First time I've tried this block paving sealer and a few years since I last treated the drive. Its's not the cheapest, but it performed exactly as expected. The blocks do look darker (perhaps more uniform colour??) with the sand in between hardened and the surface very waterproof with water beading, whereas I didn't have this before. The surface does look more 'silky' than the 'dusty' appearance it had before. I would use this again but as with all product, preparation is the key (jet wash, re-sand and dry completely & it does smell quite strong but not as bad as other products I've used. I did apply two coats as per instructions.
Excellent service. The 5 litre can of sealer was in my home less than 2 days after I ordered it. I was very critical about surface preparation before I started. The block paviours on my patio have been down for at least 30 years. The sealer went down easily but with a high toxic smell. Superb improvement.
Amazing product , the block paving sealer literally does what it says on the tin . The Sheen is excellent, its hard wearing and seals well, water just beads away . Expensive in comparison to others , but hey , you only get what you pay for would highly recommend
Q: Can I use a sprayer to seal my drive?
A: You can, but anti slip or any colour cannot be applied through a sprayer. If you do decide to apply by sprayer, make sure not to leave excess sealer in the joints.
Q: What is the best method to clean my block paving?
A: If you are planning on sealing your block paving the blocks must be thoroughly cleaned with the use of a pressure washer. This will ensure all the muck and dirt is removed from the joints. Please note: weed killer application may be required prior to this if particularly stubborn.
Q: How can I check if my sand is dry?
A: You can check if the sand is dry by inserting a knife or key into the joint. If there is sand connected to the tool, this is a good indicator of dampness.
Block Paving Sealer SILK (Sample, 5L & 25L)
High Quality Durable Sealer,Sand Hardener & Weed Inhibitor. Leaves a long term colour enhancing 'satin' finish on block paving
Solvent Based Acrylic Block Paving Sealer in Silk finish
Silk finish block paving sealer to create a slight sheen on block paved surfaces
Smartseal Block Paving Sealer (Silk) has been developed to enhance the colour and aesthetic appeal of new or mature block paving and to give longer lifespan and better overall protection.
**NOT TO BE USED ON CLAY PAVERS
- High viscosity (silk finish) sealer for final coat to block paving
- Easy to apply by sprayer or roller
- Resists oil and stain penetration
- Additional resistance to weed and algae growth
- BS5750/ISO9000 quality approved block paving sealer
- Suitable for most patio slabs & block paving
- Average coverage 3.5 sq metres per litre
- Will not blister or peel, hardens & seals concrete permanently
- Make sure before applying that the surface temperature is between 12 - 23°C
- Tough, Durable and Hard Wearing
- Ultra-violet light and weather resistant
- Ensure paving is pressure washed to remove all surface debris and 'muck' from joints.
- Leave paving to dry for 3-4 clear & dry days.
- Once dry, before sealing. brush Kiln Dried Sand in between all joints on Paving.
- Apply 2 coats of Block Paving Sealer with either Roller or Sprayer (allow 2-3 hours between coats)
- Allow 24 hours for sealer to completely cure.
For more information on the Block Paving Sealer application; please visit the Smartseal YouTube playlists
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.
First coat: 2.0sq. metres per litre
Second coat: 3.5sq metres per litre
Smartseal Block Paving sealer can be applied using a sprayer unit or roller, at a rate of 2.0m2 per litre (pavers) 1st coat & 3.5 m2 per litre 2nd coat. A two-coat spray application is required to fully cover the jointing sand. The sealer will be tack free within 2 hours at 20°C and foot traffic may be permitted after 4 hours. Vehicles should be kept off the sealed area for a minimum of 24 hours at 20°C. These times may be increased or reduced depending on the ambient temperature. During the curing cycle, protect from rain. Do not apply when the ground temperature is above 23°C or below 12°C. All equipment should be cleaned with Smartseal cleaner fluid after use.
Deicing salts should not be applied directly on Smartseal block paving or concrete sealers. Salt chemically reduces the temperature at which water freezes and will result in water ingress into the concrete. Subsequent freezing may result in the concrete seal 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
New block paving or cobble stone paving should be swept clean, ensuring there is sufficient well-compacted sand in the joints. Existing paving should be pressure washed to remove all surface debris. If the area is contaminated with weeds & moss then it should be treated with Smartseal Fungicidal Wash. Oil and other stains should be removed using Smartseal Cleaner / 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.
Newly laid block or flagstone 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 ISO9002 for Quality Assurance. All work should be carried out in conjunction with the manufacturers current technical data sheet and instructions for use.
Health & Safety
Flammable liquid. Do not smoke. Keep application area well ventilated. Wear respirator when applying. Store in a cool place. Flash point 40°C (Abel-Closed Cup). Refer to the Health & Safety Data Sheet for further information.
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.