Update for High Gloss Paver Sealers 2019
High Gloss Brick Paver Sealers are the most popular coatings for exterior and interior brick patios. Gloss sealers will enhance the natural colors in your brick while sealing and protecting them. These types of sealers contain a high amount of "acrylics". The higher the acrylic level, the more gloss that can be obtained and typically the longer it will take the Sun's UV to fade them.
In this article, we will go over the different brands and types of high gloss paver sealants.
SuperSeal 30 - Solvent Based
SuperSeal 30 contains the most acrylic of any sealer on the market. Containing 30% solids, this sealer will darken the appearance while leaving a high gloss. This product is a styrene acrylic as well. This means it can be used as a cure and seal. It has tiny "pinholes" that allow the sealer to breathe. This drastically reduces any chance of blushing from trapped moisture.
SuperSeal 25 - Solvent Based
SuperSeal 25 is that same as the 30 but with only 25% solid content. This will darken the pavers and leave a semi-gloss sheen. SuperSeal 25 is the most popular brick paver sealer on the Internet. Great for all decorative concrete surfaces.
SuperSeal VOC - Solvent Based
SuperSeal VOC is the same as the 25 but can be shipped to all states. Certain states have adopted lower VOC laws. The SuperSeal VOC versions still contains 25% solids but has an exempt solvent that allows it to be used in these states. No difference in performance.
Surebond SB-7000 - Water Based
SB-7000 is a premium performance water based sealer. Designed to seal and stabilize the joint sand between the pavers, SB-7000 will add a nice gloss to the surface as well. This sealer does not darken the appearance.
Paver Sealers are not all the same. When researching a sealer for your patio, you should look for:
- Solid Content - More means higher gloss
- Styrene acrylics allow the bricks to breathe
- Stay away from cheap water based paver sealants from Home Depot and Lowes