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DIY - How to apply driveway sealant

We make it easy for DIYers to seal their own driveways and patios.

All it takes is the right chemicals, equipment and a bit of time to achieve that professional finish.
The result: Money saved and DIY satisfaction
The most simple and popular method for DIY'ers to seal their driveways and patios is by roller or broom.
Very low cost and the items needed can be purchased quickly from DIY outlets

Specialised sealer broom heads can be purchased from Sealers Direct here
The broom heads are specially manufactured for use with our type of chemical sealers and will not melt

Want to spray on your sealer?
For solvent based sealer you will need a course droplet low level pump sprayer with fan jet tip, this sprayer will need to be highly solvent resistant or it will fail after a few minutes of using due to the solvents destroying the "O" rings. If you wish to keep the sprayer for use another time, you will need to purchase our Sealer Thinners to clean it.

Sealer sprayer here
Sealers Thinners here

For spraying solvent free sealer like our Eco HD Block paving sealer you will need a similar sprayer but no need for solvent resistant seals as it cleans with soapy water. Even so, our advice for applying solvent free sealer is by broom or roller as the product needs to be applied quite heavy
Driveway sealed

The effects of sealing block paving are:

  • Enhances the colour of paving
  • The growth of weeds and moss is inhibited
  • Jointing sand is bonded and stabilised
  • Future cleaning becomes easier and less time-consuming
  • Oil and other stains can be removed with relative ease
  • Efflorescence is reduced
  • The surface is fade and weather resistant

Here are the basics for refurbing weedy & mossy block paving:

1: Pressure clean surface (do not leave any growth in the joints)
2: Treat with Paveclean or Paveclear
3: When dry, brush kiln dried sand into exposed joints
4: Apply paving sealer when surface is dry

Remember: Only re-sand joints when you can seal immediately afterwards. 
Block paving sealed
Driveway sealed

Here are the basics for sealing new block paving:

1: Ensure surface is clean
2: Top up kiln dried sand where required
3: Give surface a good sweep
4: Do not leave any excess kiln dried sand on surface
5: Apply paving sealer when surface is dry

Here are the basics for refurbing patios, printed concrete, and regular concrete

1: Gently pressure clean surface
2: Treat with Premium Pavewash or Paveclear
3: Apply paving sealer when surface is dry
Driveway sealed with Block paving sealer Ultra HD
Tarmac driveway sealed

Here are the basics for refurbing Tarmac surfaces

1: Gently pressure clean surface
2: Roller apply Premium Ultra Tarmac Renovator when surface is dry

A word on pressure washers: 

To complete a full refurb you are going to need to use a pressure washer, small jet washers that have pencil jet nozzles are not the ones to use.

For speed and to achieve a professional finish you will need to use a machine that has either a dirt blaster nozzle, cyclone nozzle, or a turbo nozzle. 

You can hire a pressure washer and a flat surface cleaner (just like the professionals use) from most tool hire shops or you can purchase them from:

Selection of pressure washers from Sealers Direct Ltd
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