Will concrete sealer darken the color of stamped concrete?
We just had Two tone stamped concrete done for our backyard patio. After it all dries up, the color looks so much lighter that what we expected. It's supposed to be Two tone color (ginger and dark brown) and the contrast is hardly there at all. The overall color is just really light.
However, the contractor said once he put the sealer on the concrete (we are going with clear sealer and very shiny finish), the color will be much deeper. He told me to pour water on the concrete and said that's pretty much how the color is going to be. Is this true?
I did pour some water on and the color looks so much better and has nice contrast when the concrete is wet, but I am not sure if I can expect the same result with clear sealer.
Thank you so much for your answer!