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Project Prep

If you’re working with concrete, there’s one step in the process that you simply can’t afford to skip: sealing. Concrete sealer is more than just an optional add-on—it’s a vital component that ensures the longevity and durability of your concrete project. Whether you’re laying a new patio, building a driveway, installing a concrete countertop, or bringing old concrete back to life, sealing your concrete is a crucial step that will protect your investment and enhance its appearance.

  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: 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.