Hardening a garage floor

This question was asked by
Grant Wilde

Hi, looking to seal a residential concrete garage floor which is constantly dusting and so soft it can be scratched easily with a metal object or even the sole of my shoes. Ideally it could be applied quickly and easily to half the garage at a time, so I don’t have to pull all the stuff out at once! Would the nano-lithium be suitable? Thanks.

No the Lithium densifier is for use when polishing, it will have little affect on a normal concrete slab.

What you will be best of doing, if you can, give the floor a really good jet washing to remove the loose surface material and then seal the concrete, this will stop the surface from dusting again.

https://www.adseal.co.uk/Block-Paving-and-Imprinted-Concrete-Sealer-SP.html

 

Drew Palin

Concrete sealer for garden ornaments

This question was asked by
Jennifer Morton

Hi, I’m trying to find a concrete sealer I can put over concrete ornaments I’ve made and painted with masonry paint, preferably something that gives uv protection and will be non yellowing and dry with anything from Matt to light sheen, not full gloss, for you sell anything that fits the bill? Many thanks and best wishes Jenny

Hi

As you have use a paint on the concrete I would suggest using a water based sealer rather than a solvent based one as the later could remove the paint.

https://www.adseal.co.uk/Water-Based-Sealer-Matt.html

We have a range of colours designed specifically for colouring concrete, if you are interested please check out www.adsealcolours.co.uk.

Drew Palin

Raj Blend stone sealer

This question was asked by
Parm

i HAVE JUST HAS HAD 100SQM OF RAJ BLEND SANDSTONE LAYED IN THE GARDEN. THE JOB IS COMPLETE AND NOW AM LOOKING TO GET THE PAVING SEALED.

TWO QUESTIONS

WHEN SHOULD I APPLY THE SEALANT AFTER A NEW LAY

WHAT SEALANT COULD BE RECOMMNDED FOR A NATURAL MATT FINSIH AND ONE FOR A WET LOOK.

I HAVE SEEN ON THE PAVING EXPERT SITE THAT Heavy Duty Sealer IS A GOOD OPTION BUT I WANT TO BE SURE.

I have put links below to 3 suitable sealers, The water based one is a matt finish without altering the colour, the Stone and slate will give a matt/satin finish and enhance the colours and the Heavy duty is the same as the Stone and Slate but will give a satin/gloss finish.

You are best to leave it for 3-4 weeks after finishing to allow the mortar to completely dry before applying a sealer.

https://www.adseal.co.uk/Stone-and-Slate-Protector.html

https://www.adseal.co.uk/Water-Based-Sealer-Matt.html

https://www.adseal.co.uk/Heavy-Duty-Sealer.html

Drew Palin

Granite patio impregnator

This question was asked by
Charlie McNicoll

I had a garden patio recently laid with granite slabs.
I want to prevent staining, grease, oil, ink etc but do not want a surface sealer, I need an impregnating sealer that will not require frequent relaying.
I was recommended Advanced HD sealant , but your web site says it gives a surface sheen and I do not want any change to the natural granite appearance.
What would you recommend and can you provide a sample to try on a small area?

Unfortunately what you are asking for, the sealer not to show but last a long time, is kind of an either or situation. Invisible sealers such as you are asking for are more like a stain guard rather than a sealer and as such offers little to no protecting agains wear, so needs regular re-coating, a sealer on the other hand will last years before needing re-coating but will leave a finish to the surface.

I think your best bet might be to try the Water based matt sealer (link below) this will offer the longevity you want with minimal change to the appearance when the stone is dry.

https://www.adseal.co.uk/Water-Based-Sealer-Matt.html

Drew Palin

Resin bound drive resealing.

This question was asked by
Paul Sherratt

Approx. 3years ago I had my drive covered. It looked lovely however the sealant used caused a bubbling effect in a few odd spots.The whole area was re- skimmed. It was never sealed. Can you advise if there is a suitable product available which would be unlikely to cause problems.

I have come across this before, you have to be very, very careful applying a solvent based sealer on resin bound stone, you have to apply several mist coats, if you apply it too thickly you get the problem you had.
Because of this I now always recommend using a water based sealer, because there is no solvent there is no risk off it affecting the Stone.

Water Based Sealer Gloss (WB34)

Drew Palin

Stone sealer

This question was asked by
stephen woodward

If I buy a 25 litre drum and do not use it all , will it stay ok in the drum so could be used when needed doing again or will it go off

As long as the container is closed and it is protected from frost it will keep for a couple of years.

Drew Palin

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

Feedback

This question was asked by
Toni Storer

I would just like to thank you for supplying me “Gloss Finish Sealer” I brought this for my hallway floor to try it as I have tried many of products, as your by far is outstanding and worked. My floor is amazing and shiny and I will be buying more the do my kitchen and diner along with my utility room. Honestly it’s a fantastic product and many thanks.
Your product has transformed my floors.
Kindest Regards & keep up the good work.

Toni Storer

Hi Tony

Thank you for your kind feedback, it is not often that we get positive feedback, if you could send the pics over that would be great.

Thanks again
Drew

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

https://www.adseal.co.uk/Endura-Faux-Fusion.html

https://www.adseal.co.uk/Water-Based-Sealer-Matt.html

https://www.adseal.co.uk/Water-Based-Sealer-Gloss.html

Drew Palin