What Maintenance Does My Acid-Stained Concrete Floor Need?
If your concrete floor is indoors and is subjected to only light foot traffic, usually you can get away with just dry dust-mopping and occasionally wet-mopping with a mild detergent in water. The type of cleaner you would use will depend on the type of sealer that is protecting your concrete. For example ammonia should not be used on acrylics or waxes. If you’re unsure what sealer is on your concrete (or if it even has a sealer!), you can check with your concrete professional – they will be able to tell you quickly what type of sealer you have and which cleaner to use.
It may be necessary to re-wax your concrete if the surface loses its shine or becomes dull. You shouldn’t need to do this more often that once a year and it’s something you can easily do yourself with a mop or cloth.
If your concrete is in a high-traffic area or is used commercially, it may be necessary to reapply the finish more often. Again, your concrete professional will be able to tell you exactly when this is needed.
Exterior acid-stained concrete should be swept regularly with a broom and can be lightly scrubbed and then rinsed with a hose. If you notice exterior acid-stained concrete losing a lot of its shine, or not repelling water as well as it once did, an additional coat of sealer may be necessary. Typically, sealer needs to be lightly reapplied every two years.
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