Help Arrow 1Step 1 - Prep the Brick Pavers

Prepping Tip 1: Choose a Paver Cleaner that is specific to what is being removed. Example: Choose a paver stripper to removed an old sealer that has turned white.

Prepping Tip 2: After washing it is best to let the brick pavers dry for 24-48 hours prior to sealing.

Help Arrow 1Step 2 - Seal the Brick Pavers

Sealing Tip 1: Choose a Paver Sealer such as the Super Seal Paver Sealers, Surebond Paver Sealers, or the Masonry Saver Paver Sealer.

Sealing Tip 2: Choose "wet look and or gloss" to enhance the color while leaving a no gloss, matte, semi-gloss or gloss shine.

Sealing Tip 3:If you are unsure of what paver sealer is best for you then ask here: Paver Sealing Questions

 

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    Al · 06/10/2021
    Hello,
    First, I would like to say thank-you in advance for an informative and helpful website.
    I am seeking advice for the attached state of my paving stones:
    1) As the image depicts, the stones are scratched and I believe this happened from power washing. However, when it rains and surface is wet and I do not notice the scratches. Do you think the sealer would hide the scratches? If yes, do you recommend SB-6000 sealer? If not, any recommendation?
    2) Some areas, the polymeric sand has come out. Can I clean the surface and just apply polymeric sand on top or do I have to first remove all polymeric sand? If I have to remove the polymeric sand, what is the easiest way to remove it?
    3) Can SB-6000 be used for for exposed aggregate concrete driveway?

    Looking forward to your recommendations. Thank-you
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      The Sealer Store · 06/10/2021
      1. The scuffs should go away with a wet look sealer. Use Supreme Shield SB-6000 or Surebond SB-600.2. You cannot apply poly sand on top, you will need to wash it out where you want to add more.3. We would not suggest the SB-6000 for aggregate. You would need a sealer like the Super Seal 30:https://www.opwdecks.com/30-higher-gloss.htm 
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        Al · 06/10/2021
        Thank-you for the prompt response.
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    Alan Riddle · 05/11/2021
    A-1 solvent drying times, are they reduced by how much sun the pavers get and the temperature?  I just did my drive way and think it said wait 4 days to drive a car on the pavers.  The drive way gets full sun from noon to 7 pm with temps in the low 90's.  Still wait at least 4 days?
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      Alan Riddle · 05/11/2021
        Originally used SB 6000 and it took 4 full days to dry.  So you are saying no tire tracks after 24 to 36 hours with a water based solvent?
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        The Sealer Store · 05/11/2021
        There is no such think as a water based solvent and A-1 is not a sealer but strictly a solvent that helps to restore a shine to acrylic solvent based sealers that have dulled. It will not do anything to your SB-6000. 
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      The Sealer Store · 05/11/2021
      It should cure withing 24 hours.
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    Jim · 04/28/2021
    i purchased two pails 10 gal. of SB8700 to seal my travertine pavers.  MReceived first pail, but my hardscape installer refuses to use because warning label states can cause death if inhaled or swallowed.  I am scheduled to receive second pail today via ups.  can I return both pails for two pails of water based SB8700?  Thanks.  Jim.
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      The Sealer Store · 04/28/2021
      Tell them not to swallow/drink it and they will be fine. The SB-8700 does not come in water based. BTW, swallowing a water based sealer would cause just as bad as a reaction.
      If you need to return, you can see our policy here: https://www.opwdecks.com/refund.htm
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    Michael Serrone · 03/15/2021
    I sealed my pavers using SuperSeal25 in 2018. No problems. Then last year in 2020 I gave the pavers another coat of the same. About half way through the summer the finish started to look a bit hazy, again not a real problem. This winter I used my snowblower on the pavers and due to very dense snow I had to put a lot of force into pushing the machine. Unfortunately the machine left rubber skid marks from the rubber paddles on the pavers. I have attempted wo remove the marks working my way up in strength of cleaning product to no avail. Finally I used some lacquer thinner on a test paver and was able to remove the mark. Can you recommend a stripper that would do the same. I think the entire field of pavers need to be stripped and new sealer applied.

