|Posted on 10 March, 2017 at 0:10|
Here is a list of the benefits associated with sealing your pavers:
1. Enhance the Look of your Pavers
Sealers can provide a top coat that will enhance the color and texture of your pavers. Let’s say you have installed stunning natural stone pavers and you want to enhance all the natural colors in the veining and specks of the stone, a sealer can do this!
2. Protect your Pavers
Sealers can also provide a protective layer for your pavers. This will help maintain your pavers in harsh weather conditions or high traffic areas. Sealants can protect pavers from the effects of wear and tear.
3. Remove Stains
Applying a sealer to your pavers can make removing stubborn stains such as oil, grease and rubber stains so much easier. If your pavers are sealed these substances do not have the ability to soak into the surface of the pavers, therefore all you need to do is wipe them off with a rag as soon as you notice them, and that’s it! If your pavers were not sealed your paved driveway could start to look very tired and dirty after a short while.
Types of Sealers
To make sure that you purchase the right type of sealer for your type of paver, visit your local supplier and ask for assistance. This is so important because different types of materials need specific types of sealants for best results. Here are just some of the sealers you will find on the market:
##Stain Prevention sealers
##Color Protection Sealers.
##High Gloss Sealers
It is also a good idea to tell the service assistant where your pavers have been applied, for instance are they driveway pavers, patio pavers or pool pavers, this way they can take into account the needs of that particular application and the kinds of things the pavers will be exposed to, so as to choose the right type of sealant protection.
How to Seal Your Pavers!
##Make sure the surface is set and dry. Do not seal until 24 hours after installation has been completed.
##Clean surface and remove all dirt and debris.
##For stubborn stains purchase a cleaning solution and follow instructions.
##Apply sealer with a roller or a large paint brush, depending on the size of your paved area. Start in one corner and work your way backwards. Then leave to dry.
##If your pavers require a second coat, wait until the first coat if completely dry and then proceed.
##It is recommended that most pavers are sealed every 1 to 2 years depending on the needs of the area they have been installed.
Do not apply coating sealers to pavers with a joint sand stabilizer such as SANDLOCK in the joints. It is NOT recommended to use coating sealers on or near pool decks. Coating sealers can make for a slippery surface when wet.