Paver Sealers

  1. Do-It-Yourself Paver Sealers

    Sealing your pavers doesn't have to be an expensive or time consuming project. In fact, most pavers can easily be sealed in less than an hour with a bottle of sealer and a garden sprayer! In this article we are going to show you how you can quickly and easily seal your outdoor pavers.

    The easiest, and most cost effective, sealer to apply to pavers is a water repellent sealer, like the Armor SX5000 WB. Designed for unsealed pavers, it will penetrate into the pores and chemically react to form a hydrophobic barrier within the pores. It won't change the look or color of the pavers, and it won't leave a surface film. It protects the pavers by reducing water absorption by up to 95%. By reducing water absorption, damage and deterioration caused by water absorption is also reduced. Mold and mildew growth, cracking and spalling, and staining will all be reduces as a result of the pavers being sealed with a water repellent sealer. Another great feature of the Armor SX5000 WB is how easy

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  2. How to Enhance Dull and Faded Pavers

    With Spring right around the corner, now is a great time to start thinking about which sealer you want to use for your pavers. Whether you are looking to seal your paver patio, driveway, or walkway, there are a few great sealer options, depending on what you are looking for. 

    If you love the look of your unsealed pavers, and don't want to change the look or color, a penetrating sealer is the best sealer to use. Penetrating sealers, like the Armor SX5000 WB, are designed to work entirely below the surface without changing the look or color of your pavers. Sealing your pavers with a penetrating sealer will help to increase the life of your pavers by reducing damage and deterioration caused by water absorption. 

    Penetrating sealers are great for protecting your pavers without enhancing them, but if you are looking to enhance your pavers, old or new, then what you really want is an acrylic sealer. Acrylic sealers are designed to enhance your pavers. While they do penetrate

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  3. How To Seal Pavers with a Wet Look

    Sealing pavers with a wet look finish is very easy to do, and can be done in just a few simple steps. First, you want to choose a wet Applying a Sealer to Pavers look paver sealer. The two most popular wet look sealers are the Armor AR350 and the Armor AR500. The Armor AR350 will darken the surface of the pavers to make them look wet, and leave behind a visible, low gloss surface film. The Armor AR500 will darken the surface of the pavers to make them look wet, and leave behind a visible, high gloss surface film. Both products will have identical application steps.

    Once you have decided on the wet look

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  4. How Much Does it Cost to Seal Brick?

    How much does it cost to seal brick? The total cost to seal brick will range from $0.19-$12.00 per square foot depending on the type of brick sealer used, and the amount of brick being sealed, and whether or not you are applying the brick sealer, or hiring a contractor to apply the brick sealer for you. 

    The following examples demonstrate how much it costs to seal 1,000 square feet of brick:

    Cost to Seal Brick with a Water Repellent Brick Sealer

    Water repellent sealers are the best type of sealer to use on brick, and they are also the most cost effective in terms of price, performance, and life. Water repellent brick sealers penetrate into the brick where they chemically react to form a water repellent barrier within the pores. Water repellent sealers are designed to reduce deterioration caused by water absorption such as cracking, spalling, freeze thaw and salt damage, mold and mildew, staining, and efflorescence.

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  5. Cost to Seal Driveway Pavers

    What is the cost to seal driveway pavers?

    The cost to seal driveway pavers will depend on if you are sealing the driveway pavers yourself, or hiring a contractor to apply the driveway sealer for you. If you hire a contractor to seal your driveway pavers, the cost will range from $0.75-12.00 per square foot depending on the size of the driveway and the type of sealer used. If you are sealing your own driveway pavers, the costs are outlined below.

    The following examples demonstrate how much it costs to seal 1,000 square feet of driveway pavers:

    Cost to Seal a Driveway Pavers with a Water Repellent Paver Sealer

    Water repellent paver sealers penetrate into the pavers where they chemically react to form a water repellent barrier within the pores. Water repellent sealers are designed to reduce deterioration caused by water absorption such as cracking, spalling, freeze thaw and salt damage, mold and mildew, staining, and efflorescence.

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  6. Best Water Based Paver Sealer

    The best water based paver sealer for your pavers will depend on what you want your pavers to look like once sealed. The three main types of water based paver sealers are penetrating water based paver sealers, low gloss water based paver Water Based Water Repellent Paver Sealersealers, and high gloss water based paver sealers.

    Penetrating Water Based Paver Sealers

    The best penetrating water based paver sealer to use on pavers is a Silane-Siloxane water repellent sealer. Silane-Siloxane water repellent concrete sealers penetrate into the surface of the pavers where they chemically react within the pores to create a hydrophobic barrer that won't change the look or color of the pavers. Water and other liquids will bead off of the surface of sealed surfaces, reducing damage and deterioration

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  7. Best Paver Sealer for a Wet Look

    What is the best paver sealer for a wet look? The best paver sealer for a wet look is a solvent based acrylic sealer that will darken Wet Look Before and After Photo the pavers to make them look wet. 

    The two best paver sealers for a wet look finish are the Armor AR350 and Armor AR500 concrete sealers. They are pure acrylic lacquer sealers that penetrate into the surface of the pavers where they darken the pavers to make them look wet. The Armor AR350 will leave behind a low gloss sheen, while the Armor AR500 will leave behind a high gloss finish.

    While the

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  8. 10 Reasons You Should Seal Your Pavers

    10 Reasons To Seal Pavers

    Pavers are an investment, a large one, and like anything else of value, it is important to protect your investment. In order to keep pavers looking as good as the day they were installed, or better, it is important to use a good paver sealer. Here are the top 10 benefits of sealing your pavers: Penetrating Paver Sealer

    1. Reduce deterioration, cracking, and spalling caused by the absorption of water, snow and ice.
    2. Reduce the growth of mold, mildew, and algea on the surface.
    3. Reduce staining caused by water and surface spills.
    4. Reduce fading caused by surface abrasion.
    5. Reduce discoloration caused by exposure the elements.
    6. Reduce the formation of efflorescence on the surface.
    7. Reduce surface dusting.
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  9. Should I Use a Paver Sealer?

     

    In short, yes, you should use a paver sealer, but when you seal your pavers is almost as important as what you use to seal them.

    Before sealing your pavers it is important to check with the manufacturer as to what their sealing guidelines are. Most manufacturers allow the pavers to be sealed immediately upon installation, while others require you to wait anywhere from 60 days to a year. Why is this? There are several reasons, but two of the most common are:

    1. Some pavers are made with a sealer already in the mixture, and adding another sealer too soon could result in coating failure, or discoloration of the pavers.

    2. Depending on

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  10. Learn About the Best Paver Sealers

    When it comes to sealing pavers there are two types of sealers that can be used. The first type is a penetrating sealer that won't change the look or color of the pavers and the second type of sealer is an acrylic based sealer that will leave the pavers with a wet look, satin sheen, or high gloss finish.

    Penetrating Paver Sealers

    There are two types of penetrating sealers that can be used. The first type of penetrating sealer is a densifier and the second type of penetrating sealer is a water repellent sealer. In most cases, a densifier is not necessary. While densifiers will increase the surface strength of the pavers, they will offer no other benefits. The second type of penetratin sealer is a water repellent sealer. Water repellent sealers, like the Armor SX5000, are the best type of sealers to use on pavers if you want a sealer that won't change the look or color of the pavers,

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