Sealing Exposed Aggregate

Sealing exposed aggregate is a great way to protect the longevity of your surface as well as improve appearance. Sealing will enhance colors and tones found in the stone and brings it to life! Sealing your exposed aggregate will also protect against efflorescence, water damage, and oil stains.

Along with exposed aggregate, sealing stamped concrete and interlocking pavers can protect and beautify your surfaces. Add a “wet look” sealer to any porous surface for ultimate protection and shine!


For deep “Wet Look” results, we recommend our “Wet Look” Lacquer that gives a rich look, with ultimate protection. Some features of “Wet Look” Lacquer are:

• High gloss solvent base
• Use indoors or outdoors
• Fast drying and long lasting
• Prevents staining/ High solids
• Strong resistance to efflorescence


When preparing your exposed aggregate for sealing, all surfaces must be free of efflorescence, dirt, oil, wax, grease and defective paint or sealers. If acid has been used, neutralize surface with a product like Glaze ‘N Seal Neutralizing Rinse and allow surface to dry thoroughly before applying lacquer. When water is used, allow surface to dry 72 hours before sealing.

Apply 2-4 thin, even coats (depending on porosity of surface) of “Wet Look“ Green Lacquer with a natural bristle brush, lamb’s wool applicator or low pressure sprayer (must be solvent resistant). Allow 1-3 hours between coats or until surface is dry to touch. Apply in temperatures between 55º and 80º. Avoid applying in direct, warm sunlight. Use only in well ventilated areas. Clean up with lacquer thinner or xylene.

Always test a small area of surface to be sealed to verify protection and appearance. NOT RECOMMENDED for dense or presealed surfaces such as glazed tile, quarry tile, marble, dense brick, dense slate or polished granite. Do not use if hydrostatice pressure is likely due to heavy watering runoff, poor drainage or a waterproof membrane under the surface. Sealed surface may be slippery when wet. For additional slip resistance, use Glaze ‘N Seal Grip ‘N Seal additive. Product coverage will be 100 – 400 square feet per gallon for the first coat depending on surface porosity. Second coat will go up to 50% further. DO NOT over apply. Do not allow Lacquer to puddle on surface. For added abrasion and wear protection and to extend the life of the sealer use Glaze ‘N Seal Floor Polish (High Gloss or Matte) as a traffic coat. Sweep or wash sealed area routinely to minimize wear from dirt and soil. Lacquer may be resealed as necessary. If it is ever necessary to completely remove the existing sealer, use Glaze ’N Seal Paint, Sealer & Coating Stripper.