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Choosing the Best SRW Adhesive for Your Project

Mar 19th, 2015

By SRW Products

This year we announced an exciting new addition to our SRW Adhesive family. We now offer an SRW Rapid-Set Polyurethane Adhesive as well as continue to offer our Superior-Strength Solvent-Based Adhesive in both Regular and ORIGINAL VOC formulas.

Each SRW Adhesive formula is exceptional in delivering a long-lasting bond to a variety of surface materials. So how do you decide which SRW Adhesive you should use on your next project? You’ve come to the right place—below you will find a break down of the strengths of each formula so you can feel confident in your purchase decisions.

Adhesive 2 Formulas

Superior Strength
Solvent-Based Adhesive

 

  • Strongest on the market!
    A solvent-based cure provides the strongest possible bond

 

  • Perfect for wet/frozen materials
    Won’t freeze and extrudes down to 10°F

 

  • 18 month shelf life
    The longest in the industry!

 

  • Available in Regular and ORIGINAL VOC formulas

 

  • High-temperature adhesive suitable for firepits and outdoor kitchens

 

  • Interior/exterior use
    - Retaining walls
    - Pavers & Block
    - Firepits
    - Natural stone
    - Concrete
    - Metal & Wood

Rapid-Set
Polyurethane Adhesive

 

  • Fastest set-up on the market!
    A moisture-based cure ensures a fast but permanent bond

 

  • Works on dry/damp surfaces
    Application surface temps above 32°F

 

  • 1 year shelf life
    Industry standard for polyurethanes

 

  • VOC-compliant in all 50 states and Canada

 

  • High-temperature adhesive suitable for firepits and outdoor kitchens

 

  • Interior/exterior applications
    -Retaining walls
    - Pavers & Brick
    - Firepits
    - Natural stone
    - Pool copings
    - Metal & Wood
    - Foam, Vinyl & PVC

 

 

Buy SRW Products brand with confidence. Ask for SRW Adhesive by name at a dealer near you. Need to find a dealer? No problem—use our handy dealer locator here.

Paver Seal Tips: Wrap it up!

Jun 2nd, 2014

By SRW Products

SRW Products is committed to your success. Follow this post for information about completing your sealing project.

If you have questions, our product managers and customer service specialists are THE BEST in the industry. Call us toll free at 1-800-752-9326.

Allow sealer to fully cure.

Protect newly sealed surface from water and rain for at least 24 hours.

Dry (tack-free): 25 minutes
Foot traffic: 24 hours
Vehicle traffic: 72 hours

(Note: all calculations based on 68°F – 77°F)

SRW Paver Seal — Easy Clean-up!

 Use soap and water for:

Use XY Xylene for:

 

Protect your investment with SRW Products. Ask for it by name wherever you shop for hardscape products and accessories

 

Paver Seal Tips: Choosing the Best Sealer

May 27th, 2014

By SRW Products

SRW Products is committed to your success. Follow this post for information about which sealer to choose.

If you have questions, our product managers and customer service specialists are THE BEST in the industry. Call us toll free at 1-800-752-9326.

What's Your Finish Preference? SRW Products offers options for a natural, matte, or wet look finish.

Do you prefer natural, matte, or wet look? PS Penetrating creates an invisible barrier of protection while LG and HG enhance paver color.

What type of paver will be used? Use this chart to determine the best Paver Seal product for your project.

Follow this chart to determine the best SRW Paver Seal™ product for your type of paver, and consult with the paver manufacturer for further recommendations.

Want to Add Slip Resistance? Add SR Paver Grip to your paver project!
Paver Grip works great next to slippery areas like pools and walkways. Use SR Paver Grip with Paver Seal LG (Low Gloss)HG (High Gloss), or HGX (High Gloss X-treme). Just apply your first coat of sealer as usual, then mix SR Paver Grip into your sealer for the second coat and roll on with a slit foam roller.

 

Protect your investment with SRW Products. Ask for it by name wherever you shop for hardscape products and accessories

 

Paver Seal Tips: Considerations Before Sealing

May 19th, 2014

By SRW Products

SRW Products is committed to your success. Follow this post for tips on getting ready to seal your paver project to ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible. If you have questions, our product managers and customer service specialists are THE BEST in the industry. Call us toll free at 1-800-752-9326.

Allow polysand to set completely

Before sealing, wait at least 28 days after installing polymeric sand to ensure joints are completely dry. Proper compaction is very important for obtaining optimal joint strength. 

Make sure you have the right tools.

Start the project at the highest elevation point. A 2-person application is recommended: one to spray and one to roll. 

Sealer Sprayer

It is important to apply the sealer with a high quality sprayer to ensure an even coat.

Either of our sprayers will work great when using Paver Seal Penetrating (PS), Penetrating X-treme (PSX), and Low Gloss (LG) sealers. Our Hudson Acetone sprayer is recommended for use with Paver Seal High Gloss X-treme VOC (HGX VOC) sealer. Our Hudson Spray Thick sprayer is recommended for use with Paver Seal High Gloss (HG) and High Gloss X-treme (HGX) sealers. Learn more about our sprayers here. 

