayer for sealer application.
  2. Roller Application: If using a roller, select one with a 1/2 inch or greater nap and apply in multiple directions to avoid lines.
  3. Sprayer Application: For sprayer use, apply an even coat of sealer, ensuring coverage without over-application.

Project Tip: One gallon of Cure 'N Seal will cover approximately 200 sq. ft.


  1. Check for Evenness: Ensure the sealer goes on milky but dries clear without yellowing.
  2. Avoid Pour Marks: Resist pouring Cure ‘N Seal directly from the bottle to prevent discoloration.

Project Tip: Proper curing is all about controlling evaporation rate.