Brick Paver Sealing?

by scott paul

Why do you seal Brick Pavers?

This is by far the most asked question that we receive regarding Brick Paver Patios, Driveways, Pool Areas, and Pathways.

The answer is:

  • Protection
  • Color Enhancement
  • Color Preservation
  • Joint Sand Loss.

Protection

Sealing your Brick Pavers will protect from spills and stains. While the sealer does not stop 100% penetration it will help “deep” penetration from oil spills, rust from water, dirt, grime, etc. making future cleanup easier!

Enhancement

Using a paver sealer will enhance the natural tones of your brick pavers with a “wet” look. This will darken the color similar to as if they were wet with water. The sealer will also add a shine to the pavers. The shine level is dependent on the porosity of the cement pavers but does come in a High Gloss, Semi-Gloss, and a Matte Finish.

Color Preservation

Sealing the brick pavers will protect the original color and appearance. If they are not sealed the pavers will dull and will look “pitted”. This is a result of natural weathering and traffic.

Joint Sand Loss

Joint Sand loss from natural weathering, weeds, and insects is a common problem. Sealing your pavers can harden the sand and prevent this from occurring.

 

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TC
TC
5 months ago

Had new paver install sealed with SB6000 18 months ago (Southwest FL).  Unfortunately, the pavers “wet look” was very short lived.  Do you recommend going back with the SB6000 or converting to the SS25-semi gloss?  Recommended prep?  Thank you

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Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  TC

Try the Super Seal 25 this time. Pressure wash for prep.

Isaac
Isaac
9 months ago

I just had Unilock pavers install at my home. The installer suggested that I use a cleaner and sealer he said SB-8700 for the pavers. I am unsure if I should seal first or what I need to do to protect my new patio.

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Admin
9 months ago
Reply to  Isaac

Use this to seal.
https://www.concretesealerstore.com/surebond-sb-8700.html

Pressure wash for prep.

James sola
James sola
1 year ago

Driveway 20100 sq live outside of Chicago il would like semi gloss sealer how much should I buy an what sealer is the best for our area driveway is 20 years old

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  James sola

Super Seal 25.

John
John
3 years ago

We live in North Florida. How often should brick pavers be sealed. We used the Supreme Seal 25 acrylic sealer about 5 years ago on our concrete brick paver patio. Does it need to be resealed? Just pressure washed to clean it. Also, Should more paver sand be used to fill the cracks where the sand has washed away?

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Admin
3 years ago
Reply to  John

Resealing every 2-3 years is normal. Pressure wash for prep. Add sand only if needed.

bob hamilton
bob hamilton
3 years ago

What is the different between the superseal25 and superseal voc

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Admin
3 years ago
Reply to  bob hamilton

Just VOC content. Nothing else.

Robert
Robert
3 years ago

I live in s. fla and bought superseal-25 and installed on my brick pavers, but am reading a lot of negatives about solvent sealer in this area. should I be worried? It went on nice and looks beautiful after 48 hrs

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Admin
3 years ago
Reply to  Robert

No issues with using a solvent-based sealer. We sell 1000s of gallons a year for FL and they work great there!

William
William
5 years ago

What about Travertine and Flagstone sealing.

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Admin
5 years ago
Reply to  William

Wet look or gloss sealers will not work well for natural stone. Dries blotchy.

John S. Kreighbaum
John S. Kreighbaum
12 years ago

Good morning. I sealed our patio brick pavers (purchased at Lowes) and they looked terrible. I wanted to enhance the natural tones of our brick pavers with a “wet” look. The sealer added little shine to the pavers and left them yellow with a lot of sand trapped in the material. I ended up spending hundreds of dollars to purchase a chemical to remove which took days and days using my powerwasher. The porosity of our cement pavers seems to be very high. What do you recommend?

John S. Kreighbaum
6211 Glynmoor Lakes Drive
Charlotte, NC 28277

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