Block Paving

Why is it Important to Seal Block Paving?

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Many people don’t realise that their hardy block paving maintains its longevity due to properly being sealed. It helps stabilise sand jointing, and can also protect against staining along with improved abrasion and impact resistance prolonging the life of your block paving. Not to mention it limits the growth of algae and unwanted weeds.

Sealing your block paving not only protects it, it can enhance the colour and prevent fading. You can choose from natural look, subtle sheen, or glossy finishes.

Our Block Paving and imprinted concrete sealer does just these things, and is easy to apply by brush, roller or spray, and because it is solvent based, it dries quickly to a tough, glossy finish. Shop here.

Magic Sand for Easy Paving Installation

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Just mix one tub of our Magic Sand liquid with one bag of kiln dried sand (you supply the sand) -brush the Magic Sand mix into the joints and watch it set.

Pointing paving joints can be time consuming which means time you can be spent on other jobs! Our Magic Sand is easy to mix and install.

  • No more mixing wet mortar
  • No more cement stains
  • No waiting for mortar to dry
  • No more pointing the joints in paving
  • Can be sealed over immediately

Although this product is designed for external paving, it works just as well on internal paving with most natural stone products.

Our heavy duty sealer is great for sealing everything together for a perfect finish.

Find Magic Sand here.

Make Your Outdoor Paving Last

Posted in Block Paving, External Sealants, News and Offers, Patio, Paving, Sealants, Stone   

We have developed our AdSeal Stone Protector to give outstanding results on natural materials such as Stone, Slate, Travetine, Terracotta, and even Clay. Developed by our own specialist design team, along with consultant organic chemists, this fantastic product offers ease of installation with considerably improved performance and longevity.

First class inter-coat adhesion allows one coat to follow the last with just a few minutes, not hours, meaning you can get the job done quickly and efficiently. For a matt, colour enhancing finish simply apply one coat, or two coats for a delicate sheen.

The Stone and Slate Protector prevents staining and adds a protective coating keeping your hardscaping looking fresh all year long.

Our special formula gives a really hardwearing and long lasting finish on:

  • Stone & Slate
  • Indian Sandstone
  • Limestone & Marble
  • Terrazzo & Travertine
  • Most porous natural products
  • Unglazed tiles, etc
  • And even clay pavers

Shop on our website here to purchase our stone and slate protector, available in 5, 20 and 25 litres.

Preparation and sealing of block pave drive

Posted in Block Paving, Driveway, External Sealants, FAQ, Moss and Algae, Sealants   

This question was asked by
Paul Hodgetts

I have a large drive that I jet wash each year however each year the drive needs to be re-done as the blocks are becoming more discoloured and have moss around them. can you recommend a sealant I should apply to improve the finish of the drive, reduce the discolouring and keep the moss at bay?

Most people don’t realise that jet washing paving regular is very bad for the surface, jet washing accelerates wear effectively reducing the lift span of the paving, as well as this is makes the surface rougher which is better for moss and algae, allowing them to get a better hold on the surface and finally, jet washing when the sand isn’t sealed can remove too much sand and over time will start to affect the sub base which can cause the block to become unseated and become unstable.

I always recommend the people seal their paving as it helps to reduce the moss and algae build up and protects the surface which means it will last much longer before it needs to be replaced.

The sealer I always use and recommend for block paving is our Block paving and imprinted concrete SP sealer (link below), this sealer will give you the best protection and give the best finish.

Block Paving & Imprinted Concrete Sealer SP (BPCSP)

Drew Palin

Advice on stain colours

Posted in Block Paving, Colouring, Driveway, External Sealants, FAQ, Paving, Sealants   

This question was asked by
Jon-Luke Kirton

We have a a large driveway (approx 200m2) with standard red block pavers. We would like to change the colour of these to a slate grey colour (we have a period character sandstone and traditional scottish slate house). What products would you recommend for this look to be achieved?

To completely change the colour of the paving is entirely doable, I have linked below the products you would need and if you check out the videos section you will find how to guides for the prep and the application.

Firstly you would need to remove any sealer that might be on the surface using either the Solstrip or Easystrip 1000 for acrylic sealers or the Easystrip 2000 if it is a Polyurethane sealer.

Once this is done you will need to profile the surface to make it porous to accept the stain then you would apply the Solid colour stain as a base colour, then a diluted Smartcolour to give the 2 tone antiqued effect.

After the stain has cured for 24 hours you will need to re apply a sealer coat.

Solid Colour Stain (SOLID)

Smart Colour Stain (SMART)

EasyStrip 1000 Coating Remover (ES1000)

Eco Acid [profiler] (EA)

Drew Palin

Drive sealant

Posted in Block Paving, Driveway, External Sealants, FAQ, Oil Stains, Sealants   

This question was asked by
Steve Wilde

I’ve just had a new block paved drive laid and I’m wanting to seal it. It’s 130sq.m. and it will have 2 cars and a caravan on it on a regular basis. I’m wanting to proof it from oil leaks and stains but also enhance the colour to a sort of a ‘wet look’ without making it look too glossy. What do you recommend?

I would recommend using the Block paving SP sealer this will do what you are looking for, I would suggest getting 2 x 25 ltrs and 1 x 20 ltrs to complete the job.

Drew Palin

Stain products

Posted in Block Paving, Colouring, FAQ, Paving   

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Will this work on block paving.

Yes they will, they are ok to use on any concrete based product, just bear in mind that the coverage will be severely reduced, by at least half.

Drew Palin

Removing Resiblock/polyurthanes

Posted in Block Paving, FAQ, Paving, Sealants, Solvents, water based   

This question was asked by
Jon corke

i sealed my block paved drive about 6 weeks or so ago i used resiblock matt superior this is a solvent based sealant, but it has dried awful leaving big black circles an dirt marks, made the drive look awful, do you guys sell a sealer remover for that kind of sealer? If you do will it damage the block paving? We have barleystone castlepave smooth blocks in birch colour, thanks in advance

Yes we do have a stripping solution that will work with the Resiblock sealers (link below), this is an eco friendly water based stripper so is very safe to use and won’t damage the paving.

Drew Palin


Posted in Block Paving, Concrete, FAQ, Sealants   

This question was asked by
Pam Hayes

I will need to buy the Concrete and Block Paving Sealer SP, and also the Stone and Slate sealer. As these contain solvents etc. are these dangerous to pets?

They can only cause an issue whilst drying, once it is dry its fine, usually not much more than 2 hours (depending on the weather).
But unless they walk over it as you are actually applying the seal it will only cause a little bit of irritation to the pads, nothing that would require treatment.

Drew Palin

Patio Sealers

Posted in Block Paving, FAQ   

This question was asked by
Adrian Wills

We have a large patio laid with Marshall Saxon Buff paving.
This has been down @ 7 years and is power washed annually. Despite this as it ages it appears to get dirty quite quickly.
Are there any sealants within your range you would recommend?

Regular pressure washing of any paving is quite bad for it, it accelerates the wear damage and significantly reduces the life of the paving.
I would suggest using our Block paving sealer (link below) this will protect the surface and reduce the need to pressure wash and reduce the damage it causes.

Drew Palin