Pavers are a great way to add style and beauty to your home. The only problem is, over time pavers lose their color. This can make your yard look dull and unattractive. Luckily, there are a few simple steps you can take that will restore paver color so they look like new again.
Remove Dirt, Moss, and Weeds
- If you’re working with a large area of pavers, like a patio or driveway, use a pressure washer to clean the pavers.
- Use a stiff bristle brush to scrub the pavers.
- For smaller areas, use a power washer to clean the pavers. This is especially helpful for cleaning between individual stones or in tight spaces where you can’t reach with your broom and brush.
Seal Cracks with Polymeric Sand
After you’ve acid-stained your pavers and sealed them, it’s time to seal the cracks. To do this, you’ll need polymeric sand, which is a special type of sand that will harden when it dries. This means that once it dries between the pavers and in their cracks, it will prevent water from seeping into them and causing damage.
Once you’ve applied the polymeric sand to all of your pavers, sweep or blow it into any large gaps with a broom or leaf blower. Then let everything dry for 24 hours (it may take longer if there is rain in the forecast).
Apply Paver Base
Now it’s time to apply the paver base. The Paver base is an essential component of any acid-stained patio. Without it, the color of the pavers will fade over time and become dull. You can use a roller or brush to apply this substance, as well as paintbrushes and sprayers, but we recommend using a trowel for better precision in areas that are more difficult to reach with a larger tool.
Spray with Water
After you’ve applied your acid stain and let it sit for a while (see the next section), you will want to spray the entire surface of your pavers with water. The best way to do this is using a spray bottle filled with water. If you don’t have a spray bottle, you can use a hose or power washer. You can also try using a sprinkler or mister if you have one on hand. This step is important for two reasons:
- It helps make sure that all areas are covered with acid stain, especially those hard-to-reach spaces in between each paver or around curves and corners.
- It helps “set” the color so that it doesn’t run off too quickly.
Ventilate Area Thoroughly
- Ventilate the area thoroughly before applying any stain or sealer.
- Use a leaf blower to remove dust, and then vacuum up any debris and dirt.
- Wipe down the pavers with a damp cloth to remove any remaining dirt from their surfaces, making sure they are dry before sealing them with an oil-based product visit The Paver Sealer Store.
Once your pavers have been cleaned and prepped, you are ready to apply the stain. An important thing to note is that you do not need to worry about getting the stain on your pavers themselves. The stain will actually help protect them from deterioration and fading over time, so applying it directly on the surface is encouraged, to restore paver color.
When applying the stain, use a pump sprayer or garden hose with a sprinkler attachment. Try to avoid using an aerosol sprayer because these can leave unsightly drips or runs in your finished project. Spritz each area of the paver thoroughly until it appears wet; if necessary, allow some time for excess moisture to evaporate before proceeding with another step.
Seal with a Paver Sealer
Sealing is a vital step in maintaining the appearance of your deck or patio. It helps ensure that any water or moisture does not damage the surface of your paver stones over time. In addition, it protects against fading caused by UV rays from direct sunlight exposure.
There are two different types of sealers available: penetrating and non-penetrating:
Penetrating sealers penetrate into cracks and crevices between pavers to create a barrier that prevents stains from bleeding through into areas where they would otherwise be visible on top surfaces like patios or decks where there are no cracks for dirt to collect inside which could cause staining issues down there too; however these types of cleaners cannot be used indoors because they contain chemicals which may cause damage if someone touches them without wearing rubber gloves while using them so if someone wants something like this type product then they should use acrylic polymers instead; whereas non-penetrating cleaners provide protection against UV damage without ever needing scrubbing – making them ideal for those who don’t want another task added onto their list!
Contact Apex Paver sealing today and let us help you restore Paver Color
- Contact Apex Paver sealing today and let us help you restore paver color.
- We are a professional company with years of experience in paver sealing.
- We can help you with any paver sealing needs.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us at 844-961-4529. We at Apex Paver Sealing are happy to help!