What Happens When Paver Sealer Gets Wet?

When it comes to paver sealer, one of the most common questions people have is what happens if it gets wet. The answer is that it can become stained, cloudy, or discolored and will no longer be aesthetically pleasing. To avoid this, it's best to not seal the paver if there's a chance of rain, fog, or drizzle. Another common question is whether sealing pavers makes them slippery.

The truth is that any wet surface can be moderately slippery. However, sealed pavers will dry faster, reducing the time they stay wet. Moss is a bigger factor in making pavers slippery than the sealant, and sealing pavers helps prevent moss formation. A wet-looking sealer won't make pavers slippery; it just gives them a wet, shiny look.

To ensure safety, you can apply an anti-slip additive to the paving stones. It's important to apply the sealant to dry paving stones since water can damage the base. If there's a chance of rain before you start sealing, wait at least 24 hours for the moisture to evaporate. You can use a granulated additive in the second layer as long as you follow the manufacturer's instructions and mix it well. Before you start sealing, make sure to clean the surface of the pavers so that they are free of anything that could prevent proper penetration or bonding.

Pressure washers are usually preferred for this task. If the pavers were wet during cleaning, let them dry for 24 hours. Surebond SB-6000 sealant seals and enriches the natural colors of paving stones with an elegant, wet appearance. When they come into contact with water after sealing work, pavers can develop imperfections and discoloration, ruining their aesthetic appeal. Once the pavers have been cleaned and dried for at least 24 hours, you can proceed to apply the first coat of the paving stone sealer. It's best to apply paving stone sealer late in the afternoon or early at night when the pavers have had a chance to cool down from exposure to the sun.

Use long, even strokes when applying wet-looking paving stone sealer so that you don't miss any part of the pavers. If you're still worried about your pavers getting slippery when you use wet paving stone sealants, you can apply an anti-slip additive that you can mix with the sealant before it dries. JSBrick has more than 20 years of experience providing paving stone installation, cleaning and sealing services in Sarasota and surrounding cities. The sealing process itself is often overlooked by people who install paving stones, which is a mistake if you want them to look like new for longer. After installation or maintenance, you should stay away from pavers for at least 24 hours after sealing.

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