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By Arpen PatelFROM London

We moved about 8 years ago and renovated the whole house but the drive was the only thing left to do. The block paving had faded with marks and the regular moss and weeds coming through, we were going to replace it which would have cost around 7k. I then came accross the Smartseal product and after cleaning the original paving and sealing it with 2 coats the drive looks amazing, neighbours have complimented how nice it looks, I was worried the seal wouldn't look natural and add a layer of paint that made the block paving look fake, the seal actually soaks in the block paving and keeps the texture and feel of a new blocking paving block. I have saved thousands of 's by colour sealing the drive and would recommend this product to all thinking about refreshing the look of their drive.

By Dave Hardie

I was a little apprehensive about how the drive would look but took the chance and I am so pleased with the result. I would strongly recommend the coloured sealer it's saved me a new drive and looks just as good if not better than the original drive when new.

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BLOCK MAGIC DARK GREY (Sample, 5L & 25L)

Recolours And Seals Old Block Paving. ALWAYS Clean 1st with Xtreme Cleaner & Apply 2nd coat of Sealer. Re-colours, seals and protects older block paving; finish with a coat of our clear Block Paving Sealer (either Matt or Silk)

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Add colour to your block paving to make it look like new.

Smartseal "Block Magic" is a blend of liquid pigments and acrylic resins that soaks deeply into paving, totally transforming and protecting block paving driveways and patios. 'Block Magic' replaces the colour that sun, rain, vehicles and pressure washing has taken away. Apply one coat of 'Block Magic' by brush or roller, leave to dry, re-sand the joints and then apply a coat of our clear sealer. PLEASE NOTE: old or poorly conditioned pavers may require two coats of Block Magic to achieve a uniform finish.

***NOT TO BE USED ON CLAY PAVERS OR IN COMBINATION WITH THE POLYURETHANE

 Transforms Old Block Paving

  • Recolours and Protects
  • UV Stable
  • Colour Fast
  • Stain Resistant
  • Hard-wearing
  • Covers 3 m/litre on average based on one coat (coverage may be reduced to around 2.5 m per litre on old pavers)
  • Other Colours Available

There are 2 methods which can be carried out on Block Paving. The first method is to keep the sand the original colour and the second to change the colour of the sand (whilst protecting the area).

Application Guidelines To KEEP Sand Original Colour:
  1. Ensure paving is pressure washed/cleaned to remove all surface debris and 'muck' from joints.
  2. Leave paving to dry for 5 clear & dry days.
  3. Apply one coat of Block Magic with Roller. If you're changing the colour you may need to apply two coats (coverage in description)
  4. Leave Block Magic to dry for around 3 hours.
  5. Re-sand surface area, with "kiln-dried sand".
  6. Lastly, apply a coat of the Smartseal Block Paving Sealer MATT or SILK, this will adhere to the colour and solidify the sand.
Application Guidelines To CHANGE Sand Colour:
  1. Ensure paving is pressure washed/cleaned to remove all surface debris and 'muck' from joints.
  2. Leave paving to dry for 5 clear & dry days.
  3. Re-sand surface area, with ''kiln-dried sand''.
  4. Apply two coats of Block Magic with a Roller, leaving 2 hours between each coat.
  5. Ensure no rainfall is due for at least 8 hours after application.

After correctly applying the sealer, expect to have between 3-5 years protection*. Sealer longevity will vary dependent on a number of factors such as: traffic (foot/vehicle), weather and general maintenance.

For more information on the Block Paving Sealer application; please visit the Smartseal YouTube playlists

See Technical section below for more information.

Product FAQs

Q: When I complete the application of the 'BLOCK MAGIC' Sealer paint, I would like to use a liquid transparent sealant instead of the sand, what product would you recommend?

Fabien

A: You can apply our Block Paving Sealer Matt or Silk (Dependant on if you want a shiny or matt finish) over the Block Magic. They are both transparent sealers, that will key into the Block Magic.

Response from Christie

Q: Can I use it on natural stone?

S Hassan

A: The Block Magic can't be used on natural stone, as the sealer is took thick and won't penertrate in to the stone to give a consistant finish.

