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just laid down 16 yards of concrete in minnesota. I like your product, but I have a challenge with the technical specifications. If I wait 28 days for cure, the temperatures will be below the recommended 45 degrees. What would you suggest I do or which is the best option to choose. Apply earlier than 28 days or take a chance on the temperature being below 45 degrees.
Recommend 14 days minimum cure time, and as long as the temperature is 40 degrees or above during application, and above 32 for 8 hours, you should be fine.
On new concrete, will it need an aggressive power washing before applying this product? Concrete is one day old -- when should I apply this?
Depends on the finish of the concrete. Is it broom finished or smooth?
You should apply after 28 days of cure
I’ve used a water based stain to change the color of a slate floor. I was told that I should use a silane product to seal it. I prefer a matte finish. Thanks
Typically for a stained floor, you want a surface sealer. Silane sealers are typically a penetrating sealer and don't do enough to protect the stain. I would suggest this: https://www.concreteandcurbingsource.com/collections/ghost-shield/products/ghostshield-cryli-tek-5500
What is the sugars foot coverage of this product?
250 sq feet per gallon or ready to use or when the concentrate is mixed properly. It is recommended for 2 coats initially. So if you had 500 square feet it would recommended to get 4 ready to use or 1 concentrate to be mixed.
What's the minimum and maximum temperature this can be applied in? Highs next two weeks are in the 50s/60s with lows in the 30s.
Surface and air temperatures must be at least 40°F during application. Surface and air temperatures should not exceed 95°F. Do not apply when temperatures are expected to fall below 32°F within 8 hours or when rain is expected within 12 hours following application
How long does this protect the concrete before I need to reapply? 5 years? 10 years? Any steps necessary before reapplying?
depending on the type of exposure, i would call this a 10 year sealer.
Hi, how long does it take to ship to 72687 zip?
3 to 4 days
What is the percentake of solid in s-tek 8500
Since it is a penetrating sealer, it isn't spec'd on percent solids, but percent actives, which is 40%. You don't want solids in penetrating sealers.
why can't I use this product over ardex v 1200. It was first recommended to use 4500 first coat and then 8500 for the second coat. What will happen to the ardex v 1200 if sealed with this product? will it break down the ardex? The thickness of the ardex is only 1/4" max to a feather finish. there's more 1/8" to feather finish
I dont see anything in the product data that says you cant use it on Ardex.
Are there any sealers that dry with a gritty surface that would help keep surface from being slick when wet?
You can add grip to most surface sealers. Check out Cryli-Tek 5505, Super Diamond Clear and Polyseal Plus, and shur- grip
I have a Sand Stone chimney that appears to be leaking into my home not through the roof but through the stone and or mortar joints. The chimney is 30 years old. What product do you recommend to correct this problem? How often should I re-apply after the initial application? Is it better to spray or roll it on? Thank you!
Any of the Ghost Shield Siloxa-Tek lines would work for sealing sandstone. My go to is the Siloxa-Tek 8510 as it provides the longest protection. I would reccomend two coats, wet on wet, and you shouldnt have to touch it for 10 years.
Roll or spray is a matter of preference, but for a vertical application, we prefer rolling as you have lest waste.
Do you accept tax exempt certificates?
Yes we do.
Do you have the primer for a concrete kitchen counter. ?
Ghostshield doesnt make a countertop primer, however they do make a few different countertop specific sealers. Check out the countertop specific products here:
Can this product be used for a fountain and can it be brushed on. Thank You
For a fountain, we would recommend Siloxa-Tek 8510. It can be applied with a brush, roller or sprayer.
What is the best method to apply this product?
We generally prefer a roller application as it allows for a more even distribution of product. For this product, you would want to use a 3/8" nap roller and apply until the surface is saturated. If applying two coats, make sure to use a wet on wet application.
Will this help on patios that sweat due to no water barrier laid
Absolutely. For an exterior patio I would recommend Siloxa-Tek 8510
Average coverage of one gallon of Siloxa-Tex 8500?
This is a product where two coats are needed, so a gallon would cover 250 square feet, once. You would need two gallons to cover 250 sq ft per manufacturer's reccomendations.
Is one coat adaquste
We recommend 2 coats for the best protection.
I need to buy the ghoshield concrete sealer 8500. I have 40 square feet areas that need to sealed. How much do I need to buy
You would need less than a gallon.