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Sealing Travertine Outdoors – What’s Involved and How to Do It

Travertine is a great material to use for your paver or stone patio, but it won’t last very long without the proper care and maintenance. If you live in an area where there’s a lot of moisture, dirt, or dust in the air, your travertine may need some TLC every year or so (depending on how often you use your patio). In this article, we’ll discuss what outdoors really involves, what products are available for doing it yourself (and why you might want to consider hiring someone else), and do it yourself if that sounds like something you’d like to try.

Understanding Travertine

Travertine is a natural stone. It’s made up of calcium carbonate, which means that it’s porous, making it vulnerable to staining and damage from acid rain or other pollutants in the air. If you want your travertine to last for years and years, sealing it is an essential step.

Travertine is a beautiful stone—its veins are often used as an accent on walls or floors in bathrooms and kitchens. It’s also very expensive, so if you want to get the most out of your investment in travertine tiles for outdoor use, sealing them will make them last longer than they would otherwise!

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Advantages of Sealing Travertine Outdoors

When sealing travertine outdoors, you’ll be helping to protect it from staining, cracking, and wear. Travertine is a porous stone that can become stained by salt or other substances in the air. Over time, exposure to these elements will cause the original color of your travertine to fade away. Sealing travertine outdoors will help prevent this from happening by locking in its natural coloring and protecting it against stains like rust or mold.

Also because of its porosity, if left unsealed, water can get trapped between layers of the stone causing cracks and fissures that make it more susceptible to stains as well as breakage over time due to freeze-and-thaw cycles (in cold climates) or excessive heat (in hotter climates).

Sealing also makes your outdoor kitchen countertops more resistant to moisture damage caused by spills from cooking or washing dishes on it regularly; all while keeping their attractive appearance intact!

Preparation

  • Remove any loose material, such as dirt and dust. Use a soft brush to clean the surface thoroughly.
  • Make sure that your patio is dry before sealing it. Water can prevent the adhesion of the to your travertine and make it difficult for you to apply the sealer properly. If there is still standing water on your patio after winter, you can use a pressure washer to remove excess moisture from the surface (but be careful not to damage or scratch any patios).

Cleaning the Travertine

While you’re cleaning the travertine, you’ll want to make sure that all of the dirt and debris are removed. This is necessary in order to allow the sealer to adhere properly.

You can use a pressure washer for this task, but if you don’t have one or don’t feel comfortable using it you can hire a professional pressure washer or you can use a scrub brush instead. The important thing is that once you’ve scrubbed off all of the dirt from your outdoor surface area; rinse it thoroughly with water from a hose before applying your sealer application product of choice.

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Etching The Travertine

Etching the travertine is a vital step in sealing it. After etching, the sealant will adhere to and protect your new patio or deck.

What Is Etching?

Etching refers to a chemical process that creates small holes in the surface of your stone. This allows the sealant to penetrate more deeply into the pores of your travertine and create a stronger bond with its surface, resulting in better and longer-lasting results.

Why Is It Important To Seal Your Stone?

Sealing helps prevent staining, discoloration, mineral deposits, and other unsightly effects caused by weathering or exposure to elements like water and sunlight (which can fade colors). Sealing travertine outdoors also prevents dirt from sticking to surfaces so you’ll have an easier time keeping them clean over time as well!

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Applying a Dry-Treat product Sealer

  • Apply the sealer with a brush
  • Use a paint roller to apply the sealer
  • Use a pump sprayer to apply the sealer. If you’re using an airless spray gun, you can use this technique as well.
  • Use a spray gun to apply the sealer. If you’re using an airless spray gun, you can use this technique as well.

How to Seal Your Travertine Pavers Yourself

  • Use a power washer to clean the pavers.
  • Scrub the pavers with a stiff brush.
  • Spray water onto the pavers and scrub them with a soft cloth.
  • Rinse off any remaining dirt with a garden hose, and allow them to dry completely before sealing them.

Apex Paver Sealing provides you with the highest quality of services for your travertine

If you want to keep your travertine paver patio looking its best, Apex is the only option for you. We can provide you with the highest quality of for your travertine and make sure it stays sealed so that you don’t have to worry about any problems.

Apex Paver Sealing is the best option for sealing travertine because:

  • We have been in business for many years.
  • We do not use harsh chemicals or cleaners that could damage your patio surface or cause other issues later on down the road from improper cleaning techniques.
  • We will apply a sealant that will protect your paver stones against stains caused by mold, mildew, and bacteria growths which will enhance the longevity of your pavers while maintaining their original appearance so that they do not become discolored or yellowed over time due to exposure to sunlight.
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Conclusion

The process of sealing travertine outdoors is a straightforward one. If you’re looking for a company that can offer you the best quality service, then look no further than Apex Paver Sealing. We have been in business for many years and have served thousands of satisfied customers who were happy with the results they got from our services. We provide free quotes and estimates, so give us a call today!