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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

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

Lightening up Imprint paving

This question was asked by
E.McKone

I have very dark almost black imprint and I hate it, can i make it lighter

Yes it is possible to make dark paving light,

First you would need to remove the sealer from the surface using the Easy strip (link below).

Once this has been done you need to jet wash the surface, then, when dry apply the Eco acid solution to profile the surface to ensure it is porous enough for the stain to soak in, there is a video on the website explaining this,

Next when it is dry (90% dry is fine) you can apply the Solid colour stain using the applicator brush following the instructions (included in the box and there is a video on the site).

If you are happy with the colour you can stop there.

If you want the 2 tone/antiqued effect of imprint concrete you can achieve this by using a darker Smartcolour diluted to 1:6 with water, all you have to do is spray an even coat all over the surface, then as it dries it will settle in the deeper areas to create the effect, as it is drying, if you think it is still to dark on the main surface, misting water over the surface will make more of the colour run off the high spots.

Once it has all dried (ideally 24hrs+) you will need to seal the drive using either the WB25 or WB34.

http://www.adsealcolours.co.uk/EasyStrip-1000-Coating-Remover.html

http://www.adsealcolours.co.uk/Solid-Colour-Stain.html

http://www.adsealcolours.co.uk/Smart-Colour-Stain.html

http://www.adsealcolours.co.uk/Eco-Acid-profiler.html

Drew Palin