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Paver Sealer

Foundation Armor manufactures a complete line of professional-grade penetrating, solvent based, and water based acrylic paver sealers in a variety of finish specifications such as wet look, natural, low gloss, high gloss, and matte finishes that can be used to seal and protect pavers in walkways, patios, pool decks, driveways and more. Use the links below to shop by product, or call us directly at 866-306-0246 for help with product selection.

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The Armor UTX60 High Gloss is a water-based color-optional high gloss urethane coating designed to offer superior protection against damage and deterioration caused by surface abrasion, vehicle traffic, and chemical spills.

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Paver Sealer – Penetrating Paver Sealers and Water Based Acrylic Paver Sealers Formulated for Both Concrete Pavers as Well as Brick Pavers

Looking for a penetrating paver sealer or a water based acrylic paver sealer for a natural, matte, low gloss, or high gloss wet look finish, then Foundation Armor has a paver sealer specifically formulated for your project!

Finding a paver sealer for your pavers that will truly seal your pavers and keep them safe from the elements as well as wear and tear is easy and quick at Foundation Armor, we formulate and manufacture several types of paver sealers that can be used to seal pavers of all types, ages and conditions. The best concrete paver sealer for your pavers will depend on what you want your pavers to look like once sealed, and what you need your paver sealer to offer in terms of performance with regards to wear and tear.

Paver Sealer

When it comes to paver sealers, there are a few things to consider. First, you want to consider the age of your pavers, and second, you want to consider what you currently have down for a paver sealer if your pavers are currently sealed. If you don’t know what type of paver sealer is currently applied than there are some general paver sealing guidelines that will help you determine what is the best paver sealer for the project.

Paver Sealer and Your Paver Age

It is important when choosing a paver sealer for your concrete pavers to follow the recommendations of your paver manufacturer when it comes to sealing your pavers. While some pavers can be sealed shortly after install, other pavers can’t be sealed for as long as one year after install. Most of the time this has to do with the PH of the pavers, but other factors prevent the pavers from being able to be sealed just after install to. If you seal outside of the paver manufacturer’s suggested guidelines, it may result in sealer failure. If your pavers are over a year old, typically this isn’t an issue.

Paver Sealer and Previously Applied Concrete Paver Sealers

If your pavers are not sealed, and haven’t been sealed in the past, you can use any paver sealer you’d like. If your pavers have been previously sealed however, you want to make sure the new concrete paver sealer is compatible with the old paver sealer.
  • Water Repellent Paver Sealer – If your pavers were previously sealed with a water repellent paver sealer like the Armor SX5000 or Armor SX5000 WB, you can recoat with a water repellent sealer, or you can switch to an acrylic paver sealer. If you are using a water-based water repellent or a water-based acrylic sealer, it is important to make sure that the old water repellent sealer is no longer beading water. If the old water repellent paver sealer beads water, or reduces or slows the absorption of water, it will reject the water-based sealer and cause sealer failure. For this reason, it is always best to apply the product to a test area first to verify if it will penetrate, react, and bond to the paver surface.
  • Acrylic Paver Sealer – A good rule of thumb is if you have a water-based acrylic paver sealer down, you want to recoat with a water-based paver sealer; if you have a solvent-based acrylic sealer down, you want to recoat with a solvent-based acrylic paver sealer. If you want to switch from a water-based paver sealer to a solvent-based paver sealer, or a solvent-based paver sealer to a water-based paver sealer, the old paver sealer may have to be removed. It is best to contact a Foundation Armor technician first if this is something you are considering so that they can best advise you on what to do.
  • Concrete Paver Densifier Sealer – If a densifier like the Armor S2000 and Armor L3000 were previously used on your pavers, you can recoat with a water repellent paver sealer or an acrylic paver sealer so long as it has been at least 7 days since you applied the densifier sealer.
  • Pavers Coated with Urethane, Paint, or Other Type of Coating – The two best types of paver sealers are water based repellent sealers and acrylic sealers. If you previously used a paint, urethane or epoxy coating, or other type of coating, you may need to contact the manufacturer of that coating so they can best advise you on re-coat or removal options.
As previously mentioned, if your pavers aren’t currently sealed, you have the freedom to choose any paver sealer. The paver sealer that is best for your pavers will depend on what you want your pavers to look like once sealed, and what you need your paver sealer to offer with regards to performance.

Paver Sealer – What do you Want Your Paver Sealer to Accomplish With Regards to Overall Look? It’s Easy Choose Your Paver Sealer, Let’s Decide!

