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 loose its appeal. Restoring them will bring back color to the 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 color.