Applying a paving sealer to the surface of your driveway or walkway is necessary to keep it looking new and sturdy. You can get this product from a hardware store or online. It is ideal to choose a water-based paving sealer over any other type of sealer. Even though it has the same basic properties as the other sealers, it is still safer for the user and the environment. It has no solvents, and its components are environmentally acceptable.
Before paver sealing, see to it that the surface of your walkway or driveway is dry. You should check the weather and ensure that rain is not likely to occur for the next twelve to twenty-four hours. Applying a paving sealer on a damp or wet surface is not recommended. Also, you may need to apply two coats of sealer depending on how porous or how old your paver is. Take note that there are certain pavers that only need a single coating.
Then, you should determine how you are going to apply the protective coating. Are you going to use a roller, a sprayer, or a paintbrush? Whatever tool you use, see to it that you use it properly so you can apply coatings evenly. There is no need to buy expensive tools because even your garden sprayer can be used. Since this sealer for pavers is water based, your sprayer does not have to be vitron equipped.
Do not forget to wear protecting gear such as goggles, gloves, and face mask. See to it that the area is well ventilated, as well. You should use the right amount of paving sealer and start at the corner of your walkway or driveway. Eventually, you should work your way toward the other areas. Do not hurry when applying coatings. Take your time to ensure that the sealant is evenly distributed.
You should saturate the area that needs to be sealed especially the paving joints. Just be careful not to overuse the sealer. See to it that you do not miss any area. Wait for the first coating to dry completely before you apply the second one. Once both coatings have been applied, you should wait for two to four hours before you use your walkway or driveway. A paving sealer typically dries within two to four hours, but this can still depend on the weather.
If you live in a place where the climate is hot, your driveway or walkway may dry faster compared to if you live in a place where it is usually cold. In addition, you should refrain from wearing high heels or spiked shoes on your walkway or driveway even when the paving sealer has already dried after two to four hours. You should wear flat shoes or golf shoes to prevent the soles from leaving marks. It is actually best to wait for twenty-four hours before you set foot on the pavers. This is to ensure that the sealer for pavers has completely dried and your walkway or driveway is ready for heavy traffic again.