Pavers can be made of a variety of things, such as clay, brick, natural stone, or concrete. These pavers interlock together to keep them secure. They are popular because pavers are low maintenance, provide a smooth surface, and make any outdoor areas look nice. One thing you should consider is paver sealing. Below is information on what this is, as well as how it is done.

Paver Sealing

Paver sealer may be applied to your pavers after they are installed. If not, you can do this yourself or hire a paver sealing service to do this for you. This would be beneficial if you have a large patio. Sealing protects pavers from fading and prevents the pavers from getting stained. 

There are two different types of paver sealing you can choose from: semi-gloss and gloss. What you choose depends on the way you want your patio pavers to look as both of these options work well to protect your patio pavers. Putting a sealer on your pavers will also make them last much longer and makes them more durable. This is especially important if you use your patio a lot for entertaining, cook on the patio, or if you have children or dogs that are often on the patio. 

How to Apply Paver Sealer

Measure your patio before you purchase sealer. You need enough so you do not have to stop in the middle to buy more. You also need to make sure there is no rain in the forecast for a few days. You should not seal the pavers during the cold, winter months, however, as the sealant may not adhere well in the cold. 

You must ensure the pavers are cured before applying the sealer. This may take a month or longer so ask the contractor that installed your pavers how long to wait. The sealant will not last forever, and you will need to reapply it every few years. 

Applying paver sealer is much like painting a surface. Clean the patio thoroughly before you get started. If there are any stains on the patio remove these as well. The pavers need to be wet as you apply the sealant. Keep a spray bottle or a small water bucket near you in case you need to wet the pavers. 

You can apply the sealer with a brush made for this purpose. Using a sprayer will make things much easier for you and faster. No matter what you choose, end the process using a dry roller to even the sealer and remove any air bubbles. 

If you are not experienced, hire a professional paver sealing company to do this for you. This will ensure the sealant is applied properly so your patio will look great.