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    The Sealer Store · 09/19/2017
    George Munas:
    I waited too long and some of the stripper is staying behind. Can I use a second coat of stripper and pressure wash it off faster to help get rid of some that dried?

    You can try that. Also, this will help to remove stripper residue:
    https://www.opwdecks.com/cleaner-degreaser.htm
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    George Munas · 09/19/2017
    I waited too long and some of the stripper is staying behind. Can I use a second coat of stripper and pressure wash it off faster to help get rid of some that dried?
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    The Sealer Store · 08/22/2017
    sally rathbone:
    Hi We have a brick deck aroud a swimming pool and would like to have the wet look. Don't want a product that will go white, been there, done that on one part of the brick deck. Please advise. and are your products sold at HOme Depot or ?

    None of our products are sold at stores like Home Depot. For this, look at the Supreme Shield SB-600:
    https://www.opwdecks.com/wet-look-no-gloss.htm
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    sally rathbone · 08/22/2017
    Hi We have a brick deck aroud a swimming pool and would like to have the wet look. Don't want a product that will go white, been there, done that on one part of the brick deck. Please advise. and are your products sold at HOme Depot or ?
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    The Sealer Store · 08/22/2017
    jose pasillas:
    I applied EnduraSeal on brick pavers 3 1/2 year ago and they're now dried to hazy/white color. What should I do to restore. I still have enough EnduraSeal to do the work if needed.

    You will need to remove the failed sealer with this first: https://www.opwdecks.com/paver-sealer-stripper.htm

    Once removed, use a sealer that does not turn white: https://www.opwdecks.com/25-semi-gloss.htm
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    jose pasillas · 08/21/2017
    I applied EnduraSeal on brick pavers 3 1/2 year ago and they're now dried to hazy/white color. What should I do to restore. I still have enough EnduraSeal to do the work if needed.
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    sally rathbone · 08/08/2017
    Thanks for tip ... I will strip off the old (hardly visable) white stuff ... and might try the STAIN solution.
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    The Sealer Store · 08/08/2017
    sally rathbone:
    We have a brick deck around our swimming pool. I want to put a shine on them ... We tried this a few years ago and rain water stands in certain areas that made the coating turn white. That is almost all gone now and a good cleaning will remove the rest. Now, my quesiton is: Do you have a wet look sealer that won't turn white when rainwater stands on it?

    You will need to chemically strip the old sealer as pressure washing alone does not remove it fully. If you do not remove it fully, it will turn white under the new sealer. Once remove, try the Masonry Saver Paver Sealer.
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    sally rathbone · 08/07/2017
    We have a brick deck around our swimming pool. I want to put a shine on them ... We tried this a few years ago and rain water stands in certain areas that made the coating turn white. That is almost all gone now and a good cleaning will remove the rest. Now, my quesiton is: Do you have a wet look sealer that won't turn white when rainwater stands on it?
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    The Sealer Store · 07/18/2017
    manuel:
    after i re sealed my driveway now i get all the tires marks ( Black) , i can clean the marks with a push broom and water but this did not happen when we sealed the driveway 4 years ago, we used wet look at this time, i am using the same wet look now, what kind of seler will you recommend to avoid the tire marks, thanks

    It is not possible to avoid tire marks with a sealer nor is it related to the sealer. It is based on your tires and the heat.
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    manuel · 07/18/2017
    after i re sealed my driveway now i get all the tires marks ( Black) , i can clean the marks with a push broom and water but this did not happen when we sealed the driveway 4 years ago, we used wet look at this time, i am using the same wet look now, what kind of seler will you recommend to avoid the tire marks, thanks
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    The Sealer Store · 06/21/2017
    Chris sullivan:
    Hello, I have rust stains on my new patio
    Pavers,,,How can I remove the rust stains coming from the well! Sprinkler system???
    Use this:
    https://www.opwdecks.com/nmd-80-1-gallon.htm
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    Chris sullivan · 06/21/2017
    Hello, I have rust stains on my new patio
    Pavers,,,How can I remove the rust stains coming from the well! Sprinkler system???
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    The Sealer Store · 06/13/2017
    dk:
    The installer slipped with his tamper machine causing long scratches on my Cambridge pavers during installation. Is there a penetrating stain or paint I can use to lessen the appearance of the scratches? I wish to use a small brush to dab and blend. Thanks!

    Sorry but no that is not possible.
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    dk · 06/13/2017
    The installer slipped with his tamper machine causing long scratches on my Cambridge pavers during installation. Is there a penetrating stain or paint I can use to lessen the appearance of the scratches? I wish to use a small brush to dab and blend. Thanks!
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    The Sealer Store · 06/10/2017
    Diane Bond:
    Good morning! A sand with an "adhesive" was improperly applied between our brick pavers. The adhesive washed out from between the pavers and while wet, some settled on the surface of the pavers. A sealer was then applied to enhance the color of the bricks. I'm now using Xylene to strip the surface. Have applied 2 separate coats and used a stiff brush to scrub it in, then hosed it off. In some areas, a sticky, white film appears while scrubbing and will not rinse away. Is this old sealant or the sand adhesive? If sand adhesive, what can I use to strip this off? I appreciate your input! Thank you! Diane

    Hello, Xylene is not a stripper and will not remove the sealer properly. Use this to remove and pressure washing:

    https://www.opwdecks.com/paver-sealer-stripper.htm

    Once removed, do a final cleaning with this to remove any stripper/soap residue:
    https://www.opwdecks.com/cleaner-degreaser.htm

    As for the sand, best to ask the manufacturer of the sand for advice on how to remove after you remove the sealer with the above steps.
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    Diane Bond · 06/10/2017
    Good morning! A sand with an "adhesive" was improperly applied between our brick pavers. The adhesive washed out from between the pavers and while wet, some settled on the surface of the pavers. A sealer was then applied to enhance the color of the bricks. I'm now using Xylene to strip the surface. Have applied 2 separate coats and used a stiff brush to scrub it in, then hosed it off. In some areas, a sticky, white film appears while scrubbing and will not rinse away. Is this old sealant or the sand adhesive? If sand adhesive, what can I use to strip this off? I appreciate your input! Thank you! Diane
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    The Sealer Store · 06/07/2017
    Garrett Schiff:
    I just completed installing an 800 sqft patio using interlocking concrete pavers. About 10% had efflorescence stains at delivery. Far worse is the haze/stain that I created while cutting with a wet saw. Even though I rinsed the blocks after cutting, apparently my gloves were saturated with slurry that I transferred to the cut blocks and surrounding area during setting.

    Is there a cleaner that would remove both the concrete slurry haze/stains and the efflorescence? NMD80 looks promising, is this an appropriate cleaner for my problem?

    Please advise.

    Garrett Schiff
    San Diego, CA

    The NMD80 would be your best option for this.
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    Garrett Schiff · 06/07/2017
    I just completed installing an 800 sqft patio using interlocking concrete pavers. About 10% had efflorescence stains at delivery. Far worse is the haze/stain that I created while cutting with a wet saw. Even though I rinsed the blocks after cutting, apparently my gloves were saturated with slurry that I transferred to the cut blocks and surrounding area during setting.

    Is there a cleaner that would remove both the concrete slurry haze/stains and the efflorescence? NMD80 looks promising, is this an appropriate cleaner for my problem?

    Please advise.

    Garrett Schiff
    San Diego, CA
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    The Sealer Store · 05/26/2017
    Ross:
    Will the streaks on my pavers caused by a power washer eventually fade?

    If deep streaks, they will not go away.