Sealing Bluestone Pavers
When sealing Bluestone pavers or tiles, do not use hydrochloric acid to clean. When using coloured grout, always pre-seal the tiles prior to grouting, to minimise colour leaching into the tile. Sealing also reduces mineralisation in the stone (occasional iron pyrite reacting with water).
Sealing stone has many advantages, it provides protection from stains, facilitates easy clean up, reduces the effects from chemical attack and can enhance the beauty of the stone. Sealing stone can extend its life and as well reduces the effects of oxidisation by reducing the movement of water through the stone.
There are two main types of sealers, the first is an invisible penetrating type, which leaves the stone with a natural look. The second enhances the colours within the stone. The price of the sealers varies considerably according to its longevity and its application. For this reason, we always suggest seeking professional advice before making the final selection.
We always suggest sealing natural stone around a swimming pool coping, this is because swimming pools can contain salts and other chemicals, which can leach into the surrounding areas. There are different types of sealers for various applications.
Natural Stone Sealers
At Edwards Slate & Stone we stock two different brands of professional stone sealers. This means we can help you make your final decision based on, application, aesthetic finish, longevity and budget.
Dry Treat Sealers
Dry Treat is backed with a 15 year warranty. It includes a very good quality penetrating sealer for pool surrounds as it protects stone from chemical attack.
Tasman Chemicals Sealers
Tasman provides a range of quality sealers that are more budget orientated.