Natural or Wet Look Paver Sealers

Natural Paver Sealer Look

If you like the look of your unsealed pavers and don’t want to maintain a film or coating but still want a high-performance paver sealer to protect your pavers, increase their lifespan, and keep them looking great for years to come, then a penetrating sealer like the Armor SX5000 WB or Armor SX5000 are best for your pavers. Foundation Armor water repellent sealers work entirely below the surface and will reduce the absorption of water by up to 95%. Damage and deterioration such as cracking, spalling, and the growth of mold and mildew will be reduced using these paver sealers. These are great sealers for pavers that need protection without enhancement. The Armor SX5000 is a solvent-based penetrating paver sealer and the Armor SX5000 WB is a water-based penetrating paver sealer. While both offer the same look and performance benefits, the Armor SX5000 WB water-based paver sealer tends to be a popular choice simply because it is easy to apply and is low odor.

Wet Look Paver Sealers

If you like the look of your pavers when they are wet, then you want a wet look sealer. Wet look sealers are designed to darken the natural color of your pavers, giving them a similar appearance to being wet and bringing out the natural colors into a more deep and rich appearance. At Foundation Armor we have both gloss and matte finish sealers for your pavers.

Paver Sealers for Matte Wet Look

If you don’t want a surface film and if you would prefer a matte wet look to your pavers, the Armor WL550 is a great option. The Amor WL550 behaves much like a water repellent sealer and offers many of the same benefits.

Paver Sealers for Low Gloss Wet Look

For a low gloss finish, the Armor AR350 is a popular choice, and for a high gloss finish. Acrylic paver sealers like the Armor AR350 will leave a visible surface film. Paver Sealers for High Gloss Wet Look – For a high gloss finish the Armor AR500 is a popular choice. Acrylic paver sealers like the Armor AR500 will leave a visible surface film. Low or High Gloss Paver Sealers

Low Gloss Paver Sealers and High Gloss Paver Sealers

If you are looking for a low to high gloss finish then you want an acrylic paver sealer. Acrylic sealers are designed to leave a visible surface film that will both enhance and protect paver surfaces. Solvent-based paver sealers like the Armor AR350 and Armor AR500 will darken the color of the pavers to make them look wet, and water-based paver sealers like the Armor WB15 and Armor WB25 will provide a low to high gloss finish without darkening the color of the surface. While some color enhancement may occur with a water-based acrylic paver sealer, the color enhancement is minimal. For a low gloss paver sealer you want to consider the Armor AR350 or Armor WB15, and for high gloss paver sealer you want to consider the Armor AR500 or Armor WB25.

Deciding Between Water Based Acrylic Paver Sealers & Solvent Based Acrylic Paver Sealer – Beyond the Look!

In addition to what a water-based acrylic paver sealer and solvent-based acrylic paver sealer can offer in terms of look, other differences exist between the two types of paver sealers and may play a role in your decision to choose one paver sealer or the other.

Paver Sealer – Odor

First, is odor. Solvent-based paver sealers do have an odor. While the odor will go away once the solvent dissipates, it is still present during the time of application and until fully cured. If you are sensitive to odors or are applying the paver sealer to an area where odor is a concern, water-based paver sealers may be a better option.

Paver Sealer – Application

A second thing to consider is the maintenance and application of paver sealer. If a solvent-based acrylic paver sealer needs to be repaired due to exposure, moisture, over application, or application issues, it can easily be repaired with the Armor Blush Repair. The Armor Blush Repair will turn the solvent-based acrylic sealer back into a liquid so that it can properly re-cure. If a water-based acrylic paver sealer needs to be repaired, it can’t be. If issues do arise, the water-based acrylic sealer may have to be removed.

Paver Sealer – Recoating

Solvent-based acrylic paver sealers are very easy to recoat as they are self-priming. Water-based acrylic sealers can be recoated, but the surface may need to be prepped to allow for proper curing. Both solvent-based acrylic paver sealers and water-based acrylic paver sealers are great options, and both are very popular. There are several things to consider when purchasing your paver sealer, you need the best paver sealer for your preferences, whether it’s a wet or natural look, high or low gloss or matte finish, or need a low odor profile due to sensitivities, it’s important your specify the right type of sealer from the get go. If you have any questions before purchasing, reach out to a Foundation Armor technician and they can answer any questions you may have so you can get the right paver sealer the first time!

Paver Sealer – Things To Consider When Applying a Paver Sealer

Pavers are very porous and for that reason, it is important to consider a few things when applying a paver sealer so that the sealer is able to properly cure and work as it is intended.

