Choosing the Right Sealer for Your Project Begins with Understanding Your Surface

Determine Your Surface First

Choosing the “right” sealer for your project begins with understanding the make up of your surface.

Even if you have pavers, it’s not always as simple as just saying that you have pavers.  Well, are they interlocking concrete pavers or clay brick pavers?  If concrete pavers, are they traditional dry cast or the newer wet cast?  What is the density?  And the list goes on and on…

This pictogram should help you to determine the most common types of surfaces that are sealed so you can then evaluate the sealer options for your surface.  The few pictures presented here represent just a small fraction of the beautiful hardscape choices on the market today.

Concrete Pavers – Traditional (dry cast)

Decorative Concrete 

  • Stamped Concrete
  • Stained Concrete

Concrete/Concrete Block

  • Driveway
  • Sidewalk
  • Curbs
  • Concrete Block/CPU

Concrete Pavers – Specialty

  • Wetcast Pavers (can look like wood, stone and so much more)
  • Specialty Aggregate (Exposed Aggregate, Shells, Glass)

Natural Stone 

  • Travertine – one of the densest stones to seal
  • Flagstone
  • Bluestone

Clay Pavers/ Fired Brick

  • Traditional Clay Paver (better known as brick)
  • Saultilo Tile

Certainly, there are nuances within each category as well.  We are always happy to discuss any specific questions or scenarios to help you determine the best sealer for your project.

Now Determine the “Right” Sealer

Once you determine the type of surface, you can really think about what you want out of your sealer.  Is it purely about making it easier to maintain?  If so, one of the natural appearance sealers is right up your alley!  Or do you want an esthetic improvement?  Do you seek the “wet look” that is so popular?  Did you know that you can enjoy the rich color of the “wet look,” and then choose a shiny finish (SG+), satin finish (LG+) or no to low gloss finish (NG+)?

Building products have many choices and finishes so that you can enjoy a home unique to you and your tastes!

Click on the hyperlinks below to take you to the sealer that sounds “right” for your project!

Color-Enhancing Sealers
SG+™ Gloss to Semi-Gloss Concrete and Paver Sealer
LG+™ Semi-Gloss to Low-Gloss Concrete and Paver Sealer
NG+™ Low-Gloss to No Gloss Concrete and Paver Sealer
STONE+™ Low Gloss to No Gloss Stone Sealer

Natural Sealers
AQUA-X™ 11 Clear Concrete Sealer
AQUA-X™ 22 Stain-Resistant Concrete and Paver Sealer
AQUA-X™ 33 Stain-Resistant Clay and Stone Sealer

Call us at 800-270-4050 with any questions, or email us at info@BlackDiamondCoatings.com.

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