The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Sandstone Sealer8th April 2020
Have you recently added a brand-new natural stone paving installation to your property?
Natural stone has many advantages over concrete and other manmade materials. It looks fantastic as it offers an attractive blend of tones and unique blemishes that add character to paving installations in any outdoor area.
The natural colouring of your paving will retain its appearance over the long term – if you follow some very simple maintenance tips and invest in the best protection solutions. Natural sandstone sealer is your best friend when it comes to protecting your stone paving installation and ensuring that you make the most out of your investment in the years to come!
How To Select The Perfect Sandstone Sealer
Now you know that you need to use natural sandstone sealer on top of your paving stones, you’ll be wondering which is the best product to treat your new installation! We recommend using a sandstone patio sealer product which offers the following benefits:
- Long-lasting protection
- Single coat application
- Cost-effective yet quality sealant solution
- Defence against all weathers
Based on these important factors, we recommend our Resiblock Indian Sandstone Invisible product as the perfect choice of sandstone paving sealer for any type of patio, driveway or path around the exterior of your home.
Benefits of Using Sandstone Paving Sealer
When you apply a sandstone sealer to your installation, you can be assured that it is protected from the effects of water permeating through the stone. The product coats the entire area to prevent fluid damage or staining from other liquids including oil or even drinks spillages on a patio. When the weather becomes warmer, your paving will also be protected from the effects of the sun’s strong rays, as the sealant is entirely UV resistant so you can be assured that your installation will still look fresh.
Sandstone patio sealer also prevents weeds from growing between the joints of your paving installation. By effectively locking down the surface area of your installation, you can be assured that no growth is able to take place, thereby vastly reducing the amount of maintenance you’ll need to perform to keep your paving looking neat, fresh and attractive for several years.
Our sandstone sealer is extremely versatile and can be used with a variety of natural stones including sandstone, Yorkstone, limestone and granite.
How long will your sandstone sealer last for?
Once you have protected your outdoor paving stones with our fantastic natural sandstone sealer, you can expect it to provide a transparent shield for approximately five years, assuming an average amount of foot traffic and weather conditions.
After this time, it’s simple to reapply the sandstone paving sealer to your patios, driveways, paths or any other paving installations by following the steps again to add an additional single coat of long-lasting protection.
How should you apply the sandstone paving sealer?
Before you begin your application of natural sandstone sealer, it’s essential that you check the surface area of your paving is entirely dry. You’ll need to plan your work around the weather and ensure that there hasn’t been a recent downpour, nor should rain be predicted in the next 8 hours. It’s also important that you don’t attempt to apply your sandstone patio sealer when the outdoor temperature is less than 3 degrees Celsius or more than 30 degrees Celsius as this can have a negative impact on the coating of your sealant.
Begin by sweeping away any loose dirt, debris or excess jointing sand from between the cracks of your paving stones. When you’re ready to apply your sandstone sealer, you can do so with the use of a Resiblock application roller. You can also use a roller to remove any build-up of sealant in the joints. Once you have applied the coating, you should avoid walking on it for a minimum of 3 hours, but vehicles shouldn’t go on your newly coated driveway for at least 24 hours.
How much coverage does the sealant offer?
The amount of sandstone patio sealer you may need will depend on the size of paving area you wish to cover as well as the porosity of the stone. Typically though, you can expect a litre of our Resiblock Indian Sandstone Sealer Invisible to cover 4-6m². As you only need to apply a single coat of our natural sandstone sealer, this makes it an incredibly cost-effective solution for any of your exterior paving sealant needs.
If you have any questions about our sandstone patio sealer or any of our paving colour enhancer products, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our knowledgeable customer service team who will be happy to offer advice on your paving project and discuss our product range with you!