Slit Foam Roller

Follow the sprayer with a slit foam roller to ensure that the sealer is evenly distributed on the surface. Make sure the sealer doesn’t pool in joints or on the surface.

Use an SRW Slit Foam Roller to ensure the roller remains spongy and won’t compress. It is also an excellent choice for use on textured surfaces, and is recommended for use with any of our SRW sealers.

Consider the forecast.

Recommended temperatures for sealer application is between 50–80°F. Do not apply if rain is in the forecast because sealers must be allowed to dry/cure for 24 hours after application. 

 

Test surface to be sure pavers are dry.

Before applying sealer, it is best to test a small area first to be sure pavers are completely dry. To test the surface, apply a layer of sealer and wait 15 minutes. If sealer remains white, the pavers may still have moisture inside. Allow pavers to dry fully before proceeding with the entire sealer application. 

 

Protect your investment with SRW Products. Ask for it by name wherever you shop for hardscape products and accessories

 

Paver Seal Tips: Prepare the Surface

May 12th, 2014

By SRW Products

SRW Products is committed to your success. If you have questions, our product managers and customer service specialists are THE BEST in the industry. Call us toll free at 1-800-752-9326.

A thorough general cleaning of all your pavers before sealing is key to ensuring the best bond between paver and sealer. Follow this post to find the right product for your pavers. To help ensure your success, we’ve also included some helpful user tips for each product.

White rings before and after SRW Products EF Paver Clean EFFLORESCENCE

This cleaner dissolves efflorescence (white mineral deposits) and polyhaze (white cloudy appearance) to restore natural paver color.

USER TIPS:

  • Ready to use. No need to dilute.
  • Use prior to sealing.
  • Before and after cleaning, rinse vegetation and other surfaces near paver surface.
  • Easy clean-up! Just rinse with water.
  • Use standard watering can for easy application.
  • Wait 24 hours before sealing.

Hazy pavers before and after SRW Products PW Paver Clean PAVER WASH

PAVER WASH is a MUST-USE product for sealer preparation. It tackles ground-in dirt, polyhaze, and efflorescence, then prepares paver surface for best bond with sealer.

USER TIPS:

  • Use prior to sealing to open pores for optimum bond with sealer.
  • Works great on multiple surfaces including pavers, retaining walls, and masonry.
  • Ready to use. No need to dilute.
  • Easy clean-up! Just rinse with water.
  • Use a standard watering can for easy application.
  • Rinse nearby plants before and after application.

 

Protect your investment with SRW Products. Ask for it by name wherever you shop for hardscape products and accessories 

 

Paver Seal Tips: Treat Stubborn Stains First!

May 5th, 2014

By SRW Products

SRW Products is committed to your success. If you have questions, our product managers and customer service specialists are THE BEST in the industry. Call us toll free at 1-800-752-9326.

For the most beautiful results, be sure to clean away dirt and stains before sealing. Follow this post to find the right product for your situation.

Grease stains before and after SRW Products CD Paver Clean CLEANER & DEGREASERThis fast-acting, heavy-duty, concentrated spot cleaner is designed to remove grease, oil, and dirt from pavers.  

USER TIPS:

  • For use on pavers, concrete, masonry, wetcast, and colored/stamped concrete. Can even be used on limestone, bluestone, and granite.
  • Use prior to sealing. For stubborn stains, use at full strength.
  • Easy clean-up! Just rinse with water, then follow with PW Paver Wash general purpose cleaner.
  • Wait at least 28 days for polymeric sand to set up before cleaning.
  • Allow new pavers to cure for 60-90 days before cleaning.

Rust stains before and after SRW Products RE Paver Clean RUST ELIMINATOR

This fast-acting, heavy-duty, concentrated spot cleaner works great on stains left by rusted metal, fertilizer granules and hard water. 

USER TIPS:

  • Wet surface prior to application and keep wet during cleaning.
  • Use on pavers, concrete, and masonry.
  • Use prior to sealing.
  • Easy clean-up! Just rinse with water, then follow with PW Paver Wash general purpose cleaner.
  • Not recommended for sealed surfaces, stamped concrete, or wetcast.

 

Protect your investment with SRW Products. Ask for it by name wherever you shop for hardscape products and accessories

 

Sealing in the Fall

Sep 16th, 2013

By SRW Products

The fall season is possibly the best time of year in which to seal your concrete and pavers in order to clean, enhance, and protect your investment.

Fall is optimal because temperatures are lower, reducing the risk of flashing. Our product managers recommend application when temps are between 50-80 degrees F.  This helps to ensure proper bonding, long life, and the finest look possible. Sealing prior to winter also provides the best protection against chemicals, salt and freeze thaw damage.

Flashing is a process where the solvents or liquid evaporate from the sealer before the acrylics have had adequate time to adhere to the surface being sealed.) If flashing occurs, you would expect to see acrylics become hazy instead of high gloss or a milky appearance over the concrete.

Follow SRW Products Easy 4-step process on the back of each SRW Sealer.

So, go ahead, seal your pavers!
There is no better time than NOW!