How to Restore Color to Pavers 2022  4.7/5 (47)

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This post was most recently updated on January 26th, 2022

Restore Color to Pavers

Concrete Sealer Review is back in 2022 with the latest tips and trends for your concrete and brick paver sealers. A common problem we hear about is when pavers lose their color over time. In this article, we tell you how to restore color to your pavers. If you have any suggestions for the best way to restore color to your pavers or have any questions, please comment below.


Brick pavers are a wonderful choice for many landscape designs. They are versatile and come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. A new color paver design may be exactly what your property needs for increased curb appeal. But over time the paver color starts to inevitably fade and lose its appeal. Restoring them will bring back color to the pavers.

Restoring Color to Brick Pavers

Knowing how to restore color to pavers can increase their longevity and beauty. The first order of business is to wash the pavers using a brick paver or concrete cleaner. Use the cleaner as directed and for the best results use a pressure washer to rid the pavers of contaminants like dirt, grime, mold, and mildew. Clean up the pavers and rinse them well. Then allow them to dry for a day or two.

Once dry, the clean pavers can then be sealed. If your pavers require polymeric sand between the joints, pouring the sand on the pavers and filling the joints using a push broom can accomplish this. Once the joints are full of joint sand, use a leaf blower to clear off any leftover sand. Now you can seal the pavers and joint sand all at once. The paver sealer will help to restore color to the pavers and will solidify the joint sand to keep weeds and moss from growing between the pavers.

Choosing the right paver sealer will result in an enhanced look and restored color. The paver sealer can be applied using various methods but typically a garden-type pump sprayer works best. Evenly apply the sealer to the paver surface until it looks wet. Coat the entire surface using this method. A matte finish may not alter the appearance of the pavers but a wet look or gloss finish will help to darken the pavers and bring back some of their original colors.

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James McGarrity
James McGarrity
15 hours ago

I added to my pavers to extend a patio using the same brand and color noting the ones were a lot darker even after power washing.is there anything I can do to make them closer in appearance?

Leslie collison
Leslie collison
1 month ago

I have very old red brick floors in my outbuildings.I have used chemical cleaners, but they still look washed out and dull have grey stains possibly concrete what can I do about this pkease

Maria Canard
Maria Canard
2 months ago

Our pavers that are around the pool and in the sun are now weathered compared to the pavers under cover. The grouting also needs redoing after 15 yrs. Any suggestions

Vern
Vern
3 months ago

I used Super seal 25, 5 moths ago now where water had sat during rain it looks foggy or like not sealed.

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Peter Short
Peter Short
7 months ago

Our Yorkstone pavers were affected by algae and when cleaned, the light brown colour was also removed. What product can I use to restore the original colour to our now grey Yorkstone?

Terry
Terry
7 months ago

New concrete pavers around a pool discolour in very short time how can I fix the problem

Stanley Tucci
Stanley Tucci
10 months ago

I just submitted remarks and stated the pavers were covered with bleach to kill the mold. As I read down further it appears the milky appearance is due to the sealer.,

Stanley Tucci
Stanley Tucci
10 months ago

In Bradenton FL, black mold developed in joints. The pavers were covered with bleach which killed the mold but left a milky look to the pavers. What can be done”

Roy Lopez
Roy Lopez
1 year ago

Where can I buy supreme shield SB 600?

Marty
Marty
1 year ago

Had a very rough time getting sealer off after we saw a lot of milky white haze on most pavers. I am Very hesitant to put sealer back on. Any suggestions.

felicia zweifler
felicia zweifler
1 year ago

We have Cambridge pavers for 7 years. They were dirty looking but still had good color. We recently had them power washed, sanded and sealed. They are more faded looking then before. What else can we do to bring color back.

felicia zweifler
felicia zweifler
1 year ago

We recently had our Cambridge pavers powerwashed, sanded and sealed. But they are more faded looking then they were before. We have had them for 8 years. It almost looks like the material is shedding. What else can be done to get back some of the color.

Erika
Erika
1 year ago

Here is the picture

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Erika
Erika
1 year ago

Our patio was done 3 years ago. My husband filed the joints with polymeric sand and for some reason the armortec pavers color looks like stained from the sand.
He tried powerwash to take the remained sand, but did it have any luck.
How can we bring the color back?
Here is a picture of our patio.
Please help

Marty
Marty
1 year ago

I was told the white milky stains on my sealed paver is from moisture beneath the paver. The sealer kept the moisture from evaporating so I paid more money to have the sealer remove with much work and power washing. Still have milky white stains and have tried everything. I’m afraid to seal again.

Linda shaw
Linda shaw
2 years ago

How do I bring back the brownish colors in my pavers.

Brendan murphy
Brendan murphy
2 years ago

Where my wife parks her car in the driveway, my brick pavers have lost colour. How do I restore them.

