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Supreme Shield SB-600 Wet Look Review

Supreme Sheild Wet Look SealerSupreme Shield Wet Look Concrete Sealer

Update May 2017

As of 2017, we have found that the Supreme Shield SB-600 is the most popular sealers when looking for a wet look without the gloss or shine. This can be used for Stamped Concrete, Brick Pavers and other Decorative Concrete Surfaces. If you have any questions on this product, please ask below in our Q&A area. We are here to help!

SUPREME SHIELD SB is a solvent-based penetrating sealer designed for stamped concrete, concrete pavers and other porous concrete surfaces. Application of SUPREME SHIELD SB will enhance the color and give the wet look without adding the gloss and plastic look associated with other traditional film forming sealers. Once treated, the surface repels water and oil to prevent staining.

SuperSeal30 Paver and Concrete Sealer Scores (1-10)

Wet Look: 10

– The Supreme Shield SB-600 will add a rich wet look, similar to any other solvent based paver or stamped concrete sealers.

Gloss Level: N/A

– This product is not designed to add a shine.

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SuperSeal25 Semi-Gloss Paver and Concrete Sealer Review

SuperSeal25 Concrete Sealer

SuperSeal25 Concrete Sealer

Update May 2017

As of 2017, we have found that the Super Seal 25 Semi-gloss is one of the most popular sealers for Stamped Concrete, Brick Pavers and other Decorative Concrete Surfaces. If you have any questions on this product, please ask below in our Q&A area. We are here to help!

SuperSeal25 is a Semi-Gloss Concrete Sealer that can be used for Brick Paver Patios, Exposed Aggregate, and Stamped Concrete. This sealer will darken the appearance and leave a shine similar to a semi-gloss.

The SuperSeal25 is a 25% solid solvent based breathable acrylic sealer and curing compound. This product is suitable for use on interior and exterior concrete surfaces.

SuperSeal25 Paver and Concrete Sealer Scores (1-10)

Wet Look: 10

– SuperSeal25 darkened the paver driveway very well giving the surface a much needed enhanced look. All of the colors in the pavers stood out, restoring the original look.

Gloss Level: 8

– SuperSeal25 contains 25% solids. This left a semi-gloss shine to our driveway.  The sealer dried in a few hours and we were able to drive on the surface the next day.

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Shiny Brick Paver Sealers

Paver sealers come in several different types of finishes. Sealer finishes can range from a matte or semi gloss to a high gloss or wet look appearance. In this article we want to address shiny paver sealers and how they differ from other finishes such as a wet look sealer, and yes there is a difference.

All paver sealers are used to help solidify sand joints between pavers, lock out unwanted moisture, reduce weed growth, reduce freeze and thaw damage, and of course to create a beautiful long lasting finish. In terms of the final finish of a sealer, a matte finish will not alter the appearance of the pavers while a shiny paver sealer will leave a glossy appearance. A wet look sealer will leave the pavers looking wet even after the sealer has dried but is not designed to add a shine.

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Shiny vs Wet Look Paver Sealer What is the Difference?

Sealing pavers is an excellent way to enhance and preserve their appearance. There are certain paver sealers that will bring out the natural colors of the pavers while locking out moisture, which will help preserve and increase their longevity. The sealer also helps to solidify the sand joints and can help with weed growth and freeze/thaw damage that may occur in colder climates.

There are several different finishes involved with paver sealers. A matte finish will not alter the appearance of the pavers at all but will still preserve the surface and keep out unwanted moisture. Typically a matte finish sealer is water-based. Besides a matte finish you can also go for a shiny or wet look. So what is the difference between a shiny vs. wet look paver sealer? There is a slight difference in appearance and also in the formula that makes up either sealer.

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Best Sealer for New Pavers

Newly installed pavers can add curb appeal to your outdoor areas as well as create a usable surface. A new paver installation will not stay looking new long unless it is protected from normal use and natural elements. Unprotected pavers will begin to lose color and may shift or become damaged due to unwanted water intrusion. Weeds will begin to grow up in the sand joints causing an unsightly appearance. Heaving and shifting of the pavers may occur due to freeze and thaw damage. To avoid these issues and protect your new paver invest it is important to apply a paver sealer.

A quality paver sealer will protect against color fading, water intrusion, sand erosion and weed growth keeping your pavers looking new. The best sealer for new pavers comes down to several choices. For an enhanced appearance and superb protection, try SuperSeal 25 or SuperSeal 30. These solvent based sealers contain a high percentage of solids giving new pavers a glossy wet look while offering all the protection they need from harsh elements and foot traffic. SuperSeal will also penetrate the sand joints to create a solid joint free from erosion and weed invasion.

