This post was most recently updated on January 26th, 2022
The Best Clay Paver Sealer
As of 2022, there have not been any major updates with the different clay sealers available on the market. If you have any questions as to the best type of clay sealer for your project, please ask below in our Q&A area. We are here to help!
Bricks are commonly made up of several components including clay, concrete, stone, ceramic, lime, and/or sand. Different materials have different bonding qualities. For those who are using clay pavers, we have some recommendations for choosing the best sealer that will bond to the clay components and give it a beautiful, long-lasting finish.
We do not recommend using either a wet look sealer or a gloss sealer for clay pavers. They tend to dry blotchy and uneven when they react with the clay. Wet look and gloss sealers work very well with concrete brick pavers, so we recommend you seal your concrete brick pavers with wet look and gloss sealers for a shiny, long-lasting beautiful finish.
For clay brick pavers, we recommend you use a water-repellant sealer that does not change the appearance of the pavers. Two examples of a water repellant sealer that works very well with clay brick pavers are SuperSeal-M or Masonry Saver Heavy Duty Water Repellant. We hear very positive reviews about how these dry evenly and smoothly on clay brick pavers and do a good job at protecting the surface from weather and foot traffic. SuperSeal-M’s active ingredients are a mixture of differently sized particles to best fit different crevices and cracks. It is an ideal sealer for porous substrates, providing excellent coverage and water repellency that lasts longer than the competition. Masonry Saver Heavy Duty Water Repellant contains a blend of silanes and siloxanes that create a “saltshield” barrier, ideal for waterproofing driveways and sidewalks that need extra protection from salt damage during the winter months.
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