Travertine outdoor pavers and tiles - wet look and dry look

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Colin

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Travertine outdoor pavers and tiles - wet look and dry look
« on: January 28, 2013, 08:36:28 AM »
Hi there.

Can you please advise regarding sealers for Travertine.

We have an outdoor area with travertine pavers (very light coloured) and are looking at a wet look sealer to bring out the subtle colour variations. We have about 40sqm to cover.

We also have a balcony area of 45sqm, and require a sealer (dry look) for this area.

Can you please advise - we are in Sydney.

Thanks


Colin

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Re: Travertine outdoor pavers and tiles - wet look and dry look
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013, 08:48:43 AM »
Hi Colin,
In order to achieve colour variations in your travertine please see our FULL solvent Natural Stone Enhancer:
http://cswcoatings.com/au/natural-stone-sealer-enhancer/
There are more cost effective solutions available but none that will present the same level of desired "wet look".
For your balcony, any of the penetrating sealers here:
http://cswcoatings.com/au/premium-architectural-grade-travertine-sealer-protection-products/
will dry to a "natural look" as requested.
Any more questions please feel free to ask.

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Colin Bulloch

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Re: Travertine outdoor pavers and tiles - wet look and dry look
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2013, 07:05:39 AM »
Thanks for your reply.

I am thinking that I might use your solvent based product for both surfaces. The outdoor balcony area is travertine tile that has been grout filled. Does this sound appropriate. I think the wet look would look good out there as well. My only concern is whether this sealer will be slightly slippery when wet.

And furthermore, do you think 15 litres will be sufficient for about two coats across 85sqm.

Thanks again


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Re: Travertine outdoor pavers and tiles - wet look and dry look
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2013, 07:48:19 AM »
Yes your concern is correct as solvent topicals can tend to get slippery when wet. It is for this reason (well one reason anyway) that penetrating sealers exist. Due to the fact that they reside slightly below the surface there is no "film" to slip on.
If still interested in the topical then an estimate of 15L for 2 coats at 85sqm should just make it!

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Colin Bulloch

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Re: Travertine outdoor pavers and tiles - wet look and dry look
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2013, 08:39:25 AM »
Hi there Tex,

Can you please advise whether there are any specific pointers you can give me when I am applying. These are new pavers and tiles layed in the previous month. I intended to to run the high pressure cleaner over them before applying.

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Re: Travertine outdoor pavers and tiles - wet look and dry look
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2013, 08:55:56 AM »
Please see:
http://cswcoatings.com/au/sealer-preparation/
for Surface Preparation.
As far as application is concerned, the main point to remember is more is NOT better ...especially with enhancers! Product must be applied in very fine coats and preferably with hand sprayer to large areas.
Being a penetrating sealer, it must not be allowed to dry on surface and any residue remaining on surface must be wiped away!
Application directions are off course also provided on product.
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Re: Travertine outdoor pavers and tiles - wet look and dry look
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2015, 05:45:45 AM »
Will the "wet look" sealer also be slip resistant and also prevent the water from a salt water pool from doing damage?
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Re: Travertine outdoor pavers and tiles - wet look and dry look
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2015, 10:53:58 AM »
Hi Bill,
apologies this is an edit as we were referring to a different product.
Yes, that is correct. The "wet look" penetrating sealer enhancer if applied according to directions does not alter the coefficient of friction meaning the substrate will be quite similar before as is after the seal.
The term slip resistant though usually suggests a textured coating which we would not recommend around a pool surround.
Any more questions please do not hesitate to ask.

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Re: Travertine outdoor pavers and tiles - wet look and dry look
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2016, 11:32:51 AM »
Hi there.

Can you please advise regarding sealers for Travertine.

We have an outdoor area with travertine pavers (very light coloured) and are looking at a wet look sealer to bring out the subtle colour variations. We have about 40sqm to cover.

We also have a balcony area of 45sqm, and require a sealer (dry look) for this area.

Can you please advise - we are in Sydney.

Thanks


Colin
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Re: Travertine outdoor pavers and tiles - wet look and dry look
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2016, 11:59:33 AM »
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are looking at a wet look sealer to bring out the subtle colour variations.
One option that may be applicable is an Enhancer like:
https://cswcoatings.com.au/natural-stone-sealer-enhancer/
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We also have a balcony area of 45sqm, and require a sealer (dry look) for this area.
Any of the water based penetrating sealers here may be applicable:
https://cswcoatings.com.au/premium-architectural-grade-travertine-sealer-protection-products/