FAQ

Natural stone cleaning and sealing

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This question was asked by
John Thurley

Could you suggest a suitable cleaner for my indian sandstone
And also a suitable sealer/enhancer as well
Thanks

Thank you for your enquiry.

I have put a link below to our most popular sealer for natural stone. You don’t need a specialist cleaner, you just need to give the paving a good jet washing, unless there is any black oil stains on the paving in which case you may need to use our degreaser.

Stone & Slate Protector (SSP)

Hope this helps

Drew Palin

staining granite dark grey

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This question was asked by
Roger Dawe

Just spoke to your representative regarding staining light grey granite setts dark grey in a forecourt. Can you please confirm the product and application etc. which we discussed, many thanks

Hi Roger,

Please see links below:

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

https://www.advancedsealingsolutions.co.uk/Colour-Charge.html

Kind regards
Jo

Joanne Bolton

Degreaser

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This question was asked by
Lewis Stuttard

Can your degreaser / oil stain remover be used safely on tarmac without degrading it . Thinking of using it before your tarmac sealer

Yes it is perfectly safe to use on tarmac.

Drew Palin

Smart Colour Stain

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This question was asked by
Chris James

Can this be applied to fresh concrete (ie 6 days old)

It is recommended that newly laid concrete is left to cure for 30 days before applying a stain to the surface, the moisture evaporating and the chemical reaction taking place as the concrete cures can cause the stain to fail and lift.

Drew Palin

Concrete staining

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This question was asked by
Kate van den Driessche

Hello,

I would like to discuss options for staining a poured, polished concrete floor with a brass inlay design. The floor was exposed to a leak 12 months ago and as a result has a number of cracks and ‘pigment picture framing’ that is an eye sore. We are exploring options of replacing the whole floor, but I would like to understand what finish we could achieve with filling cracks and staining the whole area. Could you please contact me to discuss further.
Many thanks,

Kate

Hi Kate
we can definitely help you with this, we just need some pictures so we can establish exactly what the problem is and recommend remedial work .
Could you send those to drew@adseal.info

Michael Palin

sealing an internal concrete floor in my kitchen with underfloor heating

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This question was asked by
Phil

Hi, im hoping someone can help. I have just laid a concrete floor which I have ground and honed. I now wish to seal the floor and so looking for a sealer that is suitable to for internal use and is ok with underfloor heating. I would also like a sealer that will enhance the colours of the aggregate and glass I have added as well as the concrete its self. I would also like the finish to be silk / gloss. are you able to direct me to a product that would be suitable please..thanks

The only one I would really suggest mainly as the floor has been honed would be the High Gloss Polyurethane as the is the one that will adhere the best.

High-gloss Polyurethane Sealer (INHGPU)

Drew Palin

Hardening a garage floor

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This question was asked by
Grant Wilde

Hi, looking to seal a residential concrete garage floor which is constantly dusting and so soft it can be scratched easily with a metal object or even the sole of my shoes. Ideally it could be applied quickly and easily to half the garage at a time, so I don’t have to pull all the stuff out at once! Would the nano-lithium be suitable? Thanks.

No the Lithium densifier is for use when polishing, it will have little affect on a normal concrete slab.

What you will be best of doing, if you can, give the floor a really good jet washing to remove the loose surface material and then seal the concrete, this will stop the surface from dusting again.

Block Paving & Imprinted Concrete Sealer SP (BPCSP)

Drew Palin

Concrete sealer for garden ornaments

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This question was asked by
Jennifer Morton

Hi, I’m trying to find a concrete sealer I can put over concrete ornaments I’ve made and painted with masonry paint, preferably something that gives uv protection and will be non yellowing and dry with anything from Matt to light sheen, not full gloss, for you sell anything that fits the bill? Many thanks and best wishes Jenny

Hi

As you have use a paint on the concrete I would suggest using a water based sealer rather than a solvent based one as the later could remove the paint.

https://www.advancedsealingsolutions.co.uk/Water-Based-Sealer-Matt.html

We have a range of colours designed specifically for colouring concrete, if you are interested please check out www.adsealcolours.co.uk.

Drew Palin

When to apply Raj Blend stone sealer

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This question was asked by
Parm

i HAVE JUST HAS HAD 100SQM OF RAJ BLEND SANDSTONE LAYED IN THE GARDEN. THE JOB IS COMPLETE AND NOW AM LOOKING TO GET THE PAVING SEALED.

TWO QUESTIONS

WHEN SHOULD I APPLY THE SEALANT AFTER A NEW LAY

WHAT SEALANT COULD BE RECOMMNDED FOR A NATURAL MATT FINSIH AND ONE FOR A WET LOOK.

I HAVE SEEN ON THE PAVING EXPERT SITE THAT Heavy Duty Sealer IS A GOOD OPTION BUT I WANT TO BE SURE.

I have put links below to 3 suitable sealers, The water based one is a matt finish without altering the colour, the Stone and slate will give a matt/satin finish and enhance the colours and the Heavy duty is the same as the Stone and Slate but will give a satin/gloss finish.

You are best to leave it for 3-4 weeks after finishing to allow the mortar to completely dry before applying a sealer.

Stone &17680 Slate Protector (SSP)

Water Based Sealer Matt (WB25)

Heavy Duty Sealer (HD)

Drew Palin

Matching driveway colour issue

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This question was asked by
Chris Helliwell

My drive laying company has gone out of business
I have a 260sq m area which does not match the colour of the more recently laid extra 60 and how much do you think it will cost to get the 260sq m recovered

The Solid colour stain was designed to colour large areas of concrete 1 uniform colour, if you combine this with the smartcolour (diluted) you will get the same 2 tone look that Imprinted concrete should have.

Take a look at the videos section at www.adsealcolours.co.uk this will give you some idea of what is involved.

Endura Solid Stain (ESS)

Smart Colour Stain (SMART)

Drew Palin