Acetone based concrete sealers are escentially solvent based concrete sealers. Solvent based concrete sealers are typically suspended in either Xylene or acetone, and when the concrete sealer is applied, the xylene and acetone evaporate and all that is left in or on the concrete is the sealer.
The most common types of acetone based concrete sealers are Silane-Siloxane water repellent sealers and acrylic sealers.
Silane-Siloxane water repellent sealers, like the Armor SX5000, are penetrating concrete sealers that protect the concrete, brick, and pavers without chaning their look, color, or appearance. They penetrate into the surface of the concrete where they chemically react to form a hydrophobic barrier within the pores. The barrier caused water and other liquids to bead off the surface, reducing the absorption of water on the surface by up to 95%. Concrete sealed with a water repellent sealer is more resistant to cracking, spalling, and pitting caused by water absorption and freeze thaw cycles. They will also help to reduce staining, mold and mildew growth, and efflorescence.
The Armor SX5000 can be applied to unsealed concrete, brick, pavers, stone, flagstone, slate, granite, and other porous masonry. When properly applied, the Armor SX5000 will provide up to 7-10 years of life before the need to reseal. Common used for the Armor SX5000 sealer are concrete driveways, brick houses, paver patios, garage floors, basement floors, warehouse floors, and more.
Acrylic sealers, like the Armor AR350 and Armor AR500, protect and enhance the concrete with a wet look, and low to high gloss finish. They will bring out dull and faded surfaces, protect concrete against fading and deterioration, and reduce the growth of mold and efflorescence. The protective film left on the surface is UV resistant and can tolerate cold and warm weather climates. Concrete sealed with an acrylic concrete sealer is protected against deterioration caused by water absorption and surface abrasion. Cracking, spalling, pitting, freeze-thaw damage, mold and mildew, and efflorescence will all be reduced.
Acrylic sealers are the most common type of acetone based concrete sealer to use if you are looking for a wet look, low gloss, or high gloss finish, and if you are looking to reseal concrete previously sealed with an acetone, xylene, or solvent based acrylic sealer. Acrylic sealers can easily be applied with a 3/8-1/2" shedless nap roller, or high volume low pressure pump sprayer.