Polymeric Sand (sometimes incorrectly referred to as "polymetric sand" and "polynumeric sand"), or Poly Sand for short, is a joint sand compound that is infused with a blend of water-activated polymers that significantly increase the effectiveness of the joint sanding material. Read More
Grout sealer is an essential step in any tiling project. After you’ve spent time and money on your backsplash, shower, kitchen counter, or tile floor, it's inevitable that water or other liquids will spill onto the porous grout causing stains and promoting the growth of mold and mildew. It’s important to know how to seal grout to help prevent stains by creating a moisture barrier, saving you time and energy in the long-run. Read More
I’m sure you know the Do It Yourself, or DIY term, and what it entails. Have you ever heard the WTC term? I didn’t until it was recently mentioned on a podcast. I thought it was an interesting way to describe people who would prefer to just write the check and have a professional contractor do the work for them. It really got me to thinking – what kinds of projects should you even consider doing yourself versus hiring a contractor?
Choosing the “right” sealer for your project begins with understanding your surface. Even if you have pavers, it’s not always as simple as just saying that you have pavers. This article gives some pictures and things to think about so you choose the product appropriate for your surface and the look you want.
While we believe that sealers are very important, we do not believe that sealers should “cement” in the paver joints for proper stabilization. Black Diamond Coatings DOMINATOR color-enhancing sealersare designed to aid in joint stabilization. Polymeric Sand is an option if you truly need paver stabilization. Read More
One common question that both DIYers and contractors alike ask is: "How do I apply the sealer properly?" In this short article, we will continue to give you inside knowledge on the tools and techniques pros use for great paver sealer application. Read More
One common question that both DIYer's and contractors alike ask is: "How much sealer should I apply?" The porosity and density of the paver is important. Think of this as the "sponge factor." So the first step is determining the porosity of the paver from the start of the project. Read More
You want a beautiful, rich look on your concrete pavers? You want an easy application? We have you covered. Black Diamond Coatings provides a commercial grade series of sealers for masonry, concrete and stone surfaces, and we want to ensure that anyone using our products applies them correctly.
Winter is retreating and spring has sprung which means your outdoor space is ready for a deep spring cleaning! Besides the regular landscaping and lawn maintenance to clear out winter mess and prep your yard for spring, your hardscape will also need attention. Read More
Saying all pavers are the same is like saying that all sealers are created equal, which is far from true. This article provides an overview of different types of pavers and considerations for the type of sealer to use based on the paver. Read More
Homeowners, property managers and commercial property owners all have felt the sting of the rising costs of property maintenance. All hardscapes require periodic maintenance in order to keep them in presentable condition. Use sealers to lessen the maintenance needed! Read More