Monday, June 27, 2011
Paver Sealer - Wet Look from Menards
I finally bit the bullet and bought a 5 gallon drum of concrete paver sealer. Menards (of course!) ran a sale on the stuff and with the 20% off discount, it was priced well.
I've been slowly watching our backyard patio slowly fade from a beautiful multiple-color paver patio into a mostly blah tan-looking average patio. This stuff - Ultra Gloss Sealer - not only claims to brighten/bring back the true colors of the pavers, but it also seals them down (plus the sand joints) and gives them a "wet look" permanently. Well...permanently in this case is a few years until we have to re-apply.
I have to hit the pavers with a powerwasher to clean them up, replace the lost sand in the joints and then leave it to dry. The next morning, I break out the roller and cover the surface with this stuff. 24 hours later, the patio should look almost brand new. As soon as I get to this project (hopefully) in the next week or so, I'll report back. This 'to-do' list is getting pretty long at this point.