Sunday, October 16, 2011
Do I need to seal after staining? Is the temperature a factor when concrete staining?
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Q. - My project is covered porch. Will I need to seal after staining? Is outside temperature a factor in concrete staining?
A. - You do not need to seal the concrete if using the Artist grade concrete acid stain, though it does add to the look.
The temp needs to be a minimum of 35 degrees F to stain and not going to get below freezing for at least 4 hours, preferably for 12 hours.
To seal, it has to be 45 degrees F and not going to get below freezing for at least 12 hours and preferably 24 hours.
There is no real maximum temp but you should try to not stain and/or seal in extreme heat, such as 95 degrees F and above. Rather, try to do it in the cool part of the day when in summertime or in very hot areas.
I hope this helps.