Unlike most other sealants, the water based Pavetuf Invisible and Satin Sealants are unique and fully breathable, allowing efflorescence to escape, whilst preserving the look of the paving and acting as a barrier to protect it against staining. The Pavetuf Invisible and Satin Sealants can be applied as soon as the patio/path/driveway is completed.
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:
- Natural stone
- Artificial stone