What types of sealers are there?
A topical sealer or coating sealer forms a protective barrier on top of grout and tile, rather than under the surface. Coating sealers are also polymers dissolved in water or solvent; the liquid evaporates away to leave the barrier of polymer behind. If you need a sealant that is specifically designed for stone, Whyte’s has developed natural stone topical sealers. These protect against water blotching, scuffing and black heel marks.
Enhancing sealers are designed to highlight the natural characteristics of a surface, without leaving behind a gloss or shine. The molecules of the formula fill in any gaps in the stone, tile or grout, while the rest is simply wiped away. Because it doesn’t add any extra shine, natural stone enhancing sealers are popular for porcelain, dense granite, and of course, fine stone.
Solvent Based Sealer:
A solvent cleaner is ideal for creating a wet look for your surface, and enhances the colours of your tiles or pavers. Also known as ‘acrylic’ or ‘wet look’, these are the perfect choice for finishing exposed aggregate or stone pavers. There are even options which penetrate into the surface to ensure it doesn’t become slippery when wet, the best choice for the pavement or tiles around swimming pools.
Whether you need a natural stone sealer, concrete, pavers or even a grout sealer, we are confident we have the product to suit your task! Contact us for expert advice if you’re still unsure.