Paver Sealers – Wet Surfaces

If you clean your pavers before sealing, or if it recently rained, it is important to allow at least 24-48 hours for your pavers to fully dry. While the pavers may appear dry on the surface after a couple of hours, water and moisture is still trapped below the surface in the pores and needs to be allowed to evaporate. If you apply a paver sealer to wet pavers, you can end up with staining, delamination, and sealer failure.

Paver Sealers – Joint Sand

Most paver sealers are not designed to harden or seal loose sand or polymeric sand between joints. While many can be applied over sand in the joints, they aren’t designed to harden or bond the sand together. While polymeric sand typically isn’t an issue when applying paver sealers, loose sand can create some difficulties when it comes to application. If you are using a penetrating sealer, the sealer will go right through the sand, but if you are using an acrylic sealer, you may want to consider applying the paver sealer with a sprayer so that you don’t pick loose sand up in the roller and spread it across the pavers. If you have any questions about how to apply an acrylic sealer to pavers, please don’t hesitate to reach out to a Foundation Armor technician.

Paver Sealer – Paver Surface Porosity

Pavers are very porous and for that reason, will soak up a lot of the paver sealer when applied. For this reason, it can be very easy to over-apply a paver sealer. If you are applying a penetrating paver sealer, a sprayer will help to avoid over application and provide consistent  sealer coverage. If it is your first time sealing your pavers and you feel that you went a little light, a 3rd coat can be applied so long as the pavers aren’t beading water. If you are applying an acrylic paver sealer, a sprayer is also a great choice, although a roller can be used. If you use a roller, be careful to ensure that you are applying an even amount of material to the pavers. Paver Sealer – Coverage and Coats If it is your first time sealing your pavers and you are looking to achieve a wet look, low gloss, or high gloss finish, two coats will be required, and in some cases, a third coat of your paver sealer is recommended. Here’s why. Pavers act much like a sponge and as such want to pull material applied to the surface through the pores of the pavers. If there isn’t any resin in the pores, the material will be spread throughout the pavers. In order to keep the material close to the surface, which is what gives the wet look, low gloss, and high gloss finish, there needs to be resin within the pores to reduce the amount of material that can be pulled through the pores of the pavers. The second coat will offer more enhancement and gloss than the first coat, and the third more than the second. It really depends however on how porous the pavers are, and how much resin is in the pores. It is best to apply the product to a test area first to see what the sealer will look like on your pavers, and how much material needs to be applied. Now, it is important not to over apply the paver sealer. If you try and flood the paver pores to fill them in with resin faster, it simply won’t work. Over application of paver sealer often results in white spots, white hazing, and delamination. You want to apply light, consistent coats and space the coats out in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines.

Paver Sealer Types

Penetrating Paver Sealers

Penetrating paver sealers don’t leave a visible surface film and they work entirely below the surface. They are designed to reduce damage and deterioration caused by water absorption, by reducing the amount of water that is absorbed into the pavers. You will find pavers that are sealed with a water repellent paver sealer, easier to clean and dry faster than unsealed pavers. Paver damage caused by freeze-thaw cycles, and the growth of mold and mildew will also be reduced. The surface of the pavers is still exposed with penetrating sealers, so staining and deterioration caused by vehicle traffic, foot traffic, and exposure to the elements can still happen. Penetrating sealers are great preventative sealers and will always be the better option if you are going back and forth between sealing your pavers, or keeping them unsealed. They last for years before the need to reseal, and require little to no maintenance.

Acrylic Paver Sealers

Acrylic sealers penetrate in order to bond, but they also leave behind a visible surface film, usually in the form of low or high gloss. The visible surface film is designed to take the abuse of vehicle traffic, foot traffic, and exposure to the elements to keep the pavers fully protected. They offer the most protection for your pavers simply because they create a film between the pavers and the outside world. The downfall to acrylic sealers is that they need to be maintained and recoated. If you had a harsh Winter and the sealer took a lot of abuse, the pavers may need to be resealed in the Spring. The same goes if you live in warm climates and the pavers are exposed to hot sun and high temperatures. While acrylic sealers come with maintenance, they work very well and they offer an attractive enhancement to your pavers.

