Lesser quality and cheaper sealants on the market cannot be applied in this way, as most are not breathable and will lock in the efflorescence which needs to escape from the stone after installation. Trapped efflorescence will create marking and future problems. Most sealer manufacturers therefore recommend a 3 month waiting time from the stone being installed to application of their sealant. Within those 3 months, the stone is exposed to all of the elements and other potential risks i.e. leaves, birds, pets, red wine spillage. The risk is minimised if you apply the Pavetuf Sealant immediately after the patio is completed, so the potential for problems is minimised. As the Pavetuf product penetrates deeply into the stone it starts to work immediately and provides protection for up to 8 years, unlike other sealants that only guarantee 12 months protection.
You can use Pavetuf Sealants on paths, drives and patios of the following materials:
Both of the sealants are exterior anti-stain treatments that are water and oil repellent and provide total protection for all porous paths, drives and patios.
The main difference between the two products is the aesthetic finished look it gives to the stone, once the sealant has dried and how we recommend you apply it to the stone:
Pavetuf Priming Slurry is a polymer and cementitious slurry, specifically formulated to provide an exceptional bond between a new mortar base and all types of stone and porcelain paving.
An easy to apply sealant that once applied, dries with a natural, almost invisible finish.
An easy to apply sealant that once applied, dries with a satin, enriched look.
The Jointing Mortar is a professional, rapid setting mortar which provides a contemporary and effective finish to paved areas.
An easy to apply all weather Jointing Compound, available in a range of three colours.
After installation, it is common for salt/efflorescence to rise through and sit on the surface of stone paving, causing unsightly white marks. The Salt Eraser is a specific cleaning agent for the removal of salt/ efflorescence from stone paths, drives and patios. As it penetrates deep into the stone, it also prevents the reappearance of salt/efflorescence.
The General Cleaner is a general purpose, everyday use cleaner. We recommend using this product to clean your paved area, prior to using a Pavetuf Sealant.
The Deep Cleaner is a heavy duty and powerful cleaner for stone, clay and concrete paths, drives and patios, perfect for removing stubborn greasy stains. Although tough on dirt, it is kind to and will not damage Pavetuf sealed surfaces.
The Green-Off Cleaner is a powerful and high performance cleaner that removes natural and organic soiling from paths, drives and patios, without damaging Pavetuf sealed surfaces.