What Are The Main Uses of Indian Sandstone Sealer?19th August 2020
If you’ve recently installed Indian sandstone or any other type of natural stone landscaping, then you’ll want to protect your investment from all types of wear and tear. Indian sandstone can be the perfect medium for multiple types of paving installations including paths, driveways, patios and even indoor flooring. To make sure your natural stone project still shines in the years to come, opt to use Indian sandstone sealer as the finishing touch to perfect and protect your installation. Wondering why this step is so integral to your design? Here are the top benefits of using Indian sandstone sealer in either DIY or trade projects.
Weather-Proof Your Natural Stone Installation
The British weather can have a drastic impact on the quality of your natural stone installation and it’s not just the rain that causes the damage. Strong UV rays in warm weather can fade the colour of the stone within a relatively short period of time. If you have chosen a particularly dark shade of stone, then you’ll find the effect of the fading to be more pronounced. To prevent this loss of appearance, an application of Indian sandstone sealer will provide you with a long-lasting protective coating which is entirely UV resistant. The sealant also protects against the effects of harsher weather conditions too, including rain, snow and storms.
Prevent Weeds Between Your Paving Cracks
Have you previously had problems with weeds, grass and other foliage cropping up between your paving stones? This issue can be eradicated when you take the time to finish off your installation properly with a simple application of Indian sandstone sealer. After you have laid the stone and allowed it to settle and dry, you should use a pressure washer to clean thoroughly between the paving stones. This should blast out any existing weeds or foliage which have taken root. Following the instructions carefully, you can then apply your natural stone sealant to prevent weeds from growing between the joints of your stonework. The seal is entirely transparent so won’t affect the aesthetics of your paving, and you’ll enjoy the positive effects for years to come.
Prevent Algae From Forming
Too much moisture on your natural stone is the perfect environment for algae to thrive in. This can occur in either damp weather conditions, but also when it is hot and humid with plenty of moisture in the air. Lichen is another type of fungus that is attracted to your stonework for the same reasons. To banish both from your natural stone paving, a single coat of Indian sandstone sealer will act as an invisible barrier to moisture. This allows the stone beneath the sealant to remain dry and untouched by any type of moisture or fluid.
Barrier Against Fluid Damage
Natural stone is such a versatile paving solution that it works well in both interior and exterior settings. Are you looking to create stunning flooring for a new conservatory or perhaps you wish to revamp your patio area? Stones such as sandstone, Limestone, granite or Yorkstone are all fantastic choices, so long as you look after them. Fluid damage is one of the biggest risks to the integrity of your natural stone installation. Whether it’s rain, spilled beverages, oil spills or leaky guttering, each of them could have a negative impact on your stonework if it is left unsealed. Of course, by applying a coat of Indian sandstone sealer, you’ll be assured that your stone is protected by a strong fluid-resistant barrier that will last for many years to come.
If you’re ready to protect your natural stone installation from wear and tear or the nuisances of algae, lichen or weeds, then invest in Indian sandstone sealer today. Resiblock’s helpful customer service team will be happy to answer any queries you have about our products or to assist in placing an order. Get in touch with Resiblock on 01268 273344.
What are the application steps for sandstone sealer?
To prepare, clean away any dirt from your stone and ensure the surface is completely dry. There shouldn’t be any remnants of jointing sand left between your pavers. Use an application roller to coat your stonework with a single layer of sealant. If there are any pools or build-up of the sealant, then remove these gently using a sponge or squeegee. You can expect to use a litre of Indian sandstone sealer per 4-6 square metres of paving. After you have covered the area smoothly, simply leave the coating to dry, which typically takes a minimum of 3 hours for pedestrian traffic and 24 hours for vehicles.
When should you apply Indian sandstone sealer?
It is essential that you only attempt to apply your stone sealant in favourable conditions. If rain is forecast within the next 8 hours, then you should delay your application for a more suitable time. Similarly, take care that you don’t apply the sealant in any type of extreme temperatures. However, the accepted range for this type of DIY project is quite wide – you can use Resiblock Indian sandstone sealer in temperatures between 3 to 30 degrees Celsius.
How long will the sealant last?
Our sandstone sealer is designed with convenience in mind. A single application coated across the top of your natural stone installation will provide multiple types of protection which will last for around 5 years. This ensures that your paving will require only minimum maintenance in the years to come. Although this is a single coat product, if you do prefer to apply two coats then this won’t cause any problems to your paving installation. You may wish to test out the product first in a trial area of your paving to check how porous it is and to review the effect of the sealant.