Marble pavers are a popular choice for outdoor patio and pool areas. Not only do they look stunning, but they are also durable and long-lasting. However, just like any other outdoor surface, they can become stained and damaged over time due to weather exposure and regular wear and tear. Sealing your marble pavers is an essential step in maintaining their appearance and longevity. In this article, we will explain how to properly seal marble pavers and discuss different types of sealers available to help you make an informed decision. How to Seal Marble Pavers: Comprehensive Guide by Industry Pro
Why Seal Marble Pavers
Sealing your marble pavers provides several benefits. Firstly, it helps protect the surface from stains, spills, and other contaminants that can penetrate the surface and cause discoloration. Secondly, it increases the pavers’ resistance to scratches and other types of physical damage, making them more durable over time. Finally, sealing enhances the natural color and beauty of the marble, giving it a polished and finished look.
Choosing the Right Sealer
When it comes to sealing marble pavers, you have several options to choose from. The two main types of sealers are impregnating and color-enhancing.
Impregnating sealers are designed to penetrate deep into the surface of the marble pavers, providing long-lasting protection against stains and other types of damage. These sealers do not change the appearance of the marble, making them an ideal choice if you prefer the natural look of your pavers.
Color-enhancing sealers are designed to enhance the natural color and beauty of the marble. They are ideal for use on pavers that have lost their luster over time or if you want to give your pavers a more vibrant and polished appearance.
Steps to Sealing Marble Pavers with Impregnating Sealers by DryTreat
Sealing marble pavers is a straightforward process that can be done in a few simple steps.
Step 1: Test the Product Before applying STAIN-PROOF™ Premium Impregnating Sealer on your marble pavers, it’s important to test it first on a small, inconspicuous area. This way, you can determine the ease of application and the desired results.
Step 2: Choose the Right Conditions The ideal surface temperature for applying STAIN-PROOF™ Premium Impregnating Sealer is between 40°F – 95°F (5°C – 35°C). Make sure to avoid any moisture contact with the surface for six hours after application. The surface must be dry, clean, and free of any residues before applying the sealer.
Step 3: Prepare the Sealer Do not thin the product. Simply generously apply STAIN-PROOF™ Premium Impregnating Sealer using a low-pressure hand sprayer or a microfiber applicator. For porous surfaces, you should aim for a mirror-like “wet” look that lasts for 3-5 seconds. Be careful not to contact any surrounding areas while applying the sealer.
Step 4: Repeat the Application After waiting at least 10 minutes (or longer for dense material), repeat Step 3 before the surface dries. The total application rate is approximately one quart per 20 to 250 sq. ft. (one liter per 2 to 25 sqm), depending on surface absorption. For more information, check out the coverage chart on stain-proof.com.
Step 5: Remove Excess Sealer After the final coat, wait approximately 10 minutes and then polish the surface thoroughly with clean, dry, white terry cloth towels or similar to remove any excess product. You can moisten the cloth with STAIN-PROOF™ Premium Impregnating Sealer to make it easier to remove.
Step 6: Clean Equipment Finally, use an organic solvent like denatured alcohol or mineral spirits to clean your equipment.
With these simple steps, you can effectively seal your marble pavers with STAIN-PROOF™ Premium Impregnating Sealer and protect them from stains and damage.
Steps to Sealing Marble Pavers with Color-Enhancing Sealers by DryTreat
To ensure desired results, test the product on a small, inconspicuous area and wait 24 hours for curing. For optimal application, surface must be clean, dry, and free of residue.
- Test Your Surface First for Best Results with Color Enhancing Sealer.
- Apply the Color Enhancing Sealer with a paint roller, brush, or lamb’s wool applicator, avoiding surrounding areas.
- After 30 minutes of penetration, remove excess product residue with clean, dry cloths. This will start the chemical reaction and is crucial. Do not allow excess to sit on surface between coats.
- Wait 60 minutes before repeating steps 2 and 3. For maximum protection on porous surfaces, a third coat may be necessary.
- Allow the product to fully cure for 4 weeks and avoid moisture contact for at least 8 hours after application.
- Clean equipment using methylated spirits.
Note: The Color Enhancing Sealer may not prevent etching from acidic liquids or physical wear. The level of enhancement will vary with the type of material treated. Always test a sample before applying to your surface. Over time, cleaning and wear and tear will impact the enhancement and sealing performance, and reapplication may be needed. The treated surface cannot be restored to its original look once enhanced.”
Application Rate: The total application rate is roughly one quart per 20-250 sq. ft. (2-25 sqm), depending on surface absorption. Check the application rates for more detail.
Sealing your marble pavers is essential to protect it from environmental damage and staining. By selecting anti-slip marble pavers by Elegance by NT Trading, you can enjoy the beauty of natural stone while ensuring a safe and durable surface for your outdoor spaces. Elegance by NT Trading’s anti-slip marble pavers provide an excellent balance between style and functionality, making them an ideal choice for designers, architects and landscape architects looking for a timeless and elegant addition to their outdoor living area projects. How to Seal Marble Pavers: Comprehensive Guide by Industry Pro