Aug 15, 2017

Whether you’ve just had a new patio or driveway put down or just want to revive your existing paving, use Block Paving Sealer to seal, stabilise and protect your paving.

From patio paving to garden and driveway paving - especially block paving driveways - Block Paving Sealer can give your paving a new lease of life.

Just clean and apply for brighter paving.

Over time, block paving can fade, become stained and get overgrown with weeds. Cleaning your block paving can restore it to its original appearance but for lasting results, clean and seal your paving with Block Paving Sealer.

Block Paving Sealer will give your paving a semi-gloss finish, at the same time, binding the sand in the paving joints. This not only helps to strengthen the paving, but also slows down weed growth in the joints between the block pavers. Because it seals the paving too, any oil spills or leaks from your car are easily wiped away.

Step 1 - Prepare

Give your driveway or paving a good clean before you start. Remove all dirt and debris from the paving blocks and joints using a stiff brush and ideally a pressure washer. Pull out weeds, scrape-off moss, algae and lichen, then use a fungicidal wash and leave to dry thoroughly.

For the best possible finish, fill the joints in between the blocks with clean, dry, compacted sand up to the bottom of the chamfer (the sloped edge that connects the two pavers). Then, sweep clean. Make sure the paving is completely dry before you start to apply Block Paving Sealer.

Step 2 - Apply

You can apply Block Paving Sealer with a roller, but we’d recommend using a paint brush to get to those hard-to-reach areas and corners. Roll the sealer on to the paving in a thin, even layer. Apply it sparingly and don’t let the liquid pool in the joints or settle on the paving blocks.

Keep the paving surface clear and do not use until the sealer is completely dry. One coat will be enough but you can always apply a second if you’d like a glossier finish. In which case, re-coat after 4 hours, but within 48 hours of the first coat.

Top tip: Only use Block Paving Sealer when it’s 10°C or warmer - and check to make sure rain isn’t forecast for at least 24 hours, as the sand in the joints mustn’t get wet.