Seal n Lock Paver Sealer Review  3.3/5 (16)

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

Seal n Lock Paver Sealer

Seal n Lock Paver Sealer

Update 2022 for Seal n Lock Paver Sealer Review

As of 2022, we have found that the Seal n Lock Paver Sealer Review has shown some issues with Brick Pavers. We encourage you to read the comments below. If you have any questions on the Seal n Lock Paver Sealer Review product, please ask below in our Q&A area. We are here to help!

Seal n Lock Super Wet is a high solid, two-part water-based pure urethane sealer that penetrates the pavers to provide a longer-lasting protective barrier with superior joint stabilization (no need for polymeric sand) resulting in a ‘wet look.’ Super Wet is user-friendly and environmentally safe. The high solids content of pure urethane wears evenly and lasts longer than solvent-based sealers. Super Wet is available in 2 and 5-gallon kits.

Seal n Lock Paver Sealer Scores (1-10)

Wet Look: 6

– Considering this is the Seal n Lock wet look version, the sealer did a very average job at enhancing or improving the paver stones with a wet look.

Gloss Level: 6

– Same as the wet look, The Seal N Lock did have an average shine after drying. This product goes on milky white but dries to a clear satin shine.

Joint Sand Hardening: 9

– The Seal n Lock did an excellent job with hardening the sand down to the base of the pavers. After 2 years, the sand erosion was minimal.

Fading/Wearing After 2 Years: 2

– After two years the Seal N Lock Wet Look has faded significantly. Very little if any of the shine or wet look was visible. There was a large amount of mold and mildew growing in the sand as well.

White Haze/Yellowing: 10

– Seal n Lock did not yellow or turn white.

Overall Score Seal n Lock Paver Sealer at 2 Year Period: 6.6

– Seal n Lock did not score very well for us. We definitely did not like the one-day application process. We had all kinds of trouble with the “wet sand” application even though we watched their video and talked to the customer service. We could not get the sand even and had air pockets. After many hours we did get the sand even and level but in our opinion, we would prefer to let the pavers dry and sweep in the sand. We also noticed the sealer seemed to feed mold growth in the sand. After checking with some contractors, we have found that this has been a known issue with Seal n Lock.

It does not discolor, decent at sand hardening, everything else was average or poor.

Product Information:

Where To Buy Online: Pressure Wash Supplies
Sealer Type: Wet Look Water-Based Urethane Sealer
Types of Substrates: Brick Pavers, Concrete, Retaining Walls, Aggregate, Natural Stones
Coats Required: 2 coats
Coverage Per Gallon: 150-200 sq. ft
Application Tools: Sprayer
Dry Time: 4 Hours
Cleanup: Soap and Water
VOC Compliant: Compliant in all States
Manufacturer: Seal n Lock

Test Stats:

Surface Type: Paver Patio In PA
UV Exposure: 50% Sun
How Many Years Tested: 2 Years

*All products tested and results are from our experience. We offer no guarantee of similar results. Take into consideration that results may differ due to different surface types, exposure to UV radiation, and traffic.

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Nancy
Nancy
1 year ago

We are looking for a company to power wash and seal our driveway snd enclosed porches in Florida. We have pavers. One company wants to use Ure Seal H2O and the other Seal n Lock wet look. Which product is better?

TERRY GREEN
TERRY GREEN
2 years ago

I APPLIED TO MUCH SEALER ON PART OF MY PATIO AND HAVE WHITE SEALER IN THE JOINTS AND THE LOW SPOTS OF THE PAVERS. IS THERE A PRODUCT THAT WILL CUT AND STRIP THE SEAL N LOCK SEALER

Stacey
Stacey
2 years ago

Any feedback on Cobble Lock semi-gloss sealer

Scott’s Sealing
Scott’s Sealing
2 years ago

I’ve been using Seal ‘n Lock for the past 8 years. It is the best sealer I’ve ever used. Why it only it got three stars makes no sense to me. If I could give it ten stars I would. Greatest stuff in the market.

Laura Brown
Laura Brown
2 years ago

What is the best sealer for pavers in the market. I live in Florida. Thanks. Please reply to my E-Mail.

Jim
Jim
3 years ago

Hello, I live in upstate N.Y. and had a certified experienced contractor, who said he’s used different products but now uses Seal and Lock, prep and seal my year old Belguard pavers last fall. I was hoping to seal and lessen the silver(ish) hue from my new pavers. I love the look when the pavers are wet so I asked for the color to be enhanced. He used the “Super-Wet-Look” water based two component urethane sealer which did bring out some of the color. My concern is that now 6 months later, the pavers are back to the silverfish color… Read more »

Ed
Ed
3 years ago

Run Far and fast away from seal and lock, you have been warned!!

Robbie
Robbie
3 years ago

Had Seal’nLock used on pavers around pool. It looked great for a few days. The sand started coming out after the first rain. It is completely gone in places. Even worse, it has left white discoloration on the pavers. I have sent request to the company to have someone come inspect the situation but have received no response.