Penny
Penny
2 years ago

My driveway pavers are faded and 14 years old. I had them reset a year ago due to they were falling on the edges. I asked the contractor if we could seal them to get the color back. The color is there when wet after it rains. He stated do not try to seal now because after you seal the sealant will look milky white. Is this true?

Sam Berry
Sam Berry
2 years ago

Looking for a Company in Florida to clean,recolor and seal my driveway.

Kevin Dodge
Kevin Dodge
2 years ago
Reply to  Sam Berry

Where u located

Predrag Stojiljkovic
Predrag Stojiljkovic
2 years ago

Hi. I have purchased multicolored pavers three years ago. They partialy lost color and I called the contractor to take a look and offer solution. They introduce sealers and I wanted to see the effect so I gave them couple of leftover pavers to seal them. The pavers that had some color left had the intensity of the color after the sealer but the other ones did not have the same effect. The contractor also said that color fades over time and its a fact but I didn’t get the answer why there is color on some and on others… Read more »

Steven G Smith
Steven G Smith
2 years ago

I just installed pavers, that last step was to sweep in sand then run a plate vibrator to lock everything up. The pavers now look scuffed up, the color is very faded. Any suggestions?

Daniel Cole
Daniel Cole
1 year ago
Reply to  Steven G Smith

You should have laid down a 4 x 8 sheet of plywood over the pavers to protect them from the plate vibrator doing a 32 sq. ft. area at a time. Now wet your pavers. If the scuff marks seem to go away and the color looks good to you just let them dry. Then seal them with a very high quality sealer. Good luck. Daniel Cole Smyrna, Delaware

Ed Colbert
Ed Colbert
2 years ago

I would like to find a professional company to clean, recolor and seal my concrete paver driveway. The only ones I have found are in Florda and New Jersey. I need one that will service the Washington, D.C. market.

Howard Rohan
Howard Rohan
2 years ago

My pavers got bleached by a weed killer. Is there anything I can do to bring the color back

Pat Hurworth
Pat Hurworth
3 years ago

will a wet look sealer make the pavers slippery & take longer to dry?
Cheers
Pat

Jan
Jan
3 years ago

I picked my paver color of an existing project, when mine where installed the color is yellow, orange, Venetian Travertine, I hate it against my brick. Can I lighten the color?! or go over the darkest color with another color stain., maybe a light charcoal? If I go over it does it stay?
Just sick in Oklahoma.

Lisa
Lisa
3 years ago

I had to add pavers to my driveway
The color is slightly lighter
Is there a way to make them darker

Lisa
Lisa
3 years ago

Thank you

Gerald Dupasquier
Gerald Dupasquier
3 years ago

How do I get back the color of my pavers as they are very faded from the Arizona sun ?

Gerald Dupasquier
Gerald Dupasquier
3 years ago

I live in Arizona, how do I get the color back in my severely faded pavers ?

Gerald Dupasquier
Gerald Dupasquier
3 years ago

I have multi colored pavers that have faded pretty bad, I’ve tried using a sample’’ wet look’’ application and it’s hardly noticeable, I need help

Angela Casella
Angela Casella
3 years ago

I have a dusty rose brick pavers that turned orange. I want to bring back the rose color. What sealant should I use.

Vince
Vince
3 years ago

Can i use garage floor paint on top of super seal 30 ???

Joyce
Joyce
3 years ago

You say choosing the right paver sealer will result in an enhanced look and restored color. What sealer do you recommend and can a non-professional purchase it at a local store (Lowes, Ace, etc.) or online?

Thanks in advance.

DEBBY
DEBBY
4 years ago

So if I had my pavers sealed and they got MUCH darker – is there a way to lighten them or restore their original color? The pavers were originally mustard color – now, they are brown 🙁

Debby
Debby
4 years ago

Thanks for the quick response!! How would I strip off the sealer?

Debby
Debby
4 years ago

Thanks so much!!

Debby
Debby
4 years ago

ADDITIONAL Question please – A white film is appearing since these pavers were sealed – any idea? Stripper will remove this as well? Thanks in advance!!

Debby
Debby
4 years ago

Sealer was applied 4 years after pavers were laid. This “haze” appeared a few weeks after sealer was applied.

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Debby
Debby
4 years ago

Thanks but every video I watched on this product is for concrete and not pavers which concerns me. Its a very large area and not feeling comfortable with stripping these – maybe I can just try the bullnose around the pool to see if that would help. 🙁

Debby
Debby
4 years ago

Thanks!! An experienced contractor got me in this mess!! lol!! Not really laughing tho!!

Kellie
Kellie
4 years ago

Thx!

Lups
Lups
6 years ago

Such a nice and informative stuff.

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