Can you stain concrete after sealing?

Can you stain concrete after sealing?

If the concrete surface is painted or sealed, acid stains cannot penetrate the concrete and react with the lime. Therefore, a concrete surface that is painted or sealed cannot be acid stained. ... To ensure that the paint or sealer is bonded to the substrate, run the sander for at least 1 hour for every 1000ft2.

What is the best sealer?

Our 5 Favorite Concrete Sealers
ProductTypeSheen
EnduraSeal 7747509 SealerSurfaceSemi-Gloss
ToughCrete Concrete SealerPenetratingClear
Ghostshield Lithi-Tek LS 9500PenetratingClear
DryWay 205 Concrete SealerPenetratingClear

What does sealing concrete do?

Concrete sealers are applied to concrete to protect it from surface damage, corrosion, and staining. They either block the pores in the concrete to reduce absorption of water and salts or form an impermeable layer which prevents such materials from passing.

How do you tell if my concrete is sealed?

A good way to check if your concrete has been sealed is to pour water onto the surface. If the water beads up and stays, it has been sealed. If it has soaked in a matter of a few seconds or minutes, then you will know it is safe to apply a coating.