    Thanks, Mike S
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    Vincent I · 02/20/2021
    I live in central florida and have read that water based sealer is better than solvent based for brick pavers, is that true
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      The Sealer Store · 02/20/2021
      No, not true at all. The base does not matter, but the quality of the sealer does. We carry both water and solvent based and all are high-end products.
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    STAN HEINE · 01/07/2021
    WE WANT TO USE THE SB 8700. EVEN THOUGH IT IS WET / GLOSS LOOK, CAN SOMETHING BE ADDED TO IT TO GIVE IT A " BRIGHT, REALLY GLOSSY, SHINE "? THANK YOU.
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    Steve · 09/28/2020
    I am having a new driveway poured this week. How long should I wait before applying a sealer? I notice that you offer water repellents like SuperSeal M and sealers like SB-6000. How are those product different, and what would you recommend for my driveway?
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      The Sealer Store · 09/28/2020
      Teh SB-6000 will not work on regular poured concrete. Use the Super Seal-M and you can apply 3-7 days after the concrete dries.
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    Christine · 09/08/2020
    I've previously used Surebond SB-6400 (wet look penetrating sealer) on my paver patio and it really doesn't look like it did anything. Can I use SB 600 over this without doing anything to the patio?

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      The Sealer Store · 09/08/2020
      Sorry but no, it will not be able to soak in.
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    Darrell · 08/31/2020
    White spots started appearing about a week after applying SB-600 Supreme Shield to newly stained Brick Pavers. I am now wondering if I need to strip the sealer off and replace with another product?

    This July, I chemically stripped the previous sealant off the pavers, then applied a water-based concrete stain. I picked a 70deg morning to apply the SB-600 sealer, first spraying one light coat, then a 2nd coat an hour later with small amount of Super Grip powder added to the sprayer.

    Initially I though it was calcium/salt leaching out of the pavers, so I used a little vinegar to remove the white spots. That worked for a while, but the spots would return in a day or two. (appearing at different locations)
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      The Sealer Store · 08/31/2020
      That is not the sealer turning white but something else. Do you have any extra where you can test spot applying to one of the affected bricks? See if that fixes it. It could be a reaction with the stain.
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        Darrell · 08/31/2020
        I do have a little SB-600 sealer left over to try applying over-top.

        Should I brush, spray or roll the sealer on the test area?
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    R.Campbell · 08/24/2020
    Where is your dealer list?
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    Tom · 07/19/2020
    Going to strip my 40 yr old brick paver patio. Its in a covered area. so after I strip the brick, which sealer is best for a gloss/wet look?
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    Tibip · 07/15/2020
    sorry, here is the picture
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    Tibip · 07/15/2020
    Hi, I sealed my concrete pavers with a wet look matte acrylic sealer. It looked good for a couple of days then some white spots came up on some pavers. If I wet them they get wet again, and look good, but when they dry they become white again. Shall I add another coat ( more coats )? or shall I strip them and start again ?
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    Melissa · 07/10/2020
    I believe they are clay pavers, not concrete.
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    Melissa · 07/10/2020
    Hi, Could you help me pick a sealer(s). One for 15 year old red pavers that I would like to look the color they are when it rains and also seal in grout sand. Do not need shiny but satin gloss ok. I would like a long wearing sealer. The second for a new bluestone patio. I would like to bring out the color but not be a fake shiny look(do not mind a slight satin gloss). My third question is do you recommend sealing white/gray flagstone outcroppings? I wondered if it would help the occasional staining I get from our water sprinklers.
    Thank you SO MUCH for your assistance. Melissa
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      Melissa · 07/10/2020
      I think they are clay? How do I tell? What sealer do you use on clay pavers if they are?
      I also wondered about your recommendation for bluestone patio
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      The Sealer Store · 07/10/2020
      Wet look and or gloss sealers will not work for clay pavers. Dries very blotchy. Sealing the flagstone will not prevent rust from your sprinklers.
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    Steve · 06/21/2020
    Thank you for the quick reply.
    i live close by. Do you allow pickups? Will it shorten the lead time?
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    Steve · 06/21/2020
    I would like to restore old pavers to a wet look without gloss. It appears that supreme shield sb 600 is the solvent product to use. Is there a similar water based product?
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    Joe · 06/15/2020
    Whats your best product for natural very porous stone?
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    Charles Geisz · 05/28/2020
    Not all sealer came off after stripping and pressure washing Will the new sealer cover the old sealer to look clear
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    Darlene · 05/17/2020
    Want to buy a good high gloss color enhancer sealer. Had someone put down a sealer over-the-counter product from Lowe's and it caused a white milky coding now he has to strip it. Will this happen if I buy this product do not want to deal with this again. Brick pavers on a walkway.