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.

Seal Your Internal Tiles Without Changing Their Appearance

Posted in External Sealants, Internal Sealants, News and Offers, Paving, Sealants   

Even after ageing your surface won’t change colour or texture once Invisiseal is applied. Invisiseal allows moisture ‘out’ whilst preventing oil, grease and dirt stains from penetrating. Invisiseal is not a silicone pore blocker nor is it a sealant/coating – both of which work by blocking the capillaries (pores) in the surface.

Easy maintenance, all you need to do is sweep regularly to remove abrasive dirt and grit from surface and mop or hose daily using clean water. A mild detergent can be hand applied to heavy stains. Spills and marks should be wiped up/cleaned off and not allowed to dry on. With the proper care you’re surface can last indefinitely!

A proven product already used on major projects such as Liverpool One, Bolton City Centre, National Trust properties. Shop 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.

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.
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


Posted in FAQ, Sealants   

This question was asked by

To mix the adgrip with the sealant my husband wants to know if it can be mixed in a plastic trough.?

If by plastic trough you mean a roller bucket then yes, if you mean something like a planter then no,

The solvent in the sealer can melt some plastics.

The Adgrip does mix pretty easily all you need to do is add it to the drum and either up end it a few times or roll it around on the grass a few times, if the can is stood for 5-10 mins you will need to give it a quick mix again.

Drew Palin


Posted in Sealants, Testimonials   

This question was asked by
Toni Storer

I would just like to thank you for supplying me “Gloss Finish Sealer” I brought this for my hallway floor to try it as I have tried many of products, as your by far is outstanding and worked. My floor is amazing and shiny and I will be buying more the do my kitchen and diner along with my utility room. Honestly it’s a fantastic product and many thanks.
Your product has transformed my floors.
Kindest Regards & keep up the good work.

Toni Storer

Hi Toni

Thank you for your kind feedback, it is not often that we get positive feedback, if you could send the pics over that would be great.

Thanks again

Drew Palin

Staining a new driveway

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

This question was asked by
Mrs Vanessa J Warren

We have just had a driveway done and the flags are too light in colour (I like them when they are wet!) Looking to darken them up in a grey but need to know exact colour and maybe try them out first (I have spare flags to test on)

If the flags look ok when they are wet then all you need to do is apply a sealer, this will leave the flags looking like they do when they are wet and it will protect them from stains and general wear and tear.

I have linked a couple of products below (you didn’t say if they were concrete or natural stone flags) the first one is for concrete surfaces and the second is for stone.

Block Paving & Imprinted Concrete Sealer SP (BPCSP)

Stone & Slate Protector (SSP)

Drew Palin

Endura Faux Fusion

Posted in Colouring, Concrete, FAQ, Sealants, water based   

This question was asked by
gary heavisides

I am interested in using this product and was wondering what is the best way to apply this product, I noticed that you sell special brushes to apply stains but I wanted to know if you can apply Endura Faux Fusion with a roller, also does it need to be sealed after application?

The Endura can be applied by brush, roller or sprayer, and yes it does need sealing after, ideally with the water based sealer

Water Based Sealer Matt (WB25)

Water Based Sealer Gloss (WB34)

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