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Best Paver Sealer With Wet Look But No Shine

In order to preserve pavers it is necessary to seal them. This solidifies the sand joints, helps reduce weed growth, locks out moisture, and reduces freeze/thaw damage. Sealing pavers can also enhance their natural beauty. There are several different finishes available for brick pavers. A matte finish would protect the pavers from the elements but would not alter their appearance. For those looking for a more enhanced look that is not shiny or glossy, a “wet look” may be the answer.

A wet look appearance is just like the name implies, the bricks look wet but not shiny. The wet look sealers are also less slippery when wet unlike glossy finishes. The best paver sealer with wet look but no shine comes down to a couple of choices. One of the best according to the reviews for the best paver sealer with wet look but no shine is Supreme Shield SB-600 Paver Sealer. This solvent based penetrating sealer results in an enhanced color, wet look finish without the fake glossy or plastic appearance. Supreme Shield SB-600 is water, salt, stain, and oil resistant to protect your pavers and preserve their beauty. This easy to use paver sealer is perfect for stamped concrete, concrete pavers, as well as other porous concrete surfaces.

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Deep Wet Look Paver Sealer

Applying a paver sealer to your brick paver surfaces is a great way to protect them from the damaging effects of Mother Nature. The elements can play a vital role in creating dirt, grime, mold, mildew, moss, and unwanted weed growth. Harsh UV rays can fade and discolor pavers that are unprotected. Locking out moisture and preserving the color of your pavers is one good reason to seal them on a regular basis.

In addition to protection, some paver sealers can bring out the natural beauty of the pavers to help enhance their appearance. A deep wet look paver sealer will give your pavers a rich “wet look” that helps bring out the natural beauty in the brick. This deep wet look keeps the pavers looking rich for several seasons. This wet look serves well on pavers and is becoming increasingly popular among homeowners today. This type of wet look sealer also does a great job of solidifying sand joints between each of the pavers. This helps reduce unwanted weed and moss growth as well as sand erosion.

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Highest Gloss Paver Sealer

High Gloss Paver Sealer

High Gloss Paver Sealer

What is the Highest Gloss Paver Sealer?

Sealing your exterior hard surfaces is a great way to keep them looking good while providing weather protection. Surfaces around the home that can be sealed range from brick pavers, stamped concrete, acid stained concrete, exposed aggregate, and all other types of decorative concrete.

Sealing pavers and other surfaces serves two purposes. One of course is to prolong the life of the substrate. A quality sealer will protect the surface from staining and weather damage. A penetrating sealer will block unwanted moisture, protect against salt and de-icing chemicals, acid rain, and erosion.

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Glaze N Seal Wet Look Sealer Review

Glaze N Seal Wet Look

Glaze N Seal Wet Look

The original Glaze N Seal “Wet Look” Lacquer provides beautiful high gloss protection to decorative concrete, masonry, and natural stone. For use on porous materials. A clear, non-yellowing sealer that resists tough oils, water, and acid – indoors and outdoors. Deep bonding formula resists peeling, cracking, UV degradation and efflorescence. Great for driveways, patios, fountains, and pond.

Glaze ’N Seal is a crystal clear, high solids acrylic coating designed to protect and beautify concrete, masonry and tile surfaces. This super-tough film was formulated for interior or exterior use. Walk on it – drive on it (it does reject organic stains). It offers ultimate protection in a clear finish.

Brick Paver Patio – 1 coat applied.

Glaze N Seal Wet Look Sealer Scores (1-10)

Wet Look: 8

– Glaze N Seal Wet Look is an excellent wet look sealer. The brick paver patio that we applied to had never been sealed since it was installed 6 years ago. The Glaze N Seal enhanced the gray and red paver bricks as if they were wet with water. The customer was very happy after application.

Gloss Level: 6

– Of the solvent based sealers, Glaze N Seal Wet Look is not the shiniest. The final gloss level after applying 2 coats was a nice matte shine.

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How to Seal Brick Pavers

Brick Paver Sealer

Brick Paver Sealer

Sealing brick pavers is something that a do-it-yourselfer can do with good results. Sealing brick pavers such as a porch, patio, sidewalk, or driveway will have numerous benefits to the pavers and entire brick paver area.

Benefits of Sealing Pavers

  • Prevents sand erosion
  • Reduces weed growth
  • Deters ant colony activity
  • Blocks U.V. rays that cause fading
  • Reduces mold/mildew infiltration
  • Increases longevity of pavers
  • Enhances brick paver’s natural beauty

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