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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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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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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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Effectively Sealing Porous and Dense Pavers

Effectively Sealing Porous and Dense Pavers

January 26, 2018 5 min read

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.
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The Importance of Surface Temperature

The Importance of Surface Temperature

February 10, 2017 2 min read

Learn the importance of surface temperatures before applying any hardscape sealer and choose your products, tools, and timing accordingly.
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