The Versatility of Acrylic Coatings

Sealed with an acrylic coating

Acrylic coatings will protect the finish.

Acrylic coatings are not only beautiful but also versatile. Available in water- and solvent-based formulations, acrylics serve as a sealer that protects both horizontal and vertical concrete surfaces.

Compared to epoxy coatings and polyurethane sealers, coatings formulated with acrylic resin are much thinner. That means when used outdoors or indoors on floors, regular maintenance is required. However, most reputable installers apply several coats, which helps remedy that. Acrylic coatings prevent wear and tear, and waxing is not required.

Many people prefer using acrylic coatings due to their benefits. In addition to serving as a thin protective film on concrete surfaces, these coatings are non-yellowing and UV resistant. Also, acrylics offer excellent protection against chlorine and water. For that reason, it is common to find these coatings applied on pool decks. However, because acrylics come in several levels of sheen, they are also outstanding for indoor applications, such as enhancing stamped, exposed aggregate, and colored concrete floors and other surfaces.

Acrylic coatings are ideal for quick-turnaround projects. As an example, if you have a dinner party planned or an upcoming pool party, acrylics dry in about an hour. As a result, you can have a coating applied and be ready for your special occasion in no time.

Although numerous products exist, SunColor is one of the best on the market today. This water-based acrylic is easy to clean and abrasion resistant. This product is also available in several beautiful colors, including Coral, Mojave Sand, Brick Red, Peking Blue, Brandy Wine, Indian Wheat, Slate Blue, and a host of others. With so many options, you can give personality and character to any interior or exterior concrete surface. For something extraordinary, acrylic colors are customizable. Give your home’s interior a boost or get ready for summer by protecting your outdoor decorative concrete.