Brick patio pavers are versatile and come in many colors, sizes, shapes, and designs, making them an excellent choice for your landscape design and improving curb appeal. However, over time, the color will begin to fade and lose its appeal. Below are a few simple tips for updating your home’s worn-out patio pavers before seeking out new patio pavers installation.
Cleaning Your Pavers
Just like the rest of your home, you need to keep your patio pavers clean, which reduces wear and tear. This includes sweeping, mopping, and removing debris. If you decide to clean your patio pavers yourself, we recommend using a non-acidic multipurpose cleaning solution that’s gentle on surfaces.
An acrylic-based semitransparent stain is another way to bring life to your old patio pavers. It’s easy to apply the stain on your own—as easy as painting a wall. All you need is a brush, roller, or deck sprayer and some gloves. It’s important to remember to wash the patio first to get rid of any accumulated dirt, grime, or grease. Once it’s dry, you can apply the stain.
Seal Concrete Pavers
To protect your concrete patio pavers from even more wear and tear, stains, grime, and discoloration, you need high-quality paver sealing. Even if you have sealed your pavers when you first installed them, you need to reseal them every five years or so. If you experience intense weathering or heavy foot traffic, you may have to reseal your patio pavers even sooner.
Wet Sealer for Old Pavers
If you don’t want to replace your old pavers, but still want to bring out the original colors, then a wet-look sealer is a good choice. A wet look sealer or a solvent-based sealer makes the faded pavers look wet, which brings out their colors to make them look newer once again.
If You Replace Your Pavers
Eventually, you will need to replace your patio pavers. In that case, you’ll want to learn how to protect your investment from the sun and from other weather elements. An invisible sealer protects the pavers but doesn’t change their appearance. Meanwhile, a wet look sealer protects them while making it look as though it has just rained. Your paver installation company will be able to give you more tips for caring for your new pavers.
Choosing the right paver sealer for your home restores color and enhances the look of your patio pavers. Take care of your pavers, and when you’re ready for a new look, talk to a paver installation company in your area.