What Is The Best Sealant For Stone Paving?21st October 2020
When you complete a stone paving project, you will want to be assured that your installation still looks sparkling in the years to come. Unfortunately, being laid outside means that your stone paving will be subject to many external factors such as the weather and debris which can cause wear and tear to your design. It is essential to seal your paving which will protect against the impact of nature and other damage.
Choosing the right sealant for your stone installation will provide a top coated layer which is entirely resistant to anything you throw at it, ensuring that the material beneath is preserved and looks fantastic. If you are wondering which is the best sealant for stone paving, then this guide will tell you everything you need to know to keep your installation looking pristine for years to come.
Browsing Resiblock’s Paving Sealant Range
Resiblock has an extensive selection of paving sealants for a wide variety of different installations. From clay and concrete to asphalt and stone, you can be confident that we have the perfect paving sealer to provide that long-lasting finishing touch to your hard work. Although we offer specialist sealants for clay block paving and concrete flags or concrete block paving, these would not be the best choices when working with authentic stone. When looking to coat a natural stone paving installation, the best type to use is our Indian sandstone sealer. This is entirely invisible so will not alter the aesthetics of your beautiful authentic installation in any way. However, even though the formula is entirely transparent, it provides a long-lasting seal of protection for up to five years.
The Benefits of Using Indian Sandstone Sealer
When you opt to use Indian sandstone sealer at the conclusion of your natural stone paving project, you will be providing an extra layer of defence against some common natural problems. Without any sealant, stone is otherwise quite susceptible to staining from algae and moss which can quickly discolour the surface of your paving. In terms of manmade problems, your stone paving can spoil if there is an oil spill, for example if a car parks on top of it, or even if you spill a beverage on it when entertaining on a stone patio. The solution to all of these problems is to rely on sandstone sealer as an invisible barrier which resists any type of chemical or liquid which it comes into contact with. The sealant is able to filter down through your porous natural stonework to provide a deep layer of protection against any fluid damage or dirt.
Of course, liquids and debris are not the only threat to the aesthetics of your stone. Without any sandstone sealer, you would also find that the strong rays of the sun can cause incredible harm to the appearance of your paving. Natural stone often contains many rich tones which you will want to shine. You can put a stop to the risk of fading when you apply a single coat of sandstone sealer after you have laid the stones into place.
Get in Touch With Resiblock Today
Now that you know there is a super easy way to protect your natural stone installation from UV rays, algae or fluid damage, then it’s time to invest in Indian sandstone sealer. We provide installation guides and tips on our product pages, but if you have any further application queries, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our helpful customer service team can assist with your order as required. Contact Resiblock on 01268 273344 to prolong the life of your natural stone installation.
Is it easy to apply sandstone sealer?
Our Resiblock Indian sandstone sealer is designed with ease of use in mind. You will only need to apply a single coat over the surface of your entire natural stone installation for it to be entirely protected for up to five years. The key is to invest in the preparation of your stonework before you begin. This means that you should thoroughly clean the installation and allow it to dry out. Additionally, if you have previously used a sealant on your paving, then you should remove this first before applying our sandstone sealer to avoid the potential for compatibility issues.
How much sandstone sealer will I need?
The amount of sandstone sealer you require will ultimately depend on the size of area you need to cover. You can expect that you will need a litre of sandstone sealer for every four to six square metres of paving. Remember also that as a single coat product, you won’t need to double the amount for further applications. However, you may wish to set aside a little extra if you plan to complete a test application of a small area before covering your entire paving surface.
When should I apply sandstone sealer?
Choosing the right conditions to apply your sealer in is essential if you want to achieve best results. You can apply Resiblock Indian sandstone sealer when the temperature falls between three to 30 degrees Celsius. You should also check the weather forecast as rain should not be allowed to fall on your sealant when it is drying. This process takes around eight hours, so if rain is predicted then it would be best to choose another time.