How Long Should I Allow Concrete to Cure Before Sealing It? - December 2nd 2008


How Long Should I Allow Concrete to Cure Before Sealing It?


Q. We will be moving into a newly built home with an unfinished basement. I would like to seal the concrete floors in the basement and the garage before we move in. How long should I allow the concrete to cure before applying a sealer? What is the best product to use for both the floors?




A. You should allow one week for the concrete to cure before sealing. Once it has cured, you can then proceed to seal using a water-based sealer such as Aquaseal by Cloverdale Paint. Be sure you bring along your measurements of the area to be sealed to determine the amount of sealer you will require.