This post was most recently updated on January 30th, 2023
Best Brick Paver Sealer Strippers
As of 2023, there have been some major updates with the different sealer stripper types for concrete available on the market. The main ingredient of a Paver Stripper, Methylene Chloride has now been banned for consumer use in the US. The good news is that there are other options that will work. The main difference is a longer dwell time to activate. About 45-60 minutes.
If you have any questions as to the best type of concrete sealer stripper for your project, please ask below in our Q&A area. We are here to help!
Paver Sealer Stripper How To Tips and Review
Tackling a large project like concrete or brick paver sealing can be stressful. When something goes wrong on a project that takes up a large area, something that would be a small problem suddenly turns into an overwhelming problem. Acrylic concrete and paver sealer projects can fail by using wet look sealers that dry unevenly. Sealers can become discolored by turning yellow or white due to over-application, cheap inferior acrylics, or moisture.
Stripping Brick Paver Sealer Turned White
A Concrete Paver Sealer Stripper is the only type of product on the market that can quickly and easily remove failed sealers from concrete or pavers without damaging the surface itself. It works on a multitude of different surfaces including acrylic, varnish, latex, lacquer, urethane, epoxy, and most types of filming coatings. To use it, first test a small area. Roll Sealer Stripper on concrete or pavers and allow for the area for 10 minutes. If the area is exterior, wash it with a pressure washer. If the area is indoors, use a scrub brush and flat blade to remove. Depending on the resilience of the sealer, your concrete or pavers may require multiple rounds of Paver Sealer Stripper application. Do not try to strip larger areas at a time. We recommend not exceeding 100 square feet at a time.
Please note that timing is crucial for using a Paver Sealer Stripper. Watch for the old coating to lift. If you try to remove it too soon, the sealer will remain bound to the concrete. It is equally important to remove Paver Stripper Sealer immediately after the film has lifted, as leaving it on the concrete or brick paver surface for too long will cause the coating to dry and re-seal.
Our choice as Contractors for a Brick Paver Sealer Stripper is the Clemons Concrete Coating Stripper. You can find this online and at select stores.
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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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Does the Clemons product work better on pavers than Xynol? I’m getting conflicting info on whether or not Xynol works on paver sealer.
Xylene is not a stripper and will not remove old coatings. Xylene is a solvent only. You need an actual stripper like the Clemons Stripper or the RAD PaintStrip.
Thanks! Wish I had asked before I spent 2 hours in the hot sun trying to do it with Xylene 😀 I posted 2 pix, pre & post xylene. Will the Clemons Stripper or the RAD PaintStrip fix this? Apply with a roller,100 sq’ max, wait 10 minutes and pressure wash off? Repeat as req’d? Thanks! Ed
Try the RAD Paint Strip. Apply and wait 1-2 hours. Pressure wash off. You can actually leave it on for up to 24 hours and it will be even easier to pressure wash off.
Previous owner put H&C sealer gloss acrylic on my pavers in Florida keys. The sealer is now about 5 years old and looks very bad. Does your product help this?
Yes, the stripper will remove this.
Do I need precautions of this product as these pavers surrounds pool and a lot of well established vegetation ?
Yes, you cannot get it into the pool or on vegetation. Take precautions.
Thanks for reply. But how do you pressure wash this all around pool
and vegetation without some of the product getting in pool and/or planted trees?
Very carefully. Might want to hire a pro as well?
I am in Maryland I try to buy a seaker striper?
which is best remover from pavers
Clemons Concrete stripper. You can get it here: https://www.opwdecks.com/concrete-and-paver-sealer-stripper-5-gallon.htm
Hi I used the Behr Premium wet look sealer from Homedepot. It came out great. However, recently bought new tires and tire mark are now left printed on the driveway. Why? It is because they are new? Other vehicle does not leave marks.
Sorry but not sure on this.
Is Clemon’s stripper available for purchase in the Chicagoland area?
Not that we know of.
Hello, I applied Rycal paver sealer to my concrete imprint slabs. Before applying I swept kiln sand into the groves. On applying the sealer with a roller the sand ended up all over the surface of the slabs and looks horrendously bad. I need to start again by stripping the sealer. Can you please advise what product best to use and the process.
Use this to remove: https://www.google.com/search?q=www.opwdecks.com/paver-sealer-stripper.htm
Hello , after i sealed i had those white spots , are you able to advice? im much appreciated in advance for all advice and help!
What sealer brand and type did you use?
Armor AR350 solvent based acrylic wet look concrete sealer and paver sealer Thank you very much !
Try applying Xylene first to the entire area. Spray on to a clean and dry surface. Hopefully, it reset the sealer and it goes away. If it does not, you will need to strip it all down and start over.
Where can I buy this Clemons stripper in the 94404 area…San francisco Bay area?
Sorry but you cannot buy it locally. Check online.
What about using hot water steam pressure cleaners for stripping sealant?
Water alone will not work.
I put paver sealer on and then it started to rain heavy and turned white how can I remove this
Did you read the above article?
Will his product take white haze of pavers that has been sealed
What type of sealer is on there now? Please post a picture.
My pavers are relatively new, however, due to some shoddy work by the people who installed them, they have now faded. They also have some tough cement stains. So, instead of having nice brown and black pavers, I am left with white, faded bricks. Please suggest any solution to remedy this mess..Thank you!
Picture please of the fading and stains.
I’ve inserted the picture of the fading and stains as requested.
For the concrete stain/smears try a cleaner called NMD80. For the sealer after the prep, try Supreme Shield SB-600.
I currently reside in Durban, South Africa. Is it possible for you to suggest places where I can purchase these products you’ve recommeded in my country?. I did a Google search yesterday which proved fruitless.
No idea if sold outside the USA. Doubt it.
To your knowledge, is this product still being produced? I cannot find it through a google search, nor on Amazon.
While you’re taking the time to respond, do you mind providing a back-up product recommendation? I’m looking to strip a 5+ year-old sealer (type unknown) from our stamped concrete patio.
Yes it is available and easily found by searching https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=Concrete+Paver+Sealer+Stripper&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8