The end of summer is almost upon us but you still have time to make those last minute refreshes to your patio before the weather changes. Seal 'n' Tint is the perfect product for brightening up or refreshing your patio or old paving slabs, just one coat seals, dustproofs and provides a background colour. The second coat enhances the colour and leaves a wipe-clean, stain resistant surface.
Turn your patio from drab to fab in just 2 easy steps. Here's how:
Step 1 - Preparation
We know how tempting it is to skip the preparation and go straight into applying the product, however we also know you'll want the end result to look as good as possible, so you can sit back and enjoy the last remaining rays of summer sunshine admiring your hard work. Therefore, it's essential the surface is thoroughly cleaned and prepared. Not only will it make it easier for an even application, it'll also mean longer lasting results too.
- Make sure your patio or slabs are clean and dry. That means, removing moss, algae and grease. Use a pressure washer to easily and effectively remove ground-in dirt
- To remove moss and algae, sweep the patio with a stiff broom. If there’s thick coverage, we suggest using a fungicide
- To remove grease, use Oil & Grease Remover. Use a stiff broom and simply brush on undiluted Oil & Grease Remover. Leave it to soak-in for about 10 minutes, scrub with a stiff brush and then rinse with clean water. The oil and grease will just float away
Most concrete patios and slabs aren’t sealed. But if your paving has been sealed, you’ll need to remove it before applying Seal ‘n’ Tint. You can do this by using a chemical stripper which you can get from hardware or DIY stores.
Step 2 - Application
Seal ‘n’ Tint goes on like a wash. It’s very easy to apply, either with a paint brush, a roller, a plastic spray bottle or even an old, clean rag. Be careful not to overload your brush, roller or rag as drips can cause an uneven stain and you may need to add another coat if colour has dripped onto neighbouring slabs.
To create a patterned look, simply stain different slabs with the different shades in an alternating pattern. Or you can apply a mix of shades to the same slabs by layering them on until you’ve got the shade you’d like. If you’d like a darker stain, just add more coats.
Once you’ve applied Seal ‘n’ Tint, if you notice the colour has faded or appears patchy, you can add a second coat as needed, after 12 hours.