Wet Look Concrete Sealer

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  1. 5 Star Floor Maintenance

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    Hi all, first time poster. I have a client that is shooting a television commercial (MONDAY) and she requested:

    1. Buff/Wax of Concrete floors in a loft area
    2. Make them as shiny as possible

    My response was (and I don't know a whole lot about this area, hence the post) that the floors would need to be prepped (i.e. thoroughly cleaned) and then sealed. I mentioned the sealer is a "permanent" application and if she wanted it removed, we would then have to strip it.

    If she's looking for the floors to be "shiny," would I use a wet look sealer that I've read about-What's the best route to go (any product ideas/recommendations)? Then, about stripping afterwards, what about that (a normal stripper)?

    Any idea about pricing - I normally charge $0.15 - $0.25 per sqft to clean concrete, but don't know about sealing (and then stripping)??? The job is a 3,000 sqft loft with concrete floors and she needs it done by Monday. I've also attached pictures. Bldg 6 South.jpg Bldg 6 North 1.jpg

    Any advice and/or help is greatly appreciated.

    Clifton (Five Star Floor Maintenance, 919 862-6765)
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    http://www.consoideck.com

    I use to use this stuff alot..IT'S A GREAT SYSTEM..A little expensive..Get a price and coverage ratio before you give them a quote..And if you pressure wash make sure it's completly DRY.
    3m also makes a great sealer as well..

    http://www.increte.com
    also makes a good product called staincrete
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    UPDATE: Dirtmaster, thanks for the info, but unfortunately I was on a TIGHT deadline (job had to be completed by Sun, March 20). I wanted to give an update and I'm pleased to say everything turned out great. We (crew of 2 plus myself):

    1. Prepped the floor (vacuum, floor scraper to remove paint/drywall mud) starting Sat morning
    2. Cleaned surface (used Shorebest 2790, 30 min dwell)
    3. Extracted using turbo tool and high pressure
    4. Speed dry using air movers (approx 2 hours)
    5. Tested moisture levels
    6. Applied first coat of H&C "Wet Look" Concrete sealer (used pump up sprayer and back rolled with med nap roller and extension rod)
    7. Let dry overnight
    8. Returned second day (Sun) and applied second coat of sealer

    Client decided to keep the sealer on and not strip. Thanks for the info.
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    Glad everything worked out...Those quick jobs can be frustrating sometimes..How'd it look ?
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    Final product turned out great. Client was very pleased with the results and we really made her look good to her boss, esp under such a tight deadline. Looking forward to the next project!

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