You’ve heard about the tremendous benefits to sealing your paver walkway, patio, or driveway. You know that it can extend the life of your pavers, offering protection against stains, unwanted vegetation, and even undesirable shifting. You’ve gone to your local hardware store and looked through the various sealant options, noting the advantages of film-forming and non-film-forming, as well as assessing possible finishes. You’ve done your due diligence and chosen the perfect sealer for your pavers. And now, it’s time to apply that sealer. But you’re left with one important question…
What is the best sprayer for paver sealer on the market today?
If you’re looking for a quality sprayer for paver sealer, you have a ton of options. So, we’re going to take a look at some of those options so you can get the lay of the land. Then, we’ll tell you the one that we recommend, and why.
Standard Garden Sprayer
Yes, you can use a standard garden sprayer for paver sealer. This is the same kind of sprayer that you might use for insecticide or fertilizer. And, for certain kinds of sealant, a standard garden sprayer can work just fine – as long as it has an adjustable fan sprayer tip that offers the ability to tailor it for your sealer’s consistency.
However, a standard garden sprayer will not work for every paver sealer. If your sealer is solvent-based rather than water-based, it can create problems for your garden sprayer’s plastic or rubber parts (including spray tips, seals, etc.).
So, while a standard garden sprayer might be a good choice for you if you’re on a budget and applying a water-based sealer, it’s definitely not the best overall choice.
Solvent-Resistant Pump Sprayers
You can purchase a heavy-duty, chemical-resistant sprayer and gain the ability to use some solvent-based and water-based sealers. These sprayers for paver sealer are built tough and will last you well into the future. Unfortunately, they won’t work with some penetrating sealers. So, you’ll need to be sure to check the manufacturer’s label on both the sprayer and paver sealer to make sure that they’re compatible and you don’t end up with problems.
Battery Powered Pail Pump Sprayer for Paver Sealer
Rather than going with something that requires physical effort (like the above pump sprayers for paver sealer), we recommend a battery-powered pump sprayer. With the right batteries, you can apply sealer to an area that’s between 3,000 and 5,000 sq. ft.
Not only will it allow you to apply more sealer for longer, it’s also built using a metal housing so that it can take more kinds of sealers. This alone makes it a much better option for your paver sealing needs.
We believe in this option so strongly that we’ve put together a battery-powered pail pump system that’s ready to go right out of the box. Don’t worry about wearing yourself out with constant pumping… or finding a sealer that will work with the sprayer you already have. Instead, get one of our pail pump systems and get your sealer applied in no time and with minimal effort!
And once you’ve got your sprayer for paver sealer, make sure to check out this list of convenient tips for applying sealer so that you get it right the first time.