Scott
Scott
3 years ago
Reply to  Robbie

Same thing happened to my pavers around the pool. I believe it has something to do with the salt in the water since it only turned white in areas were the pool water got on them. I let it go until the next time I sealed the pavers 3 years later and this time I used the Defy product. I have not had the same problems.

Gary
Gary
3 years ago

What if it rains 2 hours after application?

Scott
Scott
3 years ago
Reply to  Gary

as long as the sealer has cured you should be ok. I had this happen on my driveway about an hour after I put on my final coat, the water still beaded .

John
John
4 years ago

I have question. Is the seal n lock super wet sealer breathable?

Jeff
Jeff
5 years ago

This review above is based on their original formula. They reformulated in Dec 2015 with a 'higher solids' content. However the higher solids Seal N Lock now purchase is from overseas is poor in quality. The sealer lasts no longer than 9 months in any application.
Dozzens of contractors have stopped using this prodict because of premature product failures.
When contractors contact Deal n Lock owner, Richard Colletti, he tells them they 'must have mixed it wrong'.
There is a contractor driven class action lawsuit pending against Seal N Lock System Corp because of these premature product failures.

Melvin
Melvin
3 years ago
Reply to  Jeff

Hello sir could you please contact me regarding the lawsuit.

Brandon O'Connor
Brandon O'Connor
3 years ago
Reply to  Melvin

same here I ordered a lot from seal n lock and had nothing but problems and mad customers urea seal is definitely the better product… highly recommended

bryancannon
bryancannon
5 years ago

We have used this product for over 9 years exclusively in our sealing business. We have never had the issues stated here. Just like anything else – the applicator must know what they are doing. There is more to sealing than just spraying or rolling a sealer onto a surface. Like one of the comments from a "contractor" that it takes 8 hours to wet sand 1000 sq ft. We routinely wet sand that same amount in about 30 minutes with perfect coverage. Again, its about learning the trade not just popping a top on a pail of sealer. Each… Read more »

John W
John W
5 years ago

We hired a "certified contractor" of the seal n lock system to seal the pavers on our pool deck. They pressure washed, sanded, swept and then sealed the pavers as the sun was setting and assured me that sealing that late in the day without the sun to help dry the product was one of the great things about seal n lock. The next morning the product had pooled in the paver joints and cured a bright, almost florescent white color … it was absolutely terrible. I reached out to the owner of seal n lock who is based 20… Read more »

Richard Detrio
Richard Detrio
5 years ago
Reply to  John W

if to much sealer is applied, the contractor is at fault not the product. The contractor should have used a blower to move the excess sealer around so it wouldn't pool. Sounds like an application error. I have used this product daily for years. Any sealer applied like this would produce the same results.

bryancannon
bryancannon
5 years ago
Reply to  John W

You probably chose the lowest the price. That contractor did what he probably does on every job. Homework has to be done when choosing a contractor. If your new roof leaks, is the shingles' fault or the nails' fault – most likely now. We see this every day – 99 times out of 100 the contractor was chosen as the low bid. There is plenty of ways now a days to be able to do research on a contractor.

Did you get this fixed yet? I would be willing to try to help if needed.

Greg
Greg
5 years ago

I had the low gloss product with 2 coats with surfaces well prepared for the resealing/sanding application to my driveway, walkway, lanai, pool deck brick red pavers.I had it done by a very experienced and reputable company so cannot comment on application difficulty. It dried fine and did not discolor or damage pavers. Seem average or below average in terms of durability and sand retention. Sand didn't last a year and sealer less than 2 years Very expensive and ties area up for a few days so irritating to need it redone every two years. . I am due for… Read more »

rick detrio
rick detrio
5 years ago
Reply to  Greg

How was the sealer applied? with a low cost air pump back pack sprayer? or a motorized sealer sprayer designed to spray sealer? maybe it wasn't applied with a Flood coat first and then 2 more coats after.

Ed Gaudet
Ed Gaudet
6 years ago

After 3 coats of seal n lock, I put on an additiona 2 coats of the wet seal n lock. I did not get the wet look that I expected.
The first 3 coats were put on by a company call Dura Lock, which I would not recommend.

Bill
Bill
6 years ago

I just received an estimate for washing and sealing my brick pavers. The company states that they apply 3 coats of Seal n Lock instead of the typical 1 heavy coat and a second light coat. They claim this provides better results in the wet look as well as the gloss. they also claim this 3 heavy coat application extend the life of the sealer to about 3 years. What do you think?

Tim
Tim
6 years ago
Reply to  Bill

During rain plan on the surface being extremely slippery and dangerous. If used on a driveway, your cars could skid and slide.

BOB
BOB
8 years ago

SEAL N LOCK GOES DOWN FAIRLY EASILY BUT OVERALL IT IS TOTAL GARBAGE. THE WET SANDING WORKS IF YOU HAVE 8 HOURS TO DO 1000 SQ.FT. IT LASTS ABOUT A YEAR OR SO ON AVERAGE AND IS WAY WAY OVERPRICED. COMPARABLE PRODUCTS ARE 30% LESS AND DO AT LEAST THE SAME AND MOST ARE BETTER.

