Full DIY kits for the restoring Block Paving, Natural Stone, Tarmac and Imprinted Concrete
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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.
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.
Do you have agents in Ireland who can do pressure washing and sealing of driveways, patios and roofs?
Smartseal have a network of pressure washing contractors in Ireland that can clean driveways, patios and roofs. Please conatct us if you would like us to put you in touch with one of them to arrange a quote.
Once the block paving sealer has been applied, will it be easier to remove oil and grease stains?
The block paving sealer will make it easier to remove oil stains as the oil will initially sit on the surface. A detergent based remover should be able to remove most of the oil if it is done quickly, or in cases of larger oil spills we would suggest using our oil remover for block paving.
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.
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.