Winter Blues

With winter rapidly approaching the windows of opportunity for sealing paving are becoming more and more scarce.

All sealers need good drying weather to cure properly and bond, so as the temperature drops and the days shorten, there are less and less chances to successfully seal paving.

Of all the sealers, solvent based acrylics are the most forgiving in the winter. The solvent, normally Xylene, flashes off at low temperatures and therefore is less dependant on the weather to cure. They will go white in appearance if they come in contact with moisture, but this can normally be remedied with a quick once over with more sealer, or better still, neat Xylene. Always ask advice before carrying out any remedial.

The Tarmac Sealcoats are the least winter friendly as they require temperatures of above 10 degrees centigrade for 24 hours after applying and no moisture for at least 24 hours to cure properly. Incorrectly cured sealer is likely to not bond with the paving and wear off very quickly.

For more advice call us on 0845 676 9703

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