Chris
Chris
8 years ago
Reply to  BOB

Bob, You don't have a clue about sealing or sealers! I have over 30 + years in the Interlocking Paver Industry and have used every type of sealer under the sun. Seal-N-Lock is not over priced it is very fair taking into account you add water when mixing so you actually get 10 gallons out of a 5 gallon bucket. Why don't you go to Home Depot and buy some garbage they sell and compare. You have to mix it and apply it right like anything to get it to work correctly. I think it is a great product and… Read more »

Tim
Tim
6 years ago
Reply to  BOB

You got it right Bob. Seal N Lock discolored my pavers and they looked dingy after the application. The end of my driveway slopes down to the road. If it rained during the first year, my car skid when I hit the brake before the road… making it down-right dangerous. Seal N Lock is garbage. The wet sanding lasted about a year.

Nick Smith
Nick Smith
5 years ago
Reply to  Tim

As a contractor – I used real n Lock for years. However there are my h better products out there and we had to stop using the sealer because it would fail after only 6-9 months.
We now use Ure-Seal h2o and it works wonders.

Scott Amendolaro
Scott Amendolaro
8 years ago

On my other patio which was much smaller I had an overlay of 2" pavers (over Chattahoochee) . These had been sealed in the past with solvent and I had a lot of mold growth in the joints because the pavers did not have great drainage .( I do not recommend using overlays if you can avoid it) I aslo do not recommend Super wet for overlays if you already have mold issues . I have had mold growth both in the joints and on the pavers themselves. I am going to give the Natural Luster a try next time… Read more »

Scott Amendolaro
Scott Amendolaro
8 years ago

Update:

Decided I would try the DEFY water based product. Received a sample and ran it on several pavers and it looks good .
Looking at the Scores here it will not fade as quickly as the Seal_n_lock and I don't need to mix it so thats a + Only time will tell now, I plan on doing several homes with the Defy and compare it to the Seal_n_lock

Scott Amendolaro
Scott Amendolaro
8 years ago

My back patios I have had some mixed results On one Patio I have 2,500 sf of artistic paves . Artistic pavers are extremely dense have practically no absorption. It does not take much to coat them and it can result in a slippery condition. Because of the low absorption a blower is required to stop pooling .. Long term I have had my artistic pavers turn white after the first year in areas where people enter and leave the pool areas . It is definitely the sealer since I can pull it off with my fingers after pressure washing.… Read more »

Scott Amendolaro
Scott Amendolaro
8 years ago

I used Seal N lock 3 years ago to seal the driveways and patios of my 2 homes
My main driveways for both homes amounted to over 6000sf. The deep enhancement and shine lasts less then a year but the Joint sealing is supurb which is the main reason for me sealing them. 95% of my joint sand stayed intact . I am now starting to see weed and insect intrusion in random areas. I have also noticed that most of the joints have now turned (or begun to turn) black with mold.

Thomas
Thomas
8 years ago

Seal N Lock turned my gray pavers to charcoal black and brown. It absolutely destroyed a $70,000 project. Does anyone know how to get this stuff off? Never again…

Mary
Mary
8 years ago

We have come to the conclusion that due to the fact that we were not part of any of the testing, the allowance of a fake testimony by a fake and offensive name, the disrespect and assumptions made on your part via your last post without discussing with us, and the negative comment ending your post, we respectfully withdraw our company from this website. The sad part of this website, is that it is simply a marketing tool…each time someone clicks on a place to order, the company that comes up gets to share some monetary profit with you. It's… Read more »

Tyler
Tyler
5 years ago

This is just seal n locks scare tactic. They do it to contractors that stop using their product as well. IWork for a ckmpanynow thatused to use real n Lock (over 2 million square feet Rach year) and had to stop because it's poor durability. Once our company transitioned to a new product – the owner, Richard Colletti, sent threatening messages to him, left him bad 1 star re views on line and even filed a BBB complaint. had an attorney draft a cease & desist letter to him as well. My boss. (the company owner) submitted it to his… Read more »

Steve Tuliano
8 years ago

My company "Brick Paving Systems,Inc." has been installing pavers in the Tampa Bay area for 35 years and we have used many products to seal them over the years.We have used solvent based as well as water based sealers and I would rate Seal and Lock Wet Look as one of the best. The product needs to be applied correctly or you will not get the best result.Recently the product was reformulated and more of the pure urethane added and our customers are extremely happy with the sealing jobs. Wet sanding takes practice and dry sanding is used when we… Read more »

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Edited
8 years ago

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Nancy
Nancy
8 years ago
Reply to  Edited

Edited for Manufacturer Response.

Nancy
Nancy
8 years ago

Thank You

Mary
Mary
8 years ago

How long does it take for a post that a contractor writes to actually appear on this site?

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