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    • lavidaloca
    • By lavidaloca 15th Mar 09, 5:30 PM
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    How do I renovate my patio slabs to look like new again
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    • 15th Mar 09, 5:30 PM
    How do I renovate my patio slabs to look like new again 15th Mar 09 at 5:30 PM
    When my patio slabs are wet they look great the colour they were when I first bought them. As soon as they are dry they are horrible and faded looking. What can I put on them to keep them looking "wet-like" please.
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    • MX5huggy
    • By MX5huggy 15th Mar 09, 5:49 PM
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    • 15th Mar 09, 5:49 PM
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    • 15th Mar 09, 5:49 PM
    This shoud have it covered

    http://www.pavingexpert.com/sealant_02.htm
    • Patrick20
    • By Patrick20 15th Mar 09, 5:50 PM
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    • 15th Mar 09, 5:50 PM
    Maybe you should hire a sandblaster to clean them before putting anything on them. It makes a big difference.
    • lavidaloca
    • By lavidaloca 15th Mar 09, 6:02 PM
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    • 15th Mar 09, 6:02 PM
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    • 15th Mar 09, 6:02 PM
    Thanks they are clean just very dull. I have looked up the colour enhancer and there is a depot about 5 miles from me so will go and have a look tomorrow.
    • roysterer
    • By roysterer 15th Mar 09, 6:06 PM
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    • 15th Mar 09, 6:06 PM
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    • 15th Mar 09, 6:06 PM
    Done mine today with a pressure washer they came up like new. If you have not got a pressure washer you can pick one up for about £30ish from B&Q. Handy item to have for cleaning the car as well.
    • lavidaloca
    • By lavidaloca 15th Mar 09, 6:15 PM
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    • 15th Mar 09, 6:15 PM
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    • 15th Mar 09, 6:15 PM
    Thanks have a pressure washer and have used this to clean them but they are still very dull and not the same as when new. As I said before, lovely when still wet after using the washer but very dull when dry.
  • moonrakerz
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    • 15th Mar 09, 7:22 PM
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    • 15th Mar 09, 7:22 PM
    If you use a pressure washer on concrete slabs they come up looking absolutely great - BUT - they get tatty even quicker because the pressure washer takes off the hard outer layer.
  • freestylee
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    • 9th May 10, 12:30 PM
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    • 9th May 10, 12:30 PM
    If you use a pressure washer on concrete slabs they come up looking absolutely great - BUT - they get tatty even quicker because the pressure washer takes off the hard outer layer.
    Originally posted by moonrakerz
    True but sealing the slabs helps prevent this and in block driveways it bonds the sand used to hold the blocks in place
  • diggerman123
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    • 9th May 10, 1:05 PM
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    • 9th May 10, 1:05 PM
    when doing renovations i brush boiling linseed oil into old brickwork it waterproofs them and brings the colour back up beautifully. lasts years too.
    not sure it would work on a patio but maybe worth a try
    we all have bad days , some more than others ..................
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