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)
- Stamped Concrete
- Stained Concrete
- Concrete Block/CPU
Concrete Pavers – Specialty
- Wetcast Pavers (can look like wood, stone and so much more)
- Specialty Aggregate (Exposed Aggregate, Shells, Glass)
- Travertine – one of the densest stones to seal
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!
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
Call us at 800-270-4050 with any questions, or email us at info@BlackDiamondCoatings.com.