Full DIY kits for the restoring Block Paving, Natural Stone, Tarmac and Imprinted Concrete
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Can you recommend any particular type of pressure washer?
Most pressure washers sold in DIY shops have limited levels of pressure which is often insufficient to clean a drive or patio effectively. We strongly advise using some of our cleaning materials in conjunction with any domestic pressure washer to ensure your driveway or patio is cleaned effectively prior to sealing.
Do you have a patio sealer specifically for paving slabs?
Yes, our patio sealer has been specially formulated to seal all types of paving slabs on patios. It is solvent based and should not be used on natural stone.
Are there any guarantees as to how long the block paving sealer will last once applied?
There are no guarantees on longevity of the sealer once applied simply because we cannot provide a consistent guarantee. Every driveway or patio receives different amounts of wear, and they all face in different directions. On average the block paving sealer should still provide protection for up to 5 years.
You should always carry out regular ongoing maintenance after sealing the block paving to ensure it looks good at all times. Smartseal supply a number of effective cleaning products and biocides to help you keep your paving clean.
Does your natural stone sealer come in different finishes?
Yes, we provide a dry 'invisible finish that will not alter the appearance of the natural stone and a colour enhancing version to bring out all the colours in the stone, similar to when the surface is damp.
My imprinted concrete has gone white in places, do you know what this is and how to fix it?
The whiteness is probably caused by moisture 'trapped' within the sealer. This is normally quite easy to fix using our 'Sealer Repair Fluid'. All you have to do is apply the repair fluid to the areas that have gone white and after a few minutes once it has returned to a liquid state, agitate with a brush or broom. The sealer should re-set clear without any whiteness within the hour.
What type of sand is swept between the joints in block paving?
The best type of sand to use is 'kiln dried' sand that can be purchased from most DIY stores.