Advice on stain colours

This question was asked by
Jon-Luke Kirton

We have a a large driveway (approx 200m2) with standard red block pavers. We would like to change the colour of these to a slate grey colour (we have a period character sandstone and traditional scottish slate house). What products would you recommend for this look to be achieved?

To completely change the colour of the paving is entirely doable, I have linked below the products you would need and if you check out the videos section you will find how to guides for the prep and the application.

Firstly you would need to remove any sealer that might be on the surface using either the Solstrip or Easystrip 1000 for acrylic sealers or the Easystrip 2000 if it is a Polyurethane sealer.

Once this is done you will need to profile the surface to make it porous to accept the stain then you would apply the Solid colour stain as a base colour, then a diluted Smartcolour to give the 2 tone antiqued effect.

After the stain has cured for 24 hours you will need to re apply a sealer coat.

Solid Colour Stain (SOLID)

Smart Colour Stain (SMART)

EasyStrip 1000 Coating Remover (ES1000)

Eco Acid [profiler] (EA)

Drew Palin

Adseal for paved patio

This question was asked by
Philip Tagg

I have a paved patio which has stone or concrete slabs and in need of protection from stains and general annual growth. Can you advise what is the best product in your range to use?

If you are uncertain whether the flags are stone or concrete I would recommend using our Stone and Slate Protector (link below), this will be ok to use on either surface.

Stone and Slate Protector (SSP)

Drew Palin

Removing Resiblock sealer

This question was asked by
Andy

I’ve sealed my customers sandstone with resiblock superior gloss and wondered if you could advise if easy strip 2000 will remove it? And won’t damage the paving? And what is the application process.

Yes the Easystrip 2000 will remove the sealer without damaging the stone, you can find the full application instructions on the product page under the Tech Data tab.

EasyStrip 2000 Coating Remover (ES2000)

Drew Palin

Thompson water seal removal

This question was asked by
Simon

We’re looking for a product that we can use to remove Thompson water seal from some concrete coping stones. Were also looking for a product that can stain or coat them to be a dark grey (close to ral 7016)

It might be worth contacting Thompsons direct to see what the recommend to remove it, the only solution we have that will remove it is the Easystrip 1000

EasyStrip 1000 Coating Remover (ES1000)

As for the colour the Solid colour stain in Charcoal will be the best to use.

Solid Colour Stain (SOLID)

Please view the videos section for advice on preparation and application.

Drew Palin

White Patches on the drive

This question was asked by
Gary

Hi, do you sell ‘sealer repair fluid’ or similar ? My imprinted driveway is coated with your heavy duty sealer and is showing some white patches.

We do, but we just don”t give it a fancy name like other companies, it is just the solvent.

Could you send some pictures over as it is not alway blooming that causes the white patches and there is no point spending money on something that might not work.

Solvent Cleaner & re-emulsifier (SOL)

Drew Palin

Concrete waterproofer

This question was asked by
Andrew Morris

We have cast a garage base 2 weeks ago alas labourer forgot admixture so looking for a penetrating concrete sealer as a waterproofer from rising damp, therefore can you recommend any of your sealers to fill the voids ?

Pretty much any of the sealers will help to stop damp, I have put links to 2 different products, the first is our most popular solvent based sealer for concrete surfaces, the second is a water based based option (no harmful chemicals or strong smell).

Either will be fine to use.

Block Paving & Imprinted Concrete Sealer SP (BPCSP)

Water Based Sealer Gloss (WB34)

Drew Palin

Drive sealant

This question was asked by
Steve Wilde

I’ve just had a new block paved drive laid and I’m wanting to seal it. It’s 130sq.m. and it will have 2 cars and a caravan on it on a regular basis. I’m wanting to proof it from oil leaks and stains but also enhance the colour to a sort of a ‘wet look’ without making it look too glossy. What do you recommend?

I would recommend using the Block paving SP sealer this will do what you are looking for, I would suggest getting 2 x 25 ltrs and 1 x 20 ltrs to complete the job.

http://www.advancedsealingsolutions.co.uk/Block-Paving-and-Imprinted-Concrete-Sealer-SP.html

Drew Palin

Resiblock gloss sealer

This question was asked by
Sue magee

We sealed our new patio with resiblock gloss sealer, the patio is grey Indian paving.
It is an absolute mess patchy and looks like we have painted old flags!! Will your stripper remove it I noticed an article where someone removed sealant using it

You will need to use the Easy strip 2000 (link below) to remove the Resiblock sealer.

http://www.adsealcolours.co.uk/EasyStrip-2000-Coating-Remover.html

Drew Palin

Stain products

This question was asked by
John

Will this work on block paving.

Yes they will, they are ok to use on any concrete based product, just bear in mind that the coverage will be severely reduced, by at least half.

Drew Palin

natural stone paving enhancer

This question was asked by
ANNETTE AMNER

Please may you advise if you have a suitable product for enhancing existing natural stone slabs without changing the overall colour. Over time, fading has occurred in some areas and we wish to bring the slabs back to their original natural buff colour without actually changing the overall colour. We are looking for a matt finish and, once this procedure has been carried out, we then wish to apply a natural stone sealant. Thank you for your advice and assistance.

Applying a coat of sealer will enhance the colour of the slabs and leave them looking as they do when they are wet.

If you apply 1 coat you will get a matte finish.

http://www.advancedsealingsolutions.co.uk/Stone-and-Slate-Protector.html

Drew Palin