Using a Patio Sealer to Maintain the Beauty of Your Outdoor Spaces

Do you have an outdoor space that you need to maintain? Are you looking for information on what a good patio sealer might do for your maintenance needs? If so, then read on. This article will address a few key features of patio sealers, including the different between a topical sealer and a penetrating sealer, the benefits of using them in combination, and how to use them to enhance the appeal of your outdoor spaces. By the end of this article, you’ll be ready to make the decision on what type of sealer you need for your backyard oasis.

Why Use a Sealer?

One of the most important reasons to use a sealer on your outdoor spaces is to preserve them against the damage that sun and weather can cause. You make a large investment in your patio or paving in order to be able to enjoy your time outside. Using a patio sealer will help to maintain and protect them to maximize your enjoyment over the years.

Topical Sealers

Topical sealers are typically used to protect the top layer of your patio or pavers. As a paver sealer, they can do several things. Firstly, they will help keep moisture out of the pavers from rain and weather, which will extend the life of the paver. Secondly, they help to keep stains on the surface, making it easy to maintain the desired look of the paver. And lastly, they can be used to add a level of shine or decoration through adding a color or flake to the sealer.

Penetrating Sealers

Penetrating sealers are used primarily to maintain and extend the life of your patio, brick or paver. They work by penetrating into the material and bonding with them. This has the effect of adding a level of strength to your stone work, and also helps to moisture out, just as the topical sealers do.

This type of sealer also helps to protect against efflorescence, or the depositing of salts on the surface of the stone. While this isn’t a particularly damaging happening, it does have the effect of marring the look of the paving. Penetrating Sealers also help protect any outdoor grout work as well.

The Benefits of Using Both Types of Sealers

Both types of sealers can be used as a brick sealer or paver sealer. And the benefits of using both together are that you can get the best level of protection against the elements from using both at the same time, while enhancing the decorative appeal of your paving with the use of the topical sealer.


Now you know some of the benefits of using a sealer on your outdoor flooring and paving, and you know what different types of sealants are able to provide in terms of protection and enhancement of décor. It’s time to take the next step and add a patio sealer to your list of home improvements for this season.


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