can you finish the flagstone to have that wet look?

by ross lawson
(goodyear, az)

I have sealed the flagstone. Peach is the colour. I think it looks better when it is wet, as the colour is deeper. Is there a finish I can add that will create that wet or deeper colour, that it has when it is wet?

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a flagstone finish for indoors NEW
by: Anonymous

My flagstone finish was to put boiled linseed oil on it a few times after each time it dries...then I put bowling alley wax, which is not a liquid....it's in a can but it's a hard wax....then use a floor poliher with soft pads like lambs-wool and eventually the rough stone takes on a smooth, slippery finish.

wet look flagstone
by: Anonymous

The Four Seasons Hotel has a wet look on their flagstone outside patio and it looks beautiful. They constently get rain as it is in Maui, and moisture from the high humidity. Don't know the name but try to call and see if you can find out more from them!

Richard found your sealer!
by: David

Hi Ross,

Richard found the "wet look" sealer that you were looking for.

I wrote an article that you can learn more about. You can check it out at this page:

http://www.the-flagstone-experts.com/wet-look-flagstone-sealer.html

Great luck and if you have any pictures of your patio, we would love to see them.

Take care,

David

thanks Richard
by: David

Thanks for the big tip!! We would love to have photos of them. Many people could really use them.

I'll post an article about it.

Thanks so much Richard!!

David

wet look
by: Richard

I FORGOT TO MENTIONED TO YOU ABOUT THIS PROCEDURE. IF YOU HAD ALREADY SEALED YOUR FLAGSTONE WITH ANOTHER PRODUCT YOU WILL HAVE TO HAVE IT REMOVED. SORRY...PROSOCO MAKES A PRODUCT THAT WILL STRIP YOUR OLD FINISH...THEN APPLY THE COLOR ENHANCER PRODUCT...

RICHARD
337-287-4550
CALCASIEU STONE & MORE LLC

THE WET LOOK
by: Anonymous

HEY GUYS!!! WHAT ABOUT THE PRODUCT FROM PROSOCO.ONE OF THEIR COMPANIES "STANDOFF" HAS A COLOR ENHANCER PRODUCT THAT IS WONDERFUL...IT IS A WATER REPELLANT SEALER THAT GIVES THE WET LOOK...THIS PRODUCT WILL LET THE STONE BREATH FROM THE BOTTOM UP, BUT WILL NOT LET STAINS OR MOISTURE IN...THIS IS DONE WITHOUT A REFLECTIVE SHEEN...I HAVE SOME PICS OF A JOB THAT LOOK GREAT..I'LL SEND THEM...

RICHARD

no wetlook sealer that we know of
by: David

Dear Ross,

We get that question a lot and we don't know of any "wet look" sealer for stone or brick that doesn't cause efflorescence (white blotches).

There are many sealer that will give you the "wet look" but you'll regret using it because it will trap the moisture and ruin your stone.

If you do find a sealer that give you the "wet look" then we would love to hear about it.

Take care,

David

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