If you’re here, it’s likely because you’re starting a concrete project and need help finding the right sealer. At Stamped Concrete, we’re here to help. Since our founding, we’ve been committed to helping our customers find the best products for their home projects.
In this article, we’ll share some of our top concrete sealer recommendations—all products we’re recommending have been thoroughly tested and evaluated by our pros.
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Best Overall: Clear Shield
One sealer that really stood out during our rigorous testing was the Clear Shield sealer. This acrylic co-polymer concrete sealer was selected as the best overall due to its versatility and durability. Clear Shield provides a transparent, glossy finish, making it suitable for many concrete surfaces, including patios, walkways, and driveways. It’s also incredibly resistant to UV rays, water, and stains, so you’ll always get a long-lasting result.
Best Penetrating: Brickform Gem Guard
Brickform’s Gem Guard is a solvent-based Silane/Siloxane sealer that offers outstanding protection for concrete surfaces. Its advanced formula deeply penetrates the pores of the concrete, creating a strong barrier against moisture, salt, and other contaminants. What sets Gem Guard apart from our other sealers is its ability to provide long-lasting protection without a glossy or plastic appearance, making it possible to authentically preserve the natural appearance of your concrete while enhancing its durability. Please note that this sealer is only available in 5 gallons, so plan accordingly.
Best Water-Based: Enhancer Shield WBIf you don’t want to deal with solvent-based sealers or be exposed to volatile organic compounds (VOCs), you’ll want to choose a water-based sealer for your project. We recommend the Enhancer Shield WB. This water-based sealer provides excellent resistance against water damage, deterioration, cracking, and staining and will instantly enhance the color of your concrete without film build. It’s also easy to apply and leaves a matte finish without changing the texture of your concrete.
Best Acrylic: Ever Shield
The Ever Shield is our favorite acrylic sealer. This all-acrylic sealer is fast-drying and non-yellow and can even be non-slip if you add Surf Grip. Whether you’re sealing your driveway, walkway, or pool deck, its superior adhesion and resistance to UV rays, water, freezing temperatures, and abrasion will ensure longer-lasting results. Plus, it has a beautiful, glossy finish that instantly enhances any fading color.
Best for Countertops: Brickform Poly-Asticsealer. We chose Brickform’s Poly-Astic as the best concrete countertop sealer because it complies with FDA food code regulations. This two-component polyurethane sealer creates a tough, resilient barrier that safeguards your countertop against stains, chemicals, and scratches while remaining 100% safe for food preparation. It also has a smooth, non-absorptive, high-gloss finish that enhances the natural appearance of your countertop while making it easy to clean.
Best Exposed Aggregate: Aggreseal
Available in three colors: clear, gray, and brown, Aggreseal is our No. 1 sealer for exposed aggregate driveways, walkways, and other exterior surfaces. After it’s applied, Aggreseal provides a high-gloss finish with long-lasting resistance to UV degradation, water damage, and stains and will never yellow over time. Its formula also features a bonding agent that helps prevent premature pebble loss.
Need Help? Contact Stamped Concrete Today!
Let’s start your new project off successfully! You can browse our complete selection of sealers here. If you need help selecting the right concrete sealer for your project, don’t hesitate to contact our pros at Stamped Concrete. Our top priority is helping you ensure long-lasting, high-quality results.