brick paver sealer

Restoring Exterior Brick Pavers

The steps needed to restore your Brick Pavers are relatively easy. All you need to do is clean, resand if needed, and apply a sealer. Paver Sealers can enhance the natural colors of your brick and come in Matte, Semi-Gloss, and Higher Gloss shine. If a "shiny" appearance is not desired then you can just add a Concrete Water Repellent for Protection only.

  1. The use of a pressure washer is suggested when cleaning the brick pavers. Cleaning chemicals are not needed when removing dirt, grime, and vegetation. If you have stains on your brick pavers then we would suggest using a cleaner that is specific to the type of stain. i.e. Rust remover to clean rust, Oil stain remover to clean oil drips, etc.
  2. Removal of old paver sealers is suggested if your previous sealer has failed. Usually this is noticeable by a yellowing or whitening of the old sealer. If you do not have any discoloration, then it is not needed to remove the old coatings. Paver Stripper
  3. Allow the brick pavers to dry thoroughly for 1-2 days.
  4. If needed, sweep in new jointing sand between the stones. There is many types of sand that you could use. The most popular is playsand or babysand. Other options can be jointing sand and polymeric sand. These types of sand are usually found only at paver stone yards. Make sure the sand is dry and not wet!
  5. Blow or sweep off excess sand. We strongly suggest that the sand level is at least 1/4" from the top of beveled edge of the paver bricks. Be very careful to remove all the sand!
  6. Apply sealer by rolling or spraying. If rolling, take extreme caution to make sure that you are not removing the sand from the joints and leaving it on top of the pavers! A sponge type roller usually works better then a nap roller. If spraying a solvent based sealer, you must use a heavy duty metal sprayer. Cheap plastic sprayers will not work with solvent based brick paver sealers but they will work with water based. Do not apply sealer to wet or high moisture content pavers! The sealer will turn whitish in color.
  7. Let dry for 3-4 fours for foot traffic and 24 hours for vehicular or heavy duty traffic.

*Make sure that you follow all manufacturers instructions.

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    The Sealer Store · 06/20/2015
    Level first
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    robert ballinger · 06/19/2015
    My paver patio needs to be leveled, power washed, seams filled with sand/paver base, and then sealed. Should I power wash or level some areas first?
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    The Sealer Store · 05/17/2015
    You will need to strip off the old coatings:

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

    Once removed fully you can reseal.
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    beverly johnson · 05/16/2015
    My keystone pavers were reddish color and I have sealed every other year. They have been there for about 10 years. They are turning white color.
    What do I need to do to get the color back?
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    The Sealer Store · 04/04/2015
    Have you tried the Surebond SB-6000? Not all of VA is low VOC. Just the counties around DC.
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    Robert Mesrobian · 04/04/2015
    New application to a driveway paver system (technobloc) - want a non-shiny wet look (that darkens current pavers). Live in VA so a low VOC state. samples of some water based sealers do not darken at all. What are options? only solvent based? or is there a water based that will achieve the wet look ?
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    jerry miller · 05/07/2014
    Last summer I resanded my pavers following all directions used a polymer sand and then a sealer. Looked great after a nasty winter in Illinois all the sand is gone. Help.
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    The Sealer Store · 09/18/2012
    I would not do that. The Paver Sealer will already darken the color of the pavers as if wet with water.
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    AP · 09/18/2012
    I am thinking of using a water based Dye to bring out the rich color of the pavers before sealing. do you have any recommendations?
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    The Sealer Store · 05/25/2012
    Do they look okay when wet with water? If so then you need to apply a wet look sealer to all of the pavers. You could use SuperSeal25, SuperSeal30, SuperSeal Matte.
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    Dyann · 05/25/2012
    My husband used a water power washer to clean our back patio (brick pavers) and then swept in new sand. However, the power washing seems to have left some areas very very light, almost white (as opposed to the reddish color of the others). What product can I use to restore these bricks (the really light ones) and enhance all of the bricks? HELP! It looks terrible right now!
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    The Sealer Store · 11/09/2011
    Not sure what you mean. Recommendation for steps, products, etc?
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    German · 11/09/2011
    Hello

    What's your recommendation in the order of pressure cleaning , re sand and sealing .

    Thanks
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    The Sealer Store · 08/17/2011
    Xylene is a solvent. It does not strip paver sealers completely. You would need this:

    Paver Sealer Stripper ([url]http://www.opwdecks.com/paver-sealer-stripper.htm[/url])
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    Russell Morgann · 08/17/2011
    I did not properly clean my pavers before putting down a sealer. The manufacturer suggested xylene but i see your response that that was poor information. what gives?
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    The Sealer Store · 06/14/2011
    Unfortunately you have gotten some bad advice as xylene is not stripper and does not remove old sealer very effectively. It does soften up the old coating a little but not enough to "strip" it all.

    For a stripper: Brick Paver Sealer Stripper ([url]http://www.opwdecks.com/paver-sealer-stripper.htm[/url])
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    Dave Kruger · 06/14/2011
    I'm oging to use Ace Xylene to remove old sealer from brick porch. The contractor put the sealer on a year ago & now I have a white haze on the bricks. I wa told that I have to remove the sealer first before I can clean bricks. Can you tell me the procedure to follow when applying the Xylene. What use to put it on, how long fo I leave it on & do I rinse it with water? When I purchased this product there was no instructions regarding application. Pls. advise Thanks
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    The Sealer Store · 06/17/2010
    Did they remove all of the polymeric sand that was on top of the pavers? If they have then you should not see any dullness when you seal. Acid washing will not do anything to remove the polymeric.
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    JCJord · 06/17/2010
    Recently had pavers installed. Unfortunateley, workmen flooded the polymer sand, which left whitish haze. They have pressure washed and acid washed pavers, and have tested a sealer; but pavers still appear dull. Is there any way to restore original intensity of colors?
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    The Sealer Store · 05/11/2010
    Removing mortar smears is possible with this product:

    NMD80 ([url]http://www.opwdecks.com/nmd80-cleaner.htm[/url])