EASYSeal Sandstone Enhancer and Sealer – 5 Litres
Put life into your patios, paths and driveways
A simple to use PROFESSIONAL GRADE water based, non-solvent, solution which enriches, boosts and enhances the natural colour of your Sandstone paving without giving it a false shiny finish. Whilst Sandstone Sealer and Enhancer has been design specifically for sandstone it is suitable for sealing and enhancing other types of natural stone. When looking to seal and enhancer slate or limestone we suggest you use our EASYSeal Slate and Limestone which has been designed for less porous stone.
The clever formulation is designed to give a constant, vibrant appearance all across the paving. As a bonus, EASYSeal Sandstone Sealer Enhancer also provides a good level of protection for the paving.
We’ve improved our Colour Enhancer from a 1 litre concentrate to a new ‘ready to use’ 5 litre formula.
It’s designed for Sandstone but also suitable for most types of natural stone.
The replacement product for Colour enhancer and it suitable for most types of natural stone
Natural stone varies in levels of porosity, therefore on more porous stone or uneven surfaces the coverage will be less and more product will be required. For less porous stone, such as slate and limestone use our EASYSeal Slate and Limestone sealer and enhancer. EASYSeal Sandstone Sealer & Enhancer is for more porous natural stone.
Up to 25m²
Natural stone varies in levels of porosity, therefore on more porous stone the coverage will be less and more product will be required. Adding more coats will increase the effect and provide a higher level of protection. For even greater colour enrichment apply a 3rd coat before the 2nd is dry. Applying additional coats to the sandstone when the previous coat is completely dry may result in pooling and a patchy finish. Do not apply more than 3 coats. The final result will simply be an exaggeration of the natural stone colours in their natural state. The full curing process takes up to 24 hours – longer in cold conditions.
- Easy to use
- Designed for Sandstone but also suitable for other natural stone
- Professional grade with protective ingredients built in
- Enriches and enhances the natural stone colour
- No false shiny finish
- Resists staining, a good oil and water repellent
Brief usage instructions
- Shake well before use
- Always test a small area before use to ensure compatibility and that the finished result is acceptable
- Surface should be clean, dry and free from mould, algae and efflorescence before applying to the sandstone
- This product is not suitable if surfaces have been treated previously with a silicon or stearate based water repellent
- Do not pour the product directly on to the surface of the paving
- Do not use in wet weather of if rain is forecast within 4 hours of application
- Not suitable for non-porous surfaces
- Keep pets away until surface is fully dry
- Best applied if the surface temperature is between 10 degrees C and 30 degrees C
- Ensure footwear is clean or wear protectors to avoid contamination of the stone
- Clean tools and other equipment with warm soapy water
- Apply generous even coats with a long pile roller to the natural stone at a coverage rate of 4-5m2 per litre. Do not allow the product to pool or the final appearance may not be even in colour on the paving to be enhanced and sealed
- Apply a second coat whilst the sandstone remains damp from the first coat. Timing depends on temperatures and the type of stone* (This sealer enhancer is suitable for most types of natural stone).
Once 2nd coat has been applied do not walk or drive on the coated area for 4 hours after application
*The formulation is designed for a 2 coat application. Adding more coats will increase the effect and provide a higher level of protection. For an even greater colour enrichment apply a 3rd coat to the natural stone but before the 2nd is dry. Applying additional coats to the paving when the previous coat is completely dry may result in pooling and a patchy finish. Do not apply more than 3 coats to the surface of the paving. The final result will simply be an exaggeration of the sandstone or natural stone colours in their natural state. The full curing process takes up to 24 hours – longer in cold conditions.
You have eight products in your range, what makes them different?
We have a sealer comparison chart that explains at a glance what the main features of each sealer does. Each sealer has been designed to make the job of sealing easier, quicker or both.
I would like to seal my blocked paved driveway, what is the best product for this?
Ideally you should buy BCS (Block and contract), it contains a sand binder and will water proof the whole area, it is also very hard wearing. You could also consider Contract which does a similar job but in a different way, it is cheaper than BCS but will not wear as well, BCS also contains more sand binder than contract.
Have you got a sealer that will still allow the stone to breathe and won’t leave a shiny, or enhanced surface?
Yes, there is a choice of sealers. Our basic sealer is SSP, it’s very good and the most popular sealer in our range. Then there is EASYSeal Ultimate, it contains an added formula ‘Dirt Defence’ which gives the seal an added strength, that makes it harder wearing, it is also water based.
I am about to get my patio cleaned but it is looking dull, I understand you have a sealer that enhances the stone is that right?
Yes, we have two excellent colour enhancers that also seal your paving, these are suitable for most types of natural stone and have been specifically designed to treat and protect Slate, limestone and sandstone. EASYSeal Sandstone Sealer Enhancer and EASYSeal Slate & Limestone Sealer Enhancer – both are designed to impregnate the surface bringing out the natural colour and patterns in the natural stone. By incorporating the sealing and enhancing process, in one application, we have made your job easier and quicker. Unlike most other sealers, our EASYSealers can be used before jointing paving, because they are water based sealers and allow natural stone to breathe thus allowing salts and efflorescence to pass freely through the natural stone paving and wash away from the surface. Beware other sealers that can’t be applied for up to six months and can trap the salts under the surface of the sealer, leaving a horrible milky finish!
I have an exposed wall that takes an age to dry out after it rains, will your sealers work on it?
The product you need is Water Seal Plus, it contains a formula that will not only seal the brickwork preventing further penetration it actually allows trapped water within the bricks to exit. As a result it may actually increase the thermal properties of your home.
I am about to lay a new patio down, when should I seal the paving?
Where ever possible seal the paving before you joint it, the advantages are two fold, not only will you be able to seal the top and sides of the stone, giving it better protection, you will also note that it is not recommended that the paving is sealed for 4 weeks after using EASYjoint. For particularly sensitive stone such as Granite, Black Limestone & Modak we recommend all six sides of the stone are sealed. It is possible for contaminants to be drawn from the sub base into the stone and to the surface.
I have a patio that was sealed several years ago and it looks like there are trapped deposits between the stone surface and sealer. What can I do?
The old sealer that was used can’t have allowed the stone to ‘breathe’ and has trapped salt deposits under the surface of the sealer. Often salts are released from natural stone, normally within 6 months of laying new stone. Firstly you will need to remove the old sealer, you can do this with EASYCare sealer remover to expose the natural stone, it can then be cleaned and re-sealed using a sealer from the EASYSeal range: EASYSeal SSP, Ultimate, Enhancer or Slate & Lime Sealer Enhancer all allow stone to breathe and will not trap salt deposits – thus avoiding those unsightly white stains. If the efflorescence is difficult to remove use EASY Efflorescence Destroyer before sealing it.
Note: Not all white deposits are Efflorescence, for hard calcium deposits you will need to use EASY Mortar Stain and Calcium Rem
For any further information please do contact us via email or our helpline, also the online chat.