If your stamped concrete driveway has lost its shine, it's time to reseal it. While either penetrating or film-forming varieties will seal the surface and provide protection, film-forming sealers are the choice for a shiny finish. These sealers come in acrylic, urethane or epoxy options. Epoxy sealers are better suited to interior surfaces, though, as they don't provide good UV protection. Urethane sealers offer good protection but are more expensive, don't adhere well to concrete and must be applied over an epoxy primer. For good protection and shine on a budget, use an acrylic film-forming sealer.
Blow dust and debris from the driveway with a leaf blower.
Wash the surface with a soap and water solution and a push broom. Rinse the surface with the garden hose. A pressure washer can be used to clean heavily soiled surfaces.
Allow the driveway to dry for 24 hours, as the sealer will not adhere to a damp surface.
Pour sealer into a paint tray. Dip the roller into the sealer, coating all sides of the roller pad. Roll the pad across the top edge of the paint tray to remove excess sealer.
Roll the sealer onto the driveway surface, working in 2-by-4-foot sections at a time. Overlap sections to get complete coverage.
Apply a second coat when the first coat is no longer tacky to the touch.
Wait a minimum of 24 hours before walking on the surface. Wait an additional day or two before driving a vehicle on it.