What to Do before and after Getting Your Pavers Sealed
A paver sealing can protect your pavers while also making them look beautiful and new. To ensure that you get the best results from your paver sealing, it's important that you follow a few steps both before and after having the sealing applied. Please read through our quick how-to guide that follows so that you always get the best results from your paver sealing.
Do So When the Forecast Is Dry
Before you pick up the phone to call your paver-sealing expert or even your keys to drive to the store for materials, you need to pick up a copy of the weather forecast. You'll want to apply your sealing during a period of at least a few days in a row without rain, as wet conditions can cause the final result to look poor -- or not even adhere fully.
Thoroughly Clean Your Pavers
Since a paver sealing involves an application of the sealant, you'll need to ensure that the area, i.e. pavers, is clean. For the best results, this means you should thoroughly pressure wash, weed, and sweep your pavers prior to having them sealed. This will ensure a beautiful final product and a long-lasting application.
Use a High-Quality Sealer
However, even a thorough cleaning won't ensure the most beautiful and the longest-lasting final sealing. To get those kinds of results, you need to use a high-quality sealer. You might be tempted to skrimp on your choice of sealer, but considering you'll use it only about once a year or so, it's worth the extra expense to enjoy beautiful, long-lasting results.
Don't Walk on Your Pavers for 24 Hours after Sealing
Just as you wouldn't sit on a bench right after it's been painted, you should avoid walking on your pavers for at least 24 hours after it's been applied. This means keeping your pets and children contained until the pavers have completely dried to ensure that the final coating dries cleanly and beautifully.