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Restoring Exterior Brick Pavers

Paver Sealers can enhance the natural colors of your brick and come in Matte, Semi-Gloss, and Higher Gloss shine. If a "shiny" appearance is not desired then you can just add a Non-Shiny Concrete Sealer for Protection only. There is also Joint Sand Stabilizing Sealers that will solidify the sand that is between paver stones.

  1. The use of a pressure washer is suggested when cleaning the brick pavers. Cleaning chemicals are not needed when removing dirt, grime, and vegetation. If you have stains on your brick pavers then we would suggest using a cleaner that is specific to the type of stain. i.e. Rust remover to clean rust, Oil stain remover to clean oil drips, etc. Paver Cleaners
  2. Removal of old paver sealers is suggested if your previous sealer has failed. Usually this is noticeable by a yellowing or whitening of the old sealer. If you do not have any discoloration, then it is not needed to remove the old coatings. Paver Stripper
  3. Allow the brick pavers to dry thoroughly for 1-2 days.
  4. If needed, sweep in new jointing sand between the stones. There is many types of sand that you could use. The most popular is play sand or baby sand. Other options can be jointing sand and polymeric sand. These types of sand are usually found only at paver stone yards. Make sure the sand is dry and not wet!
  5. Blow or sweep off excess sand. We strongly suggest that the sand level is at least 1/4" from the top of beveled edge of the paver bricks. Be very careful to remove all the sand!
  6. Apply sealer by rolling or spraying. If rolling, take extreme caution to make sure that you are not removing the sand from the joints and leaving it on top of the pavers! A sponge type roller usually works better then a nap roller. If spraying a solvent based sealer, you must use a heavy duty metal sprayer. Cheap plastic sprayers will not work with solvent based brick paver sealers but they will work with water based. Do not apply sealer to wet or high moisture content pavers! The sealer will turn whitish in color.
  7. Let dry for 3-4 fours for foot traffic and 24 hours for vehicular or heavy duty traffic.

*Make sure that you follow all manufacturers instructions.

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can I add a little bit of color to the paver sealer?
bibi3091 , October 05, 2011
re: can I add a little bit of color to the paver sealer?
TheSealerStore , October 06, 2011
How can you tell if you have a high moisture content pavers?? Is it best to hire a professional, you make it sound easy.
scbarg , November 16, 2011
It is not that hard to restore your pavers but if you are unsure then yes it would be best to hire it done.

Pavers typically dry within 24-48 hours after a rain or pressure washing. They do no retain moisture unless the ground has an issue with drainage.
TheSealerStore , November 17, 2011
Very helpful information. Thanks
Gayle , December 15, 2011
Why do I "have to" use a metal sprayer with solvent based sealer? If I have a sprayer that I am willing to throw away after the application will it work?
Mike l , January 09, 2012
re: sprayer
Cheap plastic sprayers will not work with a solvent based paver sealer. The sealer is too thick in consistency. It will not spray properly because of this.
TheSealerStore , January 09, 2012
I have weeds growing constantly in all the joints. One contracter said use sealer. The other said stabilizing sand lasts longer, and never has to be re-done. What is the truth?
Robert M. of EB , March 17, 2012
re: I have weeds growing constantly in all the joints
Both will help for a couple of years. Neither lasts forever. Try using both. Use a polymeric sand then seal on top with a sealer.
TheSealerStore , March 17, 2012
Brick Expert
Do not use play or baby sand on brick pavers, a must is a torpedo sand, or an ASTM 144 sand, these sand grades are angular and lock into the sand joint and are of the proper consistancy to accept any type of sealers which will seep into the joints between the pavers, thus acting in the way to help prevent weed growth and ant infestation. play and baby sands are rounded in shape, basically like putting marbels between your pavers. NO GOOD
KW , September 10, 2012


I have brick bull nose coping pavers around my pool that turned white and will not go back to the original brick color. Any suggestions? I was looking at the seal 25 on line and it got pretty good reviews. Thanks
Bonham , April 30, 2014
You would have to strip the old sealer that has turned white:
TheSealerStore , May 01, 2014
Next step
After I strip the bricks what do I do next to bring back the original brick color ? Thanks
Bonham , May 01, 2014
Best to use a sealer that will ehance the color. Try SuperSeal25 or SuperSeal 30.
TheSealerStore , May 01, 2014

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