Paver Sealer – Concrete Pavers vs. Brick Pavers

When looking for a paver sealer, a final thing to consider is the type of paver you have. Most pavers fall into the category of being a concrete paver, or a clay brick paver. Concrete pavers can be sealed with any of the paver sealers mentioned above, but brick pavers can’t. If you have clay brick pavers, or red Chicago brick pavers, you want to avoid using acrylic sealers as they often run into issues with delamination and pre-mature failure. If you are looking to seal clay brick pavers, or red Chicago brick pavers you want to use the Armor SX5000 or Armor SX5000 WB for a natural look, or the Armor WL550 for a matte wet look. If you have questions about the type of paver you have, or which paver sealer you can use on your pavers, please don’t hesitate to contact a Foundation Armor technician.

Concrete Sealers – Zero Compromise Quality – Virgin Resins Make a difference in the Finish and Longevity of Your Surface

Not all concrete sealers are created equal. At Foundation Armor we painstakingly formulate our line of concrete sealers to the most demanding of specifications. It’s why all our water based and solvent based concrete sealers, from those used on concrete driveways, to patio and walkway pavers, to stamped concrete walkways, pool decks and patios, to those used on warehouse floors and other industrial applications such as polished concrete floors, are premium, industrial grade concrete sealers. Simply put, we manufacture one formula for each application type and finish, the best. Whether you are a homeowner, commercial property owner, general contractor, or facility manager, our concrete sealers will perform for years to come because they are engineered, formulated, and manufactured to stand the test of time in the most environmentally demanding, and heavily trafficked areas of your home of business.

Why do our concrete sealers outperform many others in the field and last longer and stay truer to color? You got it, Zero Compromise Quality. Our concrete sealers are formulated to the highest standards because we understand you don’t want this going wrong, having to strip and reapply concrete sealer can be a messy job, so the formula is critical in making a sealer that is consistent, will stand the test of time, won’t yellow or discolor in short order, and won’t require an immediate strip and reseal. One of the key components that only a few manufacturers use, less even mention, are virgin resins. We use the most pure, virgin resins in our formulations so that our sealers stand the test of time and won’t yellow or discolor as you often see on surfaces. Many concrete sealers that provide products in the lower end of the market to meet price points some customers require, have to use recycled resins, if you are on a budget and a little risk is worth the savings, than these products can be a good option. If you want to get a finish that is the most durable, and true to color, the use of virgin resins is critical, recycled resins although inexpensive, have imperfections in the formulation that lend them to greater deviations in these metrics. For those who want to have a premium finish, one that they can be proud of and will stand the test of time, choose a concrete sealer that is formulated with virgin resins.

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Industrial, Professional Grade Concrete Sealers & Coatings – Foundation Armor Protects Your Concrete, and You, With Zero Compromise Quality and an Industry Leading Customer First Customer Service Policy!

Whether in need of a wet look concrete sealer, any other sealer, or a concrete coating or maintenance product, you can rest assured knowing that Foundation Armor is protecting not only your concrete, but you, your family, and your business as well.

Foundation Armor is a multi-generational family owned and operated industrial concrete sealer and coating manufacturer, but beyond that we are just like you, and we thrive on providing everyone from homeowners to commercial property owners and managers the same high-quality products and services, we don’t have low grade anything in our portfolio, and that incudes customer service. Our customer first policy drives all our decision making and concrete sealer product development at Foundation Armor Our brand very closely aligns with our values, and represents honesty, quality, and reliability. In every conversation, our priority is to provide our customers with the information they need to make the best purchasing decision for their project, even if that solution is one, we can’t provide. Your home, family or corporate is one of the largest investments you will ever make, and we are here to help you protect it, elevate it, enjoy it, and help it work for you, better.

Concrete Sealers, Coatings, & Applications to Make Life Better

Sealer Type

  • Penetrating Concrete Sealer
  • Water Based Acrylic Concrete Sealer
  • Solvent Based Acrylic Concrete Sealer
  • Oil Based Concrete Sealer
  • Water Based Concrete Sealer
  • Acrylic Concrete Sealer
  • Water Repellant Concrete Sealer
  • Stone Sealer

Sealer Finish Type

  • High Gloss Concrete Sealer
  • Low Gloss Concrete Sealer
  • Natural Look Concrete Sealer
  • Matte Finish Concrete Sealer
  • Semi-Gloss Concrete Sealer

Substrate

  • Paver Sealer
  • Stamped Concrete Sealer
  • Driveway Paver Sealer
  • Walkway Paver Sealer
  • Patio Sealer
  • Walkway Sealer
  • Stamped Concrete Driveway Sealer
  • Patio Paver Sealer
  • Stamped Concrete Patio Sealer
  • Stamped Walkway Sealer
  • Pool Deck Sealer
  • Pool Paver Sealer
  • Stone Sealers
  • Slate Sealers
  • Flagstone Sealers

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