Response from Sophie

Q: We are looking to change our current drive way block paving from a brindle/Red to a light grey border and a dark grey internal area. Would the recolour application system allow me to do this

Mark Faux

A: Yes, the Block Magic Sealers are designed to be able to change the colour of the block paving. We have samples available for all the colours, which you can test for peace of mind.

Response from George
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Technical

Liquid UV stable pigments blended with acrylic resins and solvents create "block magic". Developed by Smartseal with older block paving in mind, it will not only recolour block paving but protect the paving from future colour loss, weeds algae and staining.

'Block Magic' Coloured Paving Sealer is applied by roller, at a rate of approx 3.0m per litre (around 2.5m per litre on old pavers). Make sure the colour has dried evenly across the block paving before applying a clear second coat of sealer.Prior to applying sealer, sweep kiln dried sand into the joints and ideally compact with 'wacker plate'.The sealer will be tack free within 2 hours at 20C and foot traffic may be permitted after 4 hours. Vehicles should be kept off the sealed area for a minimum of 24 hours at 20C. These times may be increased or reduced depending on the ambient temperature.
Ensure no rain is forecast for at least 6 hours after application. Do not apply when the ground temperature is above 23C or below 12C.
All equipment should be cleaned with Smartseal cleaning fluid after use.

Deicing salts should not be applied directly on sealed block paving or concrete sealers.
Salt chemically reduces the temperature at which water freezes and will result in water ingress into the pavers.
Subsequent freezing may result in the paving 'sealer' being broken by the expansion of water as it freezes and white 'pitted' areas may become visible.

*****NOT TO BE USED ON CLAY PAVERS

*** If your Block Paving has been previously sealed - to ensure compatibility, please contact us here before ordering: https://www.smartseal.co.uk/help-advice/contact-us.htm

Preparation
 
Existing paving should be pressure washed to remove all surface debris and muck from the joints.
If the area is contaminated with weeds & moss then it should be treated with Smartseal moss clear or weed killer.
Oil and other stains should be removed using Smartseal Driveway Cleaner or Oil Remover.
The treated area should then be left to dry and the joints re-sanded & compacted to the lower edge of the paver chamfers with clean kiln-dried sand.
Moisture in the paver & sand will inhibit penetration of the sealer and produce whiteness.

Technical & Test Data
Smartseal Block Paving sealer has been tested by the TRL (Transport Research Laboratory) and certified that it meets the SRV (Skid Resistance Value) for all categories of paving for local authority pedestrian areas and when heavily trafficked is suitable for special applications where risks of skidding are high as laid down in the UK Highway Authorities Tender Specification. Copies available on request.

Specification Clause
"Newly laid block paving shall be treated with Smartseal block paving sealer to protect and stabilise jointing sand and enhance surface colour and increase abrasion resistance.
 All materials should comply with ISO 9002 for Quality Assurance.

All work should be carried out in conjunction with the manufacturer's current technical data sheet and instructions for use".

Health & Safety
Flammable liquid. Do not smoke. Keep application area well ventilated.

Wear respirator, gloves and goggles when applying. Store in a cool place. Flash point 40C (Abel-Closed Cup). Refer to the Health & Safety Data Sheet for further information.

Delivery

We provide a national delivery service for our block paving sealer, pattern imprinted concrete sealer, roof coatings and tarmac restorer on a standard 2 - 4 working day basis. Dependent on weight, this is normally done by pallet or parcel carrier.

If you need products delivered quicker, for a small additional charge, orders placed before 1.30pm can be delivered within 1 - 2 working days to most parts of the UK, although this is dependent on the courier service in your area and the product/s ordered. If you require this service, please check on area availability by calling 01268 722500.

Our commitment is to supply all orders as placed and we offer a comprehensive guarantee of quality. Providing a reliable delivery service to all our customers is most important to us and this is backed up by the many satisfied customer testimonials we have received over the years.

If you need an order delivered to a different address, left somewhere at your property without a signature or left with a neighbour, just let us know.

We also try to maintain 100% stocking levels of our products at all times, so an immediate despatch is virtually guaranteed.

Our product returns policy can be viewed by visiting our Terms and Conditions section.

*Free delivery on orders over £75 are subject to the delivery address location.

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