Frequently Asked Questions
Paver Sealing Information and, Troubleshooting
Paver sealing is designed to protect pavers from rain, snow, ice and even sun (although most pavers are designed to be UV resistant). Sealing creates an invisible layer on top of your pavers that repels water, oil and anything else you might accidentally drop, as long as you wash it away as soon as you notice it.
The following questions are ones customers frequently ask us and therefore decided to post as information we think everyone should have access to.
There are many reasons to seal your pavers. Sealer will protect pavers from harsh UV rays which over time will fade the colors of the pavers. Sealer will also make the surface of the pavers less absorbent. This means muddy shoes, bird droppings, spills, etc. are easier to clean with a hose. Our sealer will also enhance the natural color of your pavers and help prevent sand washout between the joints.
Approximately 2-3 years depending on conditions before cleaning and reapplication is needed.
Costs vary depending on the porosity of your brick pavers, the size of your paved area(s), and the labor involved.
SealThane is a water based two component acrylic urethane that provides superior protection against fading, staining and UV rays while binding the joint sand and stabilizing the joints to prevent movement, settling, and shifting. It contains low VOC’s and is environmentally friendly which means it can used in all 50 states.
SealThane paver sealer will enhance the natural color of your pavers. Our sealer will penetrate and be absorbed below the surface of the pavers to protect against UV rays and spills. Our sealer will also help prevent mold, mildew, weed growth, and ants.
If a spill occurs you simply need to hose off the surface of the pavers to avoid any stains.
SealThane paver sealer is a penetrating and film forming sealer that is absorbed into the surface of the paver therefore it will not leave a slippery surface. Our authorized sealing technicians are trained to apply the appropriate amount of sealer to avoid slippery areas. Toom many coats or excessive sealer can induce slippery conditions.
Absolutely you can seal yourself! Please contact us at 813-308-9202 for application instructions and product support. Be sure to read the Application guides and the directions on the label prior to sealing.
No! SealThane and PAver Seal RX will unique brick paver sealer is formulated not only to seal and protect that surface of your pavers but also to bind the sand between the joints of the brick pavers. We suggest apply two coats, the first coat to bind the joint sand and the second coat to form a protective barrier and deeply enhance the color of the pavers. By locking the sand in the joints, there is no need for polymeric sand!
Facilitates maintenance by reducing oil and dirt penetration
Resists the attack of weather and UV Rays
Penetrates deeply for maximum effectiveness and durability and locks the sand in the joints in place to prevent washout
Our brick paver sealer will not make the paver surface slippery, will not peel or discolor, and wears evenly.
A minimum of 30 days before using our paver sealing products.
No! Our brick paver sealer is a water based two part urethane that is VOC compliant in all 50 states and does not harm vegetation. Even if our sealer were to get into your pool water during the sealing process it would not harm the water. The filter in your pool would take care of removing the sealer.
Our products can be applied while the surface is damp. there is no need to wait for the pavers to completely dry before applying any one of our paver sealers. Which means the sealing project can be completed in the same day!
SealThane and Paver Seal RX brick paver sealers will help inhibit mold, mildew, and algae growth – it will not prevent it.