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Unread 03-06-2011, 10:10 AM   #1
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stone sealing question

I've just put down a flagstone floor on my porch slab and want to seal it.
I have a couple of products i have test on a piece of flagstone.
I have the glaze and seal natural sealer and a porduct from dupont that is basicly the same stuff.
The problem I have with these two products is they don't warm up the appearance of the stone at all.
I would like the stone warmed up just a bit.
From what I understand of these products is that they are water based + silicone based and once i put them down nothing will stick to them and you are stuck with them.
I would like a sealer that is oil based or not silicone that gives the stone a little warmth.
Is there a sealer that will give me just a bit of warmth?
I want to get this right.
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Unread 03-06-2011, 10:32 AM   #2
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Look for a sealent that "enhances" the surface look. There are a few to choose from depending where you can shop. Stay with Dupont or Aqua mix if you can and avoid the stuff in the gold & green colored plastic bottles
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Unread 03-06-2011, 10:37 AM   #3
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I love Dupont StoneTech sealers.
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Unread 03-06-2011, 11:41 AM   #4
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You can use the Dupont enhancer. It's at Lowes and about 30 bucks a qt.

It will darken the stone and protect it for a while. If your porch is in the sunlight through the day, it will break down the sealer faster. If not, it will last longer.

Try to stay away from a coating that will make it shiny, as they usually look pretty bad after they start to break down. Then you have to use harsh chemicals to strip before re-coating.

Do a test tile first to see if you're going to like the look. If you have an extra piece, us that for your test and let it sit for a few hours to make sure you like the look once it's dry.
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Unread 03-06-2011, 12:27 PM   #5
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You can use the Dupont enhancer
You will need to use the Pro series as that is rated for the outdoor use in your situation. The regular line is only rated for indoor use. I don't believe Lowe's sells the Pro line. At least mine doesn't.
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Unread 03-06-2011, 07:42 PM   #6
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Lowes doesn't have the pro series. I went to the product website and did a product locator. Two places in town have it. I'll call Monday.
Thanks for the help. I will pick up a quart and test a pice of flagstone. Almost done with this!
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Not sure just what the "pro series" is that Todd's recommending, David, but if you can get the StoneTech Professional series now owned by DuPont, that's what I'd use.
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Unread 03-06-2011, 10:02 PM   #8
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Actually that's what I was referring to CX.

Pedro referenced the Dupont enhancer which I assumed as Dupont StoneTech Professional Enhancer (which is only rated for indoor use)

So I was referring to Dupont StoneTech Professional Enhancer Pro Sealer (which is rated for outdoor use)

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pro series

The pro series and the professional is one and the same . I got what Todd was saying
I call tomorrow. Hope they have it in quarts.
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The pro series and the professional is one and the same
Not really

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StoneTech Professional Enhancer (which is only rated for indoor use)
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I got it Todd.
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Yeah, Todd, your wife tole us about that long time ago.

Now I understand what you're saying. The Enhancer is a water based product, and the Enhancer Pro is solvent based. That's their interior/exterior differentiation.

I've used the Enhancer Pro and like it well. Have never tried the water based product.
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I really like the Enhancer Pro too. Other than the stink!
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Unread 03-07-2011, 09:31 AM   #14
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that is sandstone, get a lot of sealer.
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For an excellent "solvent based" enhancing sealer Miracle Sealants has their Seal and Enhance product that does a great job in providing "warmth" to that stone.

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