Feb 22, 2018 8:56 am
Not sure if this is the best spot, but ...
I'm always having trouble with our sandstone pavers around the outside of our pool - ie the deck area. We have a sandy base/soil around us with this black ingredient. In wind the sandstone seems to suck it up.
I'm constantly cleaning it - gurney etc. I'd like something that is easy to wash off - with a hose perhaps.
Does anyone have a solution - no pun intended.
I've even thought of painting over them - if I could find the right paint/cover.
Re: Pool Surrounds - Pavers - Update etc5
Feb 25, 2018 10:59 am
I just had this awesome thought - I could gurney the pavers and then seal them myself !
I have a gurney - a real gurney ...
I guess Bunnings would have the sealant.
Should I also lacquer the top though - would it be needed ?
Re: Pool Surrounds - Pavers - Update etc7
Mar 17, 2018 12:47 pm
Not sure anyone read this, but ...
I ended up getting a local company to deep clean the sandstone pavers - quite powerful gurney and some chemical stuff. Really brought them back to a good look. Their machine left my electric gurney for dead. Even on a low setting. They were worried they might "hurt" the stone.
Then I did the seal. Bought the Crommelin from Bunnings - too much as it happened (hope I can return one tin) - and spread it on fairly liberally. As it'd been raining for weeks I had to wait for the right time. AND - I needed 24 hours of sun to make sure it dried properly. Probably need 24 hours either side of the application. It does do about 3 sq mts a litre.
Well - the day came - the rain had stopped and I gave it all a clean to get little bits of crap off. This dried pretty well and put on first coat. Then about an hour later the second - again fairly liberally. The stone gobbled it up. Second coat was taken in a bit slower.
Pavers look awesome now. Almost like new - if I can remember back to then. I did spill some water on this morning and it "pooled" like on a car wax. It says its not water proof but clearly does repel. I hope it does make it easier to keep them clean now. I'll do a good wash off at least every month now - or sooner - depending on the weather.
(I thought I'd stuffed it at the start - when I opened the tub it was a milky white substance - I thought it would be clear for some reason. When applied it sat on the surface like milk for a few minutes - but very quickly disappeared. Second coat went on much easier.)
Happy to answer questions if anyone is looking at this.
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