Sealing pavers can help to protect pavers from the damage that may occur due to weathering, grime, mould, dirt, oil and other substances like red wine!
Paver sealers act as particle repellents that help to prevent stains to paving surfaces.
Particular penetrating paver sealers may help to prevent and eliminate corrosion or salt attack.
However, sealers are not only used because of its durability – it also has appearance enhancing benefits in colour, texture and design.
Some sealers can aid in the enhancement of paver colours and surface textures, whilst other sealers offer a natural unaltered appearance to your paver.
The natural penetrating sealers may only be detected once liquid is poured on to the surface of the paver. In this instance, you will see water bead on the surface of the paver for instance.
For this natural type of sealer that does not alter the appearance of the paver, we recommend Cementaide Driwal P6*, a silicon based penetrative sealer suitable for the long-term protection of clay pavers, wire cut bricks, concrete pavers, sandstone, Travertine, Mt Gambier Stone and W.A Limestone.
At APC, we also strongly recommend Driwal P6* for our block wall systems. This sealer is easy to apply with a general household garden sprayer, and helps to eliminate fungi, mould and stop general weathering and staining of the walling blocks.
Other paver sealers offer a blend of penetrating sealant that works its way in to the substrate of the paver, whilst also leaving a light acrylic surface coat that enhances the colour of the paver product and gives a slight sheen appearance to the paver. A bit like a satin finish.
This type of sealer seems to be the most popular from our experience. This sealer type also tends to make it easier to clean your entertainment area.
The product we recommend in this case is Cementaide Silicon S50, which is an excellent product consisting of a 50/50 mix of silicon based Driwal P6* and a glossy acrylic based sealer named LB9, again another Cementaide product.
The LB9 sealer is a type of paver sealer that coats the top of the paver as a penetrating surface coat. This tends to be a thicker glossier finish, which acts as a repellent against staining, weathering, dirt oil & grease.
The LB9 will make the cleaning of pavers with a blower vac or hosing down very easy!
It enhances the paver product colours and gives a wet look appearance. It also assists in removing the effects of efflorescence.
This paver sealer is recommended on pavers in driveways, around your paths & in your entertainment area.
It also looks fantastic on our new range of exposed aggregate pavers!
LB9 is an acrylic resin in a penetrating solvent and contains no silicon.
Acrylic sealers are easy to apply and are known to be extremely cost effective. It has high UV repellence and helps in enduring the colour of pavers.
It provides long term protection for brickwork, pavers, roof tiles and concrete where a long-lasting gloss finish is required.
Paving sealers are particularly popular around pool pavers that are exposed to salt chlorinated chemicals – however, it is vital to use the right pool sealer for the pavers you have selected!
Sealing pavers is also a great solution in having your old, weathered, existing paving restored and looking beautiful!
Visit your local APC store to ascertain the best & most suitable sealer for your paver.