Advice on stain colours

This question was asked by
Jon-Luke Kirton

We have a a large driveway (approx 200m2) with standard red block pavers. We would like to change the colour of these to a slate grey colour (we have a period character sandstone and traditional scottish slate house). What products would you recommend for this look to be achieved?

To completely change the colour of the paving is entirely doable, I have linked below the products you would need and if you check out the videos section you will find how to guides for the prep and the application.

Firstly you would need to remove any sealer that might be on the surface using either the Solstrip or Easystrip 1000 for acrylic sealers or the Easystrip 2000 if it is a Polyurethane sealer.

Once this is done you will need to profile the surface to make it porous to accept the stain then you would apply the Solid colour stain as a base colour, then a diluted Smartcolour to give the 2 tone antiqued effect.

After the stain has cured for 24 hours you will need to re apply a sealer coat.

Solid Colour Stain (SOLID)

Smart Colour Stain (SMART)

EasyStrip 1000 Coating Remover (ES1000)

Eco Acid [profiler] (EA)

Drew Palin

Adseal for paved patio

This question was asked by
Philip Tagg

I have a paved patio which has stone or concrete slabs and in need of protection from stains and general annual growth. Can you advise what is the best product in your range to use?

If you are uncertain whether the flags are stone or concrete I would recommend using our Stone and Slate Protector (link below), this will be ok to use on either surface.

Stone and Slate Protector (SSP)

Drew Palin

Removing Resiblock sealer

This question was asked by
Andy

I’ve sealed my customers sandstone with resiblock superior gloss and wondered if you could advise if easy strip 2000 will remove it? And won’t damage the paving? And what is the application process.

Yes the Easystrip 2000 will remove the sealer without damaging the stone, you can find the full application instructions on the product page under the Tech Data tab.

EasyStrip 2000 Coating Remover (ES2000)

Drew Palin

Thompson water seal removal

This question was asked by
Simon

We’re looking for a product that we can use to remove Thompson water seal from some concrete coping stones. Were also looking for a product that can stain or coat them to be a dark grey (close to ral 7016)

It might be worth contacting Thompsons direct to see what the recommend to remove it, the only solution we have that will remove it is the Easystrip 1000

EasyStrip 1000 Coating Remover (ES1000)

As for the colour the Solid colour stain in Charcoal will be the best to use.

Solid Colour Stain (SOLID)

Please view the videos section for advice on preparation and application.

Drew Palin

White Patches on the drive

This question was asked by
Gary

Hi, do you sell ‘sealer repair fluid’ or similar ? My imprinted driveway is coated with your heavy duty sealer and is showing some white patches.

We do, but we just don”t give it a fancy name like other companies, it is just the solvent.

Could you send some pictures over as it is not alway blooming that causes the white patches and there is no point spending money on something that might not work.

Solvent Cleaner & re-emulsifier (SOL)

Drew Palin

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This question was asked by
Gary Smith

Just to say how helpful, pleasant and knowledgeable your contact team have been.
Pleasure to business with your Company.

Thank you Gary it is always nice to receive nice feedback, hopefully we can do business again in the future.

Drew Palin

Solid colour or Smartcolour

This question was asked by
Ruth Beecham

I have 170 sq metres of brand new concrete interior residential floors. The aim was to acid stain these floors. However, your products look a whole stack easier! I have watched all your videos and read all the info, but am still a little confused with product names/ranges. The effect I want are pale base colours with slightly darker ‘faux’ effects on top. On the colour charts, I am confused by ‘solid’ colours and/or Smartcolour. (2 different colour cards side by side with different products listed?) Please could you explain the differences, and also send me the colour charts? Many thanks (and also for the preparation/water test video in particular).

In simple terms the Solid colour stain is a opaque stain, this is used to give the concrete one smooth uniform colour or a uniform base colour for the mottled or faux acid effect.

The Smart colour is a semi transparent finish and is used to add the mottled effect by sprayer.

Take a look at the video “staining concrete start to finish” this, I think, is what you are looking to do.

Drew Palin

Newlook Smartcolour Stain

This question was asked by
Paul Diaper

We are looking to install some concrete panel fencing on one of our property boundaries.

We would like to colour the panels using Adseal Newlook Smartcolour Stain.

I notice much of your information focuses on floor application of this stain with just a single photo of it used on a wall.

Is this stain suitable for vertical concrete surfaces?

We are looking to use Allen Concrete fencing panels, if that helps??

www.allenconcrete.co.uk

Sorry for the delay in responding, we had a problem with the website.

The Smartcolour can be used on vertical surfaces, I would suggest that you may need to apply a few applications of the Eco acid (link below) for the preparation work, as it is designed to be left to work but as it will run off you will need to reapply.

Eco Acid [profiler] (EA)
Drew Palin

Concrete waterproofer

This question was asked by
Andrew Morris

We have cast a garage base 2 weeks ago alas labourer forgot admixture so looking for a penetrating concrete sealer as a waterproofer from rising damp, therefore can you recommend any of your sealers to fill the voids ?

Pretty much any of the sealers will help to stop damp, I have put links to 2 different products, the first is our most popular solvent based sealer for concrete surfaces, the second is a water based based option (no harmful chemicals or strong smell).

Either will be fine to use.

Block Paving & Imprinted Concrete Sealer SP (BPCSP)

Water Based Sealer Gloss (WB34)

Drew Palin