One of the worst aesthetic problems that can afflict concrete is staining. While structurally not a problem, stains can permanently mar the surface of your concrete, offering a nasty visual blemish that will plague your home forever.

Whether oil stains on your garage floor, wine stains on your concrete countertops, or stains from fallen leaves marring your outdoor concrete, you want to protect your concrete from stains before they happen.

There are two classes of products when it comes to choosing a product that will protect concrete from staining. A penetrating concrete sealer or a durable concrete coating.

Penetrating concrete sealers are natural finish products with fluro polymers to resist staining from oils and greases. They are great options to lock out surface spills and materials from entering into the concrete, ensuring the spills remain pooled on the surface for easy clean-up. Penetrating concrete sealers are limited in their stain protection as spills do need to be cleaned up in a timely manner.

Durable concrete coatings do as their name suggests and coat the concrete to completely stop the penetration of fluids. Extremely resilient and resistant to chemicals, acids, gasoline, and abrasions, spills can be left on the surface for extended amounts of time before needing to be cleaned up.

If you are looking for a low sheen finish, the Siloxa-Tek 8506 is a revoluationary stain repellent sealer. It is an excellent choice when looking for stain protection from household susbtances such as ketchup, mustard, wine and vinegar and industrial protection from oils and greases.

When it comes to choosing a penetrating, concrete stain repellent sealer the Siloxa-Tek 8510 is the deepest penetrating, highest performing and longest lasting product in the Siloxa-Tek line. Comprised of almost 100% actives, it is able to resist water instrusion, deicing salts, chlorides, freeze-thaw cycles and staining from oils and greases. This proprietary {silane/siloxane} concrete sealer contains a proprietary stain repellent additive and dries completely clear with a natural finish that will not change the look or appearance of the susbtrate.

Siloxa-Tek 8510 is an excellent choice when it comes to protecting concrete from oil based stains and spills. If you are looking to protect concrete from wine, leaf stains or acids a concrete coating is going to be a better option.

One of the best concrete coatings systems to completely stop concrete from staining is the Epoxy Max 100 followed by the Armor-Tek 830 top coat. The Epoxy Max 100 is an industrial grade, 100% solids, two-component epoxy that acts as a bonding primer to promote adhesion and durability of the top coat. The Armor-Tek 830 is a two-component, polysiloxane topcoat that completes the system with incredible abrasion resistance, acid resistance, chemical resistance and stain resistance.

Why Ghostshield?

With the molecular nanotechnology in Ghostshield concrete sealers, these unique formulations are unlike any other sealers on the market. Deconstructed and rebuilt one nanoparticle at a time, attention to detail and superior technological advances have made the sealers indestructible and specially engineered for the specific application of preventing concrete staining. The Siloxa-Tek 8510 or Epoxy Max 100/Max Wear Urethane 960 are the only sealers and coatings you should be considering if you want indefinite, industrial grade protection from concrete staining.

8510 Concrete Sealer Bottle

Siloxa-Tek 8510

Water, Salt & Oil Repel +

830 Concrete Sealer Bottle

Armor-Tek 830

Interior or Exterior Coating

100 Concrete Sealer Bottle

Epoxy Max 100

100% Solids Epoxy Basecoat

Published Monday 15th of July 2024 // Updated Friday 15th of September 2023

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