This post was most recently updated on January 30th, 2023
Application Tools for Paver Sealers & Concrete Sealers
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Application Tools for Paver Sealers
Paver and concrete sealers are used to prolong the life of patios, driveways, pavers, masonry, and many other brick and concrete surfaces. They repel water and moisture and help to maintain the beauty of these types of surfaces. Most paver and concrete sealers can be applied by anyone using the proper application tools. Always follow the application methods recommended by the manufacturer. In addition, it is best to only apply sealers to a clean, dirt-free surface. Therefore washing the surface properly is highly recommended prior to applying any type of sealer. Not doing so may jeopardize the sealer’s effectiveness and longevity.
The best application tools for paver sealers and concrete sealers may be purchased from the same online authorized dealer where you purchase your sealer. Application tools can vary but the most widely used are brushes, stain pads, rollers, and a quality pump-up sprayer. The type of sealer may determine how it is best applied. The wet look or shiny sealers can be thicker in nature and may not apply well using a pump sprayer. A large brush or roller may work best.
Application Tools Concrete Sealers
Other paver and concrete sealers like thin water or solvent-based sealers can easily be applied using a pump-up sprayer like the Chapin Heavy Duty Sprayer. The type of sealer will determine the application methods. Other tools to consider are tarps for protecting surfaces you do not want to get sealer on, personal protection like gloves, and a sealer tray for using a roller or brush like the Wooster Wide Boy Bucket. Other items like whatever solvent you need for cleanup and rags should not be forgotten.
Using the best application tools for paver sealers and concrete sealers will make the job much easier. In addition, the best tools will give you the best results. Make life easier by using the best application tools for sealers and enjoy professional-like results without the hassle.
As an article and comment contributor to the site, Scott has been around the pressure washing industry since attending college. In 1993 he started his first company called Oakland Pressure Wash specializing in exterior pressure washing, concrete sealing, and deck staining. That company evolved into OPW L.L.C. shortly thereafter concentrating more on exterior restoration. Scott and his restoration Michigan company have restored over 10,000 projects in the Metro Detroit area since the early years. He has become an authority in the restoration industry and has contributed to numerous restoration forums and informative sites.
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My old concrete deck was stained and sealed 18 months ago. From the very beginning Ive had issues where the water based sealer turns white and leaves white spots some small will remain even after completely dried. The manufacturer was great in providing replacement stain and sealer to have the concrete stripped and resealed (contractor was not reimbursed for labor) The manufacturer provided many suggestions and testing to ensure a proper stain and seal on the second job)!unfortunately, the same thing happened within weeks of the second application. The contractor says this has never happened before. He worked out an… Read more »
Whatever stain brand you choose, you should also use their sealer on top as not all are compatible.
Can you suggest a concrete sealer for stamped concrete that won’t be slippery?
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What sealer do you recommend for a paver patio and outdoor fireplace kitchen/concrete countertops.
We are looking for a natural non-wet or glossy look
For the pavers, try SuperSeal-M water repellent. I should work on the concrete countertops as well.
The Behr Wet look sealer is horrible and turned everything white. Now, I have to pay more to have it stripped and resealed with a product that won’t turn it white. How can Home Depot continue to sell this product when so many people have complaints. What should have cost me $800 will now be tripled, as I have to remove the white coating, power wash it again, and reapply and pay for the labor to do this again.
Please spare yourself the work and cost of using the Behr product.
how do you tell the difference between clay and concrete pavers? For a wet & glossy look what do you recommend for each?
Post a picture. Wet look and gloss sealers will not work for clay pavers but will for concrete pavers.
Did you get my picture?
This is what I have in the driveway
Those are concrete pavers. Use Super Seal 30 Paver sealer for a wet look and a gloss.
Thanks for getting back to me
I had new pavesatone pavers replaced in a shaded back porch and front entry-way of my home. The existing pavers were about 4 years old and in sun exposed areas. There was a difference between the two but not grossly evident. All pavers were then sealed with SEK Sure-bond SB-6400 sealer. The new pavers look exceptional and really pop! The old pavers have variable uptake are exceptionally blotchy. They do repel water though. What is the problem with my old pavers?
Looks like the old pavers had an old acrylic sealer that had failed and turned white. Adding the SB-6400 on top enhanced this old sealer, making it look bad.
The old pavers never were sealed with any product.
It could be moisture trapped under the sealer. The sealer is not the reason for this but something underneath the sealer is causing the white haze. Try Xylene. Spot apply to a small area. Just pour on. Let dry and see if the white haze disappears.
Is there a good stripper for a Silane/Siloxane Sealer?
I do not think it is possible to strip siloxane/silane penetrating sealers. These sealers react internally and create a seal that cannot be removed.
What thinner to use to clean tools after using solvent bases sealer
This varies based on the actual solvent that is used in the sealer brand you choose. Most are Xylene based so Xylene would be what you would buy.
How would you seal a warehouse with say 100,000sq feet?
Depends on the type of sealer you are using and the consistency of the product. Some can be sprayed on which is easiest. Roll on would take longer.