How to Choose Paver Sealer to Seal Your Brick Patio?

When it comes to completing the look of your brick paver patio, you will want to seal your paver stones in order to maximize the lifetime of your new backyard addition. Sealer will protect the appearance of your patio, while also making it safe for everyone to use as you entertain in your backyard. It’s important to understand the pros and cons of the different types of sealers.

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What are the Pros and Cons of Water-Based Sealer?

Water-based sealer is a thin sealant that provides homeowners with a consistent look after it has been applied. Many people like the fact that it has low levels of VOCs and there is less odor after it has been applied. This type of sealer is easier to apply than solvent-based sealers, and it provides uniform results. One major benefit is the fact that water-based sealers will not mar results if they are accidentally over-applied. The end result will still be a consistent shine. However, these types of sealers will deteriorate gradually over time and may have to be reapplied in the future.

What are the Pros and Cons of Solvent-Based Sealer?

Solvent-based sealers are ideal for homeowners who want a high-gloss look to their brick paver patio after the job is done, however, these types of sealers can be more difficult to apply for many homeowners. While they produce similar end results to water-based sealers, these sealers can make the patio slippery and the stones may turn white if applied when the patio is moist and can even give the patio a yellow tinge over the course of time.

When it comes to choosing the sealer that is right for you, it’s important to evaluate both your wants and needs. Talk with the professionals at JJW, and we can help you make the decision in order to make sure your yard looks its best when the job is complete.

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