5 Reasons to Use Paving for a Patio

Posted in News and Offers, Patio, Paving, Sealants   

Creating a patio is easy when you use pavers! You can choose from a variety of materials to get the look you want, and it’s a lot easier than building a deck from wood.

  1. Design – You can get creative with the size and shape of your patio with paving slabs. Circles and squares while timeless might not look the best with your space, instead you might have more of a kidney bean shape to make the most of your garden. With an experienced paving installer possibilities are almost endless!
  2. Longevity – Wooden decks often rot or break down in time. If properly looked after and sealed your paving slabs will be in great condition for a number of years. Many of our sealants are made to last, or be built upon so there’s no need to strip them before applying new sealant.
  3. More Space – Creating a paved area can create a usable area that otherwise may not have been suitable due to it not being level; such as a place for a table and chairs, hot tub, or flat surface to put heaters and canopies on.
  4. Low Maintenance – Simply pressure wash your paving or use moss and algae remover as needed to keep your paving area looking great all year round. No mowing or structural fixing needed!
  5. Increase Propert Value – People love low maintenance gardens, and outdoor areas that can be useful. Your new paved area can create a fantastic return when you come to sell your home.

Have you installed a paved patio? We have a great range of products to help you take care of it to ensure you get the most out of your outside space.

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.

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

Slate sealer

Posted in External Sealants, FAQ, Patio, Sealants   

This question was asked by
Kevin Banks-Dunnell

I want to seal my outside slate patio with a heavy duty high gloss sealer, which product would you recommend please?

You have a couple of options (links below) the Heavy duty sealer is the cheaper of the two and is easier to use but wont last as long, whereas the High gloss PU will last longer but you have to make sure that the paving is 100% dry and that you will have at least 5-6 hours of dry weather once it has been applied.

Heavy Duty Sealer (HD)

High Gloss PU (HGPU)

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

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

Resiblock gloss sealer

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

This question was asked by
Sue magee

We sealed our new patio with resiblock gloss sealer, the patio is grey Indian paving.
It is an absolute mess patchy and looks like we have painted old flags!! Will your stripper remove it I noticed an article where someone removed sealant using it

You will need to use the Easy strip 2000 (link below) to remove the Resiblock sealer.

Drew Palin

Indian Sandstone sealer

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

This question was asked by
Kerri B

I have just had a patio laid with sandstone slabs. Could you please tell me which is the best sealant and protector for these? Thank you.

I usually recommend the Stone and Slate sealer as this offers a matte finish with one coat or a satin to light gloss finish with 2 coats.

Drew Palin

Can I apply sealer if it is forecast to rain that day?

Posted in Block Paving, External Sealants, FAQ, Patio, Rain, water based   

Clearly avoid rain if you can but, because rain can catch you unawares you should be using one of these two.

Adseal Block Paving & Imprinted Concrete Sealer SP

A solvent based sealer designed to be less susceptible to rain spotting than other sealers.

It’s all in the formula and with clever blending of a range of resins combined with years of practical experience, we have developed a formula that provides outstanding performance and has an exceptional ability to cope with rain spotting – we have many anecdotal reports of rain showers arriving either shortly after or just as sealing is finished and there being literally no sign of rain spotting – and if there is, then it’s easy to remove it.

Adseal eXtreme Water Based Sealer

The other option is using our water-based acrylic/PU hybrid Sealer with a unique recipe allowing it to be applied onto damp surfaces – such as just after a rain shower

Modern water based hybrids are very hard wearing and Eco friendly – safe, non hazardous, low odour, etc..

Again it’s all in the formula plus years of practical experience which has enabled us to develop a product that performs exceptionally well  for use on damp surfaces


Is it okay to seal if the surface is damp?