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Can I use DOMINATOR Sealers on previously sealed pavers?

Can I use DOMINATOR Sealers on previously sealed pavers?

July 15, 2021 4 min read

If you've sealed your pavers in the past and are starting to see some reduction in performance, then you might be hoping to reseal. Here are some tests to determine whether you can or should reseal with DOMINATOR paver sealer.
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The 6 Biggest Mistakes When Using Polymeric Sand

The 6 Biggest Mistakes When Using Polymeric Sand

May 26, 2021 5 min read

DOMINATOR Polymeric Sand is one of the easiest polymeric sands on the market to install, but sometimes folks still make some time-consuming and costly mistakes. So we've collected some of the most common mistakes to help YOU avoid them.
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Introducing New & Improved DOMINATOR Polymeric Sand with Ceramic Flex Technology

Introducing New & Improved DOMINATOR Polymeric Sand with Ceramic Flex Technology

May 14, 2021 1 min read

Black Diamond Coatings, Inc. is excited to announce the next generation ofDOMINATOR Polymeric Sand, featuringALL NEW Ceramic Flex Technology - a space-age ceramic technology additive for MAXIMUM BONDING STRENGTH.
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The DOs and DON'Ts of DOMINATOR Polymeric Sand

The DOs and DON'Ts of DOMINATOR Polymeric Sand

May 11, 2021 1 min read

Installing the new and improvedDOMINATOR Polymeric Sand is as easy as Sweep, Activate & Go! We've collected some of the top DOs and DON'Ts to help make your job even easier.
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What is Polymeric Sand?

What is Polymeric Sand?

May 04, 2021 7 min read

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.
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How to Seal Grout

How to Seal Grout

March 05, 2021 5 min read

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.
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The 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You DIY vs Hiring a Pro

The 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You DIY vs Hiring a Pro

June 28, 2019 7 min read 1 Comment

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? 

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

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

March 31, 2019 3 min read

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.

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How to Stabilize Pavers

How to Stabilize Pavers

March 27, 2019 5 min read

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. 
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Sealing Tools and Techniques

Sealing Tools and Techniques

March 27, 2019 3 min read

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.
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How to Seal Pavers - Porosity is as Important as the Sealer

How to Seal Pavers - Porosity is as Important as the Sealer

March 27, 2019 4 min read

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. 
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How to Seal Pavers - Wet Look Finish

How to Seal Pavers - Wet Look Finish

March 24, 2019 1 min read

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.

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