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All About The Different Types of Paver Sealers

DIY Paver Brochure | Sealing Pavers

When you put in a lot of time, money and effort to make something beautiful, it is only natural for you to want to preserve its beauty. It’s no different when we talk about pavers.

No matter what your paver is made from it has been designed to look great. From the moment the last one is laid, all the way through to the millionth time you walk or drive across it, you want them to keep looking great.

That’s where paver sealers come in, as they play an important role in making sure the hard work that’s been put into laying the pavers is not wasted and your pavers are kept looking as good as new.

DIY Paver Brochure | Sealing Pavers

Reasons To Seal Your Pavers

There are several good reasons to seal your pavers. For one, it ensures that the surface covering lasts for a very long time. Since they are constantly exposed to the elements, they will need regular cleaning, protection and maintenance.

Sealing pavers assists in safeguarding the pavers from the damage it faces from weathering, grime, mould and dirt. It helps repel particles that may stain the surface like oil, red wine and whatever you end up throwing at it. It prevents weeds, moss and grass from growing in joints whilst deterring for ants and insects.

Some sealers create a protective finish that enhances the colour and texture of pavers, whilst other sealers offer a natural, unaltered appearance.

Paver sealer is the most effective way to keep your paving clean. There are a number of good quality sealers available in the market which have a life span of 8 – 12 years.

Ideally, you should seal the pavers as soon as the project is completed. However, Australian Paving Centre has cleaned and sealed pavers that are already 10 years old with brilliant results that make them look as good as new.

Keep in mind that there are many types of sealers and your local APC store can advise the best and most suitable sealers for your paving product.

Penetrating Paver Sealers

Penetrating Paver Sealers offer the best defence against water encroachment, chemicals, and the formation of efflorescence. Some also help to prevent and eliminate corrosion or salt attack.

It is easy to apply and gives off an invisible or natural-look finish. Additionally, it makes paver cleaning and maintenance easier.

This type of sealer is recommended for concrete or clay pavers as well as concrete permeable pavers.

Natural Type Sealers

Natural Type Sealers are of premium quality and protects pavers from weed growth and preserves its natural beauty. It forms a hydrophobic barrier within the pores. It will only be detectable once you pour the liquid onto the surface of the paver. When this happens, you will see the water bead off the surface.

Kemcote Gloss

A clear gloss ‘wet look’ hard-wearing, solvent based coating that highlights colour, seals and protects porous surfaces and slate. Not to be used around pools or constantly damp situations.


  • Long lasting – tests have shown years of dependable protection
  • Seals surface from moisture and protects surface from atmospheric chemical attack
  • Will not darken or yellow with age
  • May be recoated at any time

Recommended Applications

Kemcote Gloss is recommended for use on architectural features and porous flooring stone. Seals and protects, slate, brick and concrete surfaces.

Micro Sealer

Micro Sealer is a clear sealer for protecting polished porcelain, stoneware and unpolished natural stone surfaces from moisture and helps reduce staining.


  • Long lasting (up to 5 years)
  • Quick acting – will repel water in 2-4 hours
  • Seals and protects the surface from moisture and helps reduce staining
  • Apply with mohair roller (any excess must be removed with a cloth)

Recommended Applications

Apply to polished and unpolished natural stone and polished porcelain to protect from moisture and helps reduce staining.

Natural Sealer

Natural Sealer is a clear solvent based sealer that penetrates deep into concrete and masonry surfaces that doesn’t change the appearance.


  • Long lasting (up to 5 years)
  • Quick acting – will repel water in approx. 2 hours
  • Seals surface from moisture and protects surface from atmospheric chemical attack
  • Can be applied with low pressure sprayer

Recommended Applications

Apply to concrete, bricks, stone, porous unglazed tiles and masonry surfaces to preserve its original appearance.

Revive and seal

Revive and Seal is a penetrating sealer for porous concrete, brick, tiles and stone, and highlights the substrate colour and seals with a matt finish.


  • Long lasting (up to 5 years)
  • Highlights the colour in the substrate
  • Seals surface from atmospheric and chemical attack
  • UV resistant
  • Apply with mohair roller
  • Allows moisture vapour transmission

Recommended Applications

Unsealed, porous stone, tiles, grout, concrete, pavers, brick and mortar where the colour in the substrate is to be highlighted and sealed.

Your Sealed Pavers

Sealing pavers is a great solution in having your old, weathered, existing paving restored and looking beautiful! We understand that it may seem confusing with all the choices available. What matters, though, is for you to be informed of the uses and specifications of the paver sealers so you can select the perfect one for you.

Call us or visit your local APC store so our helpful staff can help recommend the best and most suitable sealer for your pavers.

Visit us at APC to pick up a free sample!

Or, send us a product enquiry or request a quote online