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MAKE OLD BLOCK PAVED DRIVEWAYS LOOK LIKE NEW

MAKE OLD BLOCK PAVED DRIVEWAYS LOOK LIKE NEW

2nd January 2018 in Products

Our easy process to clean and seal block paving can totally transform the look of old block-paved driveways and patios.

The damaging effects of UV light, general wear and tear and pressure washing can make block paving look unsightly. A once valuable asset to the home can quickly become an eyesore if it is not looked after. However, all is not lost as getting a block paved surface back to something like its original condition is quite easy.

The process is simple. Step one is to pre-treat the block paving with Smartseal Drive Clean or Patio Clean Xtreme. These are powerful cleaning products with 4 active ingredients, that enable the block paving to be cleaned quickly and effectively, without the need for intensive pressure washing. If weeds are present, the block paving should be treated with weed killer approximately 7 days beforehand.

Around 60 minutes after application, clean with a pressure washer, ensuring that all muck and weeds have been removed from the joints. This completes step 2 of the process.

MAKE OLD BLOCK PAVED DRIVEWAYS LOOK LIKE NEW

Once the block paving has been left for a few days to thoroughly dry, move onto step 3. One coat of Block Magic, applied by roller, with a paint brush for the edging, is normally all that’s required to totally re-colour the pavers. Block Magic is a high performance restoration product that not only colours, but also seals and protects block paving.

Block Magic should not to be confused with a concrete paint. Once applied, it will soak into the pavers, and unlike a paint, will not peel, flake or chip off. With its unique formulation of concentrated liquid pigments, combined with high quality acrylic resins, Block Magic will remain colour fast for at least 5 years, and is available in RED or BLACK.

Block Magic is fast-drying. After only 1-2 hours, step 4 of the process can commence. Sweep kiln-dried sand neatly across the blocks, ensuring all joints are filled, making sure no sand is left on the surface. 

Step 5 is to apply a second coat of clear sealer by sprayer or roller. This not only protects the blocks further, but sets the sand in the joints rock solid, providing extra strength and stability, whilst also helping reduce future maintenance and providing protection from weeds. 

And that’s it - a complete transformation. The driveway or patio now looks amazing, as good as new! The surface can be walked on after 2 hours and driven on after 24 hours.

MAKE OLD BLOCK PAVED DRIVEWAYS LOOK LIKE NEW

With an occasional application of diluted Drive Clean Xtreme or Patio Clean Xtreme and a top-up coat of protective sealer every few years, any thoughts of replacing the block paving can be forgotten. 

If you need any advice, please call 01268 722500 

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