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How to Measure Size in m2:

It is simple to calculate the square metre size of an area.

When measuring rectangular shaped areas. Just multiply the length by the width in metres and you have the answer.

When measuring more complex shapes it is best to divide them into separate rectangles and then add them together to get a total area.

Outdoor Limestone Sealer

Sealing outdoor limestone is essential to ensuring your landscape and surrounds stay in top condition. Outdoor limestone will require little maintenance and last a lifetime when properly sealed and maintained.

A deep penetrating sealant should be applied once the limestone is laid. In areas close to salt water such as around a pool or close to the beach, it may be worth considering dip sealing pavers on all 6 sides in order to reduce the effects of any potential efflorescence.

Does outdoor limestone really need to be sealed?

With so many benefits, you would be crazy not to!

Limestone will vary in hardness and is always porous – if you apply a small amount of water to an unsealed limestone surface it will be absorbed in seconds. The porosity of limestone is also affected by the finish – for example a highly polished limestone is less porous in comparison to limestone with a honed (matte) finish.

Limestone Penetrating Impregnating Sealers

Limestone pavers perform best when sealed for walkways, pool surrounds, courtyards, garden pathways, patios and driveways.

Here is a list of the benefits associated with sealing your outdoor limestone
  • Prevents Stains
  • Prevents discolouration
  • UV Protection against sun damage
  • Preserve the colour
  • Does not alter the coefficients of friction, or slip factor
  • Extends the life of your pavers
  • Reduces mould and algae growth
  • Assists in eliminating the occurrence of efflorescence
  • Protect your Pavers
  • Enhance the look of your limestone with a penetrating colour enhancing sealer
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If your outdoor limestone is sealed, substances do not have the ability to quickly soak into the surface, therefore all you need to do is wipe them as soon as you notice a potential stain.

Australian made penetrating sealers are ideally suited to outdoor limestone.

Limestone is resistant to mould and bacteria, making it a fabulous material to use outdoors, around your pool, or for your patio.

Deep impregnating sealers can be used for all internal and external limestone and are ideal for use in wet rooms and swimming pool surrounds.

Topical sealers should not be used outdoors as they can make the surface dangerously slippery and do not allow moisture in the stone to escape which can lead to erosion.

Limestone Topical sealers

Outdoor limestone is exposed to a range of potential risks;

  • Oil
  • Dirt
  • Rust
  • Grease from the BBQ
  • Moss/Mildew
  • Food/Drinks
  • Sun-cream
  • Fading from the harsh sun
  • Erosion from rain, especially softer materials such as brick and marble
  • Acids (Vinegar (2pH) Coffee (5pH) Orange juice (3pH) Soft drinks (3pH) Beer (4pH))
  • Organic stains caused by direct contact with decomposing organic matter, such as leaves, bird or animal droppings, flowers, tea or coffee.
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Outdoor limestone surfaces are subject to degradation of appearance through moisture, rain, foot traffic, UV rays, chemicals and other impurities such as oil, grease, acids and salt, which results in common problems such as cracking, pitting, spalling, dusting, discolouration, efflorescence and salt damage.

is a premium penetrating sealer that you can use both for interior and exterior limestone tiles. This product penetrates deep in the stone, creating an invisible barrier against water and oil based stains. At the same time, it allows any built up vapour to escape. This product is well known because of its special molecular structure, which makes this sealer more resistant than other products.

  sealing floor of black limestone before and after

How can I get my limestone sealed?

Choose an experienced company with specialised equipment and expertise to correctly seal and maintain your limestone once installed.

It is important to keep your sealed limestone clean, wipe up spills quickly and clean periodically.

Professional cleaning will not only remove surface dirt but draws out dirt deep embedded within the pores of limestone.

Get in contact with a professional stone floor maintenance company with the equipment and knowledge to ensure you're valuable surfaces look just how you want them.

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Tile Cleaners Australia and StoneMaster are members of the network of independent Accredited Applicators who have been fully trained in the proper application of limestone care products, offering a full service by thoroughly cleaning the limestone area to be treated, product application and providing after sales care.

  • Tile Cleaners Australia is Australia's leading tile care provider for all tile & grout cleaning, tile sealing, tile stripping & sealing, tile regrouting, grout colour sealing, and minor tile repairs. If you require any limestone cleaning, restoration or have any questions regarding your limestone their friendly customer service are very helpful.
  • StoneMaster provide a diagnostic approach to each unique situation, including a full analysis, selection of the best-required method of restoration and follow up maintenance procedures always ensuring outstanding results.

Ensuring your limestone is thoroughly cleaned before sealing is important as you may seal in old stains or dust and debris embedded in the stone, resulting in the sealer needing to be stripped and resealed.

Applying a sealer that is not suitable, or of sufficient quality will result in limestone surfaces you aren't completely satisfied with.
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How to Measure Size in m2:

It is simple to calculate the square metre size of an area.

When measuring rectangular shaped areas. Just multiply the length by the width in metres and you have the answer.

When measuring more complex shapes it is best to divide them into separate rectangles and then add them together to get a total area.


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