AIR FLOW AND HIGHER TEMPERATURES WILL HELP TO SPEED THE DRYING OF ENDURABLE SEALER
ENDURABLE SEALER IS AN AMAZING PRODUCT. Using this product on textured concrete such as broom-finished concrete or stamped concrete is very easy. We recommend that you apply the product by sprayer with conical tip size of .05 - .15 gpm at 40 psi for the first coat. The second coat may be applied via sprayer and then followed with a T-Bar microfiber applicator or 3/16" roller to help even out the product. Do not over-apply the product. Once you see that the surface is turning milky white you have enough product and you do not want to apply any more product. It is very easy and you will love the results. Do not apply over 4 mils on a coat or the product will not cure out properly.
Applying this product on smooth profiled surfaces requires a little more technique to apply evenly and avoid streaking. You should still apply the first coat with spray with a tip size of .05 - .15 gpm at 40 psi. Make sure that the surface appears wet but do not over-apply. When the surface starts turning milky white, you know that there is enough product and you need to be careful to not over apply the product. The second coat is easiest to apply with a sprayer and then follow behind with a micro-fiber or roller. Again, do not over-apply and watch for the milky white look to know when you have enough product applied. One option to help with an even application on a smooth profiled floor is to apply the product and use a low-speed buffer while the material is still wet. We highly recommend applying Endurable Floor Finish on interior smooth surfaces after the sealer is completely dry. This will help with an added layer of protection, increase slip-resistance, and it will also help even out any streaking if you weren't able to apply the sealer perfectly.
When applying gloss, be aware that you will achieve higher levels of gloss with a thicker film build. Apply liberally to achieve higher sheen levels, but be careful not to apply more than 4 mils or you may encounter a "foaming" that will not allow the sealer to cure out properly and will leave a white tone to the sealer in the areas where it was over-applied. The use of a low-speed buffer with a red pad during application will often yield a higher gloss sheen.
Whenever the sealer is applied to non-porous surfaces, such as existing sealers, profiled concrete, or high-density overlay materials, you can apply the second coat at 1 to 1 instead of 2 to 1 with water. If you do not, you may have residual Component 1 left on the surface that is left un-reacted and can leave an oily residue for several days. The reason for this circumstance is that the quantity of Component 1 is correct for POROUS concrete and when you apply this product to NON-POROUS surfaces, the Component 1 is not able to soak into the concrete and can sit on the surface - un-reacted. If you encounter a situation where you have the oily residue on the surface, you may do one of three things. First, you take a low-speed buffer with a red pad to the surface and it should help remove the oily residue. Second, you can try to mop the floor with a CLEAN mop and CLEAN water. Do not do this unless the sealer has been allowed to dry for a minimum of 24 hours -- perhaps longer on gloss. What that will do is help the un-reacted Component 1 to react and the oily feel should go away faster. The third option is to apply another coat of sealer at a 1 to 1 ratio. That should leave you with a surface that is not oily after it is allowed to dry according to the standard dry times.
On hot days, it may be useful to mix your first coat at a 3 to 1 water to product ratio. Then for your second coat, you should apply at a 2 to 1 or 1 to 1 ratio. This will ensure the best scenario for even color enhancement of the concrete and allow the first coat to penetrate to the best possible depths.
If you would like to add slip resistant additive to ENDURABLE SEALER, we recommend using 100 mesh polypropylene. It is best to add the 100 mesh polypropylene to the sealer and apply in the first coat application. Then we recommend applying the second coat of sealer, without 100 mesh propylene at a mix rate of 1 part water to 1 part sealer instead of 2 to 1. You may even wish to apply a third coat to guarantee complete encapsulation of the 100 mesh polypropylene.