Failed Paver Sealer Advice

HighTide

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A client of mine sealed there own brick paver driveway two weeks ago and used the sealer shown in the picture. The sealer was rolled and brushed on by the homeowner. The next day, the entire driveway was cloudy white and no longer a beautiful red brick. They ran out of sealer with one small section left un-sealed (in pic #4). I haven't tried to remove a sample section yet but wanted to ask if any of you had any experience with a failure like this. Thanks!
 

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snagtooth

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Dealing with a major pain in the ass sealer job of my own right now. See here for my thread (not updated since the job really went south). I used a water born acrylic similar to what you are showing, seen Here (BASF, Kure n seal WB). Totally clouded up, my issue was moisture and temperature so I re-chem stripped the whole thing. Today I put down a solvent based acrylic seen here (Absolute Concrete, 15% overlay flash sealer) and the whole thing turned white and flaked off bad. Now they are telling me it is a moisture in the slab issue (after I called and talked to an employee this am about the slab being moist and he gave me the green light). So a couple of options for you....What kind of weather are you having? The water born acrylics, some claim they will clear with time. The BASF one that I used originally says that when applied at 40-50 degrees F it will stay cloudy white until heated up properly. If that's not an option I would say you need to do a chemical strip and start over, use a solvent based sealer, make sure it's completely dry. Hope that helps a little. I'm in the same boat at least yours is on the homeowner, mine is all on my back and its a commercial property (hotel) with high traffic. The pleasures of working for yourself:killingme:

First pic is the waterborn acrylic (BASF, Kure n seal WB), second pic is the solvent based acrylic (Absolute Concrete, 15% overlay flash sealer)

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snagtooth

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Also, with the solvent based sealers there is a chance you can re-emulsify the sealer using a base solvent and get rid of the cloudyness. I don't know of any option such as this with the water born sealers. The stripper I used for the water born is called Superstrip, they sell it at Sherwin Williams and Ace Hardware here locally (Oregon). Cost is $32 per gallon, coverage is only 100 sqft. per gallon. I squegeed it on, you have to leave it thick or it doesn't work well. Then pressure wash off, perferably with vac recovery but I didn't have much luck without using full heat and a turbo nozzle. Huge f*#k'n pain in the ass.
 
A customers drive was sealed with Luster Seal in January. It turned white but when wet it looked good. I tried xylene on it first and it did not help. It has before. We used Soy Gel to strip it. When we have a warm day we will seal it again. It is a stamped concrete drive.
 
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bimatmpmet

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Dealing with a major pain in the ass sealer job of my own right now. See here for my thread (not updated since the job really went south). I used a water born acrylic similar to what you are showing, seen Here (BASF, Kure n seal WB). Totally clouded up, my issue was moisture and temperature so I re-chem stripped the whole thing. Today I put down a solvent based acrylic seen here (Absolute Concrete, 15% overlay flash sealer) and the whole thing turned white and flaked off bad. Now they are telling me it is a moisture in the slab issue (after I called and talked to an employee this am about the slab being moist and he gave me the green light). So a couple of options for you....What kind of weather are you having? The water born acrylics, some claim they will clear with time. The BASF one that I used originally says that when applied at 40-50 degrees F it will stay cloudy white until heated up properly. If that's not an option I would say you need to do a chemical strip and start over, use a solvent based sealer, make sure it's completely dry. Hope that helps a little. I'm in the same boat at least yours is on the homeowner, mine is all on my back and its a commercial property (hotel) with high traffic. The pleasures of working for yourself:killingme:

First pic is the waterborn acrylic (BASF, Kure n seal WB), second pic is the solvent based acrylic (Absolute Concrete, 15% overlay flash sealer)
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Has anyone had this done? Did you do it yourself, what product did you use? Did you use a Contractor, who, and how much? Mine aren't that old and they already look horrible. Thanks!

 
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