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When to apply Raj Blend stone sealer

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

Slate sealer for patio

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

Water based Slate sealer

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

What is the best sealer for black limestone?

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

Staining a new driveway

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

Best sealant for Indian Stone?

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

Protecting stone from lichen and algae with sealer

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

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

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