Easily Cut In Edges When Sealing Decorative Concrete

Submitted by Deco-Crete Supply on Mon, 08/24/2020 - 8:00am

Looking for a faster, more efficient way, of applying sealer against vertical surfaces and in tight spaces? Worried about getting sealer on siding, walls, or block? As you learned from a previous blog post the best method to apply sealer is to spray and back roll. When spraying sealer, it is hard to control the spray without putting the material on the walls, block or siding. Before spraying the main surface of the patio, you will cut in all your edges. Start by loading your Chapin Dripless Xtreme sprayer with your favorite sealer, such as D-One, then barely pull the trigger to allow a small stream of sealer to come out near the areas you are cutting in. You will run this stream along the edges by walls or tighter spaces while a second person follows along with a 3" paint brush. The second person will brush out the sealer next to the vertical surface, roughly 4"-5" clearance. To spray the rest of the surface you will angle the sprayer wand, about 45 degrees, away from the vertical surface. The person back rolling the material will be able to blend the sprayed surface with the cut in edges.

Yes, you can use a shield or a piece of cardboard to protect vertical surfaces but that will tie up a person from back rolling the sealer behind the person spraying. This technique will allow 2 people to work continuously and get the job done effectively.

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