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What is the best paver sealer that gives u a wet look. Is water based sealer easier to use than acrylic using a garden sprayer

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The most important "quality" of any sealer is the "% solids", especially for a longer lasting "wet look".

The % solids will be listed on the label (looks like the nutrition label on foods). We used to do extensive testing on many concrete sealers and coatings. A good penetrating sealer, applied in multiple coats, with a high % solids content, will be your best bet for what you desire.



PS: Most of the very well know names you see at Home Depot & Lowes are some of the lowest quality sealers on the market, and have very low % solids in them. One starts with the letter T (cough, cough).

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Try Home Depot, Lowe's. They have s variety of sealers. If they don't supply what your looking for, they will give you suggestions on where to go.

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