Paving Sealers are used to protect the surface of driveway & patio paving. They are easily applied and provide a cost-effective way to not only enhance the look of your paving but to also provide a protective coat to prolong the life of your paving.

Benefits of Applying Paving Sealers

There are a multitude of benefits of applying a sealer to your paving . These can include stopping unsightly stains from oil, diesel and petrol stains penetrating the surface of paving. They can prevent weed and moss from growing in the paving joints by making your paving waterproof. They allow the surface to be easily cleaned.  Applying a block paving sealer can also prevent the loss of sand from being lost from the joints between the pavers by setting the sand hard.

Paving sealers are used to enhance, protect and seal pavingBesides the protecting qualities, they also give excellent color enhancing qualities. Dull and flat looking paving can be brightened up when a clear sealant is applied. Allowing the natural colours of the paving to shine through. This especially the case when sealers are applied to block paving, concrete slabs and Indian stone paving slabs.

Sealers with an added colour dye can bring old and faded paving back to life

If you have old concrete block paving that has faded with the suns UV light or just wear & tear, you can apply coloured paving sealers. They contain colour pigments mixed with the sealer. They will completely cover the old colour giving your concrete paving a new lease of life. Another popular use is when they are used to reseal concrete pattern imprinted concrete. Popular coloured sealers include red and black.

Different Kinds of Paving Sealers

Not all paving sealers are the same! There are a many different kinds of paving sealers. With prices ranging from cheap to expensive and anywhere in between to buy them.

The different kinds include sealants made with water or solvent based sealers. As well as sealers blended with soft acrylic or hard polyurethane resins.

You should also consider what finish do you want to have once dry. Available choices of paving sealers include invisible, as with impregnating sealers. Matt, low sheen, or gloss.

It is well worth researching which is the best sealer to apply because getting this wrong can be costly. It may also not give you the look you want from your paving sealer. Some paving sealers are difficult to remove once applied. Whilst some sealants will not adhere to a previously sealed surface. You can read our article on the different kinds of sealers here.

How to Apply Paving Sealers

You don’t need a degree in rocket science to apply a sealer to your paving. As long as you follow the manufacturers instructions you should find applying a sealer is quite simple process.

But there is one very important factor and it applies to all methods of application no matter what kind of sealer you decide to buy. And that is to make sure your paving is dry when you apply the sealer and that it’s allowed to fully dry after application. Follow this simple rule and you shouldn’t have too many problems when applying your product.

Application tools

Sealants for paving can be applied with various application tools. These can include the simple to use roller & tray. Or an efficient spraying unit or suitable brush.

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