One difficulty with stamped concrete can be when a colored release powder is used during stamping. The cure & seal can't be sprayed on untilthe release agent has been washed off—which could be several days later.In dry, windy conditions, that's probably too late to do much good. In his book
, Bob Harris recommends coveringthe concrete with a layer of impervious building paper or plastic film—or both, first the paper then the plastic on top.
Why use cure & seal instead of a curing agent and a sealer? "Chemicalcuring compounds are temporary curing agents," said Vexcon's Cliff Platt."If you use a curing compound and want to come back with a coating—anepoxy, a sealer, even a penetrating sealer--that curing compound can't bethere. It has to go away. If it's an interior application it will never go away by itself--it would have to be removed after 28 days, a messy job. That'snot the right product for that application.