Category Archives: FAQs

Sealant

This question was asked by
PAULINE HOYLES

To mix the adgrip with the sealant my husband wants to know if it can be mixed in a plastic trough.?

If by plastic trough you mean a roller bucket then yes, if you mean something like a planter then no,

The solvent in the sealer can melt some plastics.

The Adgrip does mix pretty easily all you need to do is add it to the drum and either up end it a few times or roll it around on the grass a few times, if the can is stood for 5-10 mins you will need to give it a quick mix again.

Drew Palin

Staining a new driveway

This question was asked by
Mrs Vanessa J Warren

We have just had a driveway done and the flags are too light in colour (I like them when they are wet!) Looking to darken them up in a grey but need to know exact colour and maybe try them out first (I have spare flags to test on)

If the flags look ok when they are wet then all you need to do is apply a sealer, this will leave the flags looking like they do when they are wet and it will protect them from stains and general wear and tear.

I have linked a couple of products below (you didn’t say if they were concrete or natural stone flags) the first one is for concrete surfaces and the second is for stone.

Block Paving & Imprinted Concrete Sealer SP (BPCSP)

Stone & Slate Protector (SSP)

Drew Palin

Endura Faux Fusion

This question was asked by
gary heavisides

I am interested in using this product and was wondering what is the best way to apply this product, I noticed that you sell special brushes to apply stains but I wanted to know if you can apply Endura Faux Fusion with a roller, also does it need to be sealed after application?

The Endura can be applied by brush, roller or sprayer, and yes it does need sealing after, ideally with the water based sealer

Water Based Sealer Matt (WB25)

Water Based Sealer Gloss (WB34)

Drew Palin

Best sealant for Indian Stone?

This question was asked by
Alan Buxton

which sealant is best for indian Stone solvent based or water based?

It all depends on how you want the sealed paving to look, a solvent based sealer will enhance the colours and leave the paving looking like it does when it is damp, whereas the water based sealer will leave the paving looking more like it does when the paving is dry.

Drew Palin

Sealing Porcelain tiles

This question was asked by
Ryan

Hi, I’m looking at buying some of the gloss finish sealer from you. Can you advise me on a few things please. 1, can this be applied to External Porcelain tiles? 2, what’s the best way to apply this? & 3, what’s the coverage of the a 5 liter tin? Questions 2 & 3 are probably on you site somewhere but if it’s not in big letters I’ll never find it! Apologies.

Thanks for your help.

If you are wanting a gloss finish on external tiles I would recommend using out High gloss PU (link below), Porcelain can be tricky to get sealers to adhere to, especially if they are glazed which is why I suggest the PU as this has very good adhesion properties.

High Gloss PU (HGPU)

Drew Palin

Preparation and sealing of block pave drive

This question was asked by
Paul Hodgetts

I have a large drive that I jet wash each year however each year the drive needs to be re-done as the blocks are becoming more discoloured and have moss around them. can you recommend a sealant I should apply to improve the finish of the drive, reduce the discolouring and keep the moss at bay?

Most people don’t realise that jet washing paving regular is very bad for the surface, jet washing accelerates wear effectively reducing the lift span of the paving, as well as this is makes the surface rougher which is better for moss and algae, allowing them to get a better hold on the surface and finally, jet washing when the sand isn’t sealed can remove too much sand and over time will start to affect the sub base which can cause the block to become unseated and become unstable.

I always recommend the people seal their paving as it helps to reduce the moss and algae build up and protects the surface which means it will last much longer before it needs to be replaced.

The sealer I always use and recommend for block paving is our Block paving and imprinted concrete SP sealer (link below), this sealer will give you the best protection and give the best finish.

Block Paving & Imprinted Concrete Sealer SP (BPCSP)

Drew Palin

Internal wall Sealant

This question was asked by
Vivien Gillies

I have uncovered a stone wall inside my house. The stone needs sealed to stop dust but it is also dull looking. What would be the best product of yours to use? I would prefer a gloss finish to a Matt finish. As it’s an internal wall I understand it needs to be able to breathe or damp becomes an issue. Please can you advise?

For an Internal wall I would recommend using our Water based sealer (link below), it is safe to work with when applying it to a vertical surface and it has very little odour so wont smell the house out.

Water Based Sealer Gloss (WB34)

Drew Palin

Indian Stone Sealer

This question was asked by
Ian Sutcliffe

l have had a patio laid two years ago with Indian stone and didn’t realise how easily it stained. I am going to clean it this spring and would like to see if l can protect it with a sealer but not darken the colour if possible, could you please advise, approximately 85 square meters area,

As you are looking to keep the paving looking as it does when it is dry I would recommend the Water based Matt sealer (link below) this will have very little effect on the appearance but will offer a good amount of protection for the stone.

Water Based Sealer Matt (WB25)

Drew Palin

Stain or Paint my driveway ?

This question was asked by
Ron Turnbull

In April or May I want to paint or stain my driveway which looks bland.
Would take 10 – 12K to replace :-((
The house was built back in 1971 and the driveway is concrete but has a rough “tamped rough finish”.
I hear conflicting info regarding painting or staining the concrete.
Can you advise me – should I paint or stain ?
There are 2 cars sitting on the driveway.
Can you recommend a product of yours that would be best suited and how best to apply it.

I would forget about painting, the paint will start to wear off after a few months.

Staining on the other hand (as long as the prep is done correctly) soaks into the concrete to form a permanent bond.

I would suggest using the Solid colour stain (link below) as this is the quickest and easiest way to brighten up tired looking concrete.

For Prep, mixing and application please review the videos section on the site.

Solid Colour Stain (SOLID)

Drew Palin

concrete staining

This question was asked by
Meriem

I would like to acid stain a concrete floor that has been grounded with 200 grit pads and densified, will the adseals smart color dye work on the concrete?

For the Smartcolour stains to work properly the concrete need to be porous enough for the stain to soak in. Please look at the videos section on www.adsealcolours.co.uk, the last video shows you what you need to look for in regards to the prep.

Drew Palin