Finished Look – Cut , Grout & Sealer

Decorative Cuts & Grouts

All concrete must be cut to reduce the chance of cracking. Decorative cuts can be added to create a wide range of patterns and shapes including the look of large tiles or flagstones in the concrete. These can be filled with Colourcrete grout and sealed to give you your final look.

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Scribed Effect

Instead of decorative cuts a scribing tool is used to remove 1mm deep lines giving you the impression of grout lines. This technique can be very usefully if desired pattern cannot be achieved by saw cut. For ease of installation these should be installed in the first 24-48 hours after concrete is finished.

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Sealing Concrete

Colourcrete offers a wide variety of sealer options depending on the concretes use and the final look you wish to achieve. We recommended all concrete should be sealed to enhance the colour and protect the surface from wear, staining and marking, giving you a durability, low maintenance surface. As sealing reduces the slip resistance we recommend anti slip in the sealer for some outdoor applications. See limitations in Sealer Technical Information.

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TitleType of sealerDescriptionRecoat recommendedRecommendationsGeneral
CreteSeal 5000 Concrete SealerSolvent based Acrylic Sometimes known as WET LOOK. Deepens the colour of the concrete and stone. Approximately 2.5 years Residential and Light Commercial. For external use only due to fumes. Will make concrete more slippery - always use Non Skid when applying. Suitable for all porous substrates to brighten and protect from staining. Can be tinted.
CreteSeal 5500 Concrete SealerSolvent based Acrylic High Solids Contractors StrengthSometimes known as WET LOOK. Deepens the colour of the concrete and stone. Approximately 2.5 years Residential and Light Commercial. For external use only due to fumes. Will make concrete more slippery - always use Non Skid when applying. Suitable for all porous substrates to brighten and protect from staining. Can be tinted.
CreteSeal 4000 Concrete SealerWater based Acrylic Only deepens the colour of the concrete. More of a natural look. Approximately 3 years Residential and Light Commercial. nternal and External use available in gloss and matt. Easy to recoat just clean and re apply. Very low odour.
CreteSeal 4500 Concrete SealerHighly Modified Water based acrylic Only deepens the colour of the concrete. More of a natural look. Approximately 7 years Residential to Commercial. Internal and External use available in gloss and matt.Easy to recoat just clean and re apply. Very low odour.
Armourtech DPS 101 Concrete SealerDeep penetrating sealer Will not affect the look or feel of the concrete. Never apply only once. Internal and External use. Can only be applied to cementatious substrates.Can be overcoated with paint or sealer and once applied it also suppresses efflorescence.