Stone

Water based Slate sealer

Posted in FAQ, Stone   

This question was asked by
Ian Mair

We have read reviews on the going expert site that have lead us to want to try your products.
We have a slate patio we have juts completed and the client wants it sealing to bring our the colours in the slate.
Do you stock anything water based for slate that can be applied immediately after install?

Unfortunately the one drawback of water based sealers is that they don’t enhance the colours in the paving so leave it looking more like it does when it is dry as opposed to when it is wet.

If you are looking to enhance the colours you will have to use a solvent based sealer such as the one below.

Stone & Slate Protector (SSP)

Drew Palin

Will my Stone sealer go off?

Posted in External Sealants, FAQ, Stone   

This question was asked by
stephen woodward

If I buy a 25 litre drum of Stone sealer and do not use it all , will it stay ok in the drum so could be used when needed doing again or will it go off

As long as the container is closed and it is protected from frost it will keep for a couple of years.

https://www.advancedsealingsolutions.co.uk/Stone-and-Slate-Protector.html
Drew Palin

What is the best sealer for black limestone?

Posted in External Sealants, FAQ, Stone   

This question was asked by
Dave Thomas

Please can you tell me what sealer you recommend to seal for new laid black limestone we require a wet look finish

I recommend using the stone and slate as some black limestone can be quite nonporous and this sealer is a bit thinner so penetrates better, I also suggest scrubbing in the first coat to help aid with the adhesion.

if you are still looking for more of a gloss finish (the finish can depend on the stone), you could apply a top coat of our Heavy duty which will give more of a gloss/wet look finish.

Stone & Slate Protector (SSP)

Heavy Duty Sealer (HD)

Drew Palin

Best sealant for Indian Stone?

Posted in External Sealants, FAQ, Paving, Sealants, Solvents, Stone, water based   

This question was asked by
Alan Buxton

which sealant is best for indian Stone solvent based or water based?

It all depends on how you want the sealed paving to look, a solvent based sealer will enhance the colours and leave the paving looking like it does when it is damp, whereas the water based sealer will leave the paving looking more like it does when the paving is dry.

Drew Palin

Internal wall Sealant

Posted in FAQ, Internal Sealants, Sealants, Stone, water based   

This question was asked by
Vivien Gillies

I have uncovered a stone wall inside my house. The stone needs sealed to stop dust but it is also dull looking. What would be the best product of yours to use? I would prefer a gloss finish to a Matt finish. As it’s an internal wall I understand it needs to be able to breathe or damp becomes an issue. Please can you advise?

For an Internal wall I would recommend using our Water based sealer (link below), it is safe to work with when applying it to a vertical surface and it has very little odour so wont smell the house out.

Water Based Sealer Gloss (WB34)

Drew Palin

Indian Stone Sealer

Posted in External Sealants, FAQ, Patio, Paving, Sealants, Stone, water based   

This question was asked by
Ian Sutcliffe

l have had a patio laid two years ago with Indian stone and didn’t realise how easily it stained. I am going to clean it this spring and would like to see if l can protect it with a sealer but not darken the colour if possible, could you please advise, approximately 85 square meters area,

As you are looking to keep the paving looking as it does when it is dry I would recommend the Water based Matt sealer (link below) this will have very little effect on the appearance but will offer a good amount of protection for the stone.

Water Based Sealer Matt (WB25)

Drew Palin

Protecting stone from lichen and algae with sealer

Posted in External Sealants, FAQ, Moss and Algae, Patio, Paving, Sealants, Stone   

This question was asked by
marcus

I have a terrace of indian sandstone which has developed terrible black spot lichen everywhere. I have pressure hosed off as much as possible but cant get it all off. If I could keep it like it is that would be ok even tho some spots remain.
Would your Stone and Slate Protector prevent the regrowth of the lichens and algae.

Yes applying sealer to the surface will stop the algae and lichen from being able to take hold on the paving (it may form on the surface but it will be easy to wash off/treat), if the algae does come back (if there are a lot of trees in you area) it can be treated with our moss and algae remover which you just spray on to the paving and leave to do its thing.

Stone & Slate Protector (SSP)

Moss & Algae Remover (MOSS)

Drew Palin

Adseal for paved patio

Posted in Concrete, FAQ, Patio, Paving, Stone, Weeds   

This question was asked by
Philip Tagg

I have a paved patio which has stone or concrete slabs and in need of protection from stains and general annual growth. Can you advise what is the best product in your range to use?

If you are uncertain whether the flags are stone or concrete I would recommend using our Stone and Slate Protector (link below), this will be ok to use on either surface.

Stone and Slate Protector (SSP)

Drew Palin

AdSeal Stone and Slate Sealer

Posted in External Sealants, FAQ, Patio, Sealants, Stone   

This question was asked by
Mr Peter Critchley

Can you advise on when to use your AdSeal Stone and Slate Sealer on my newly as in two weeks old Indian stone patio . Some say leave till summer others say wait for a dry day ??

To apply the sealer you need the stone to be dry and the temperature to be above 5 degrees.

You will also want the weather to stay dry for a minimum of 2 hours after you finish applying the sealer.

Drew Palin

staining/dying stone.

Posted in Colouring, FAQ, Stone   

This question was asked by
Alison McKie

Hello, I have a natural blond sandstone hearth and wanted to check which of your products would be best for colouring it.

Unfortunately the stains and dyes that we sell are designed for use on concrete surfaces and not suitable for use on natural stone.

Drew Palin