How To Seal Pavers

Quick and easy tutorial on how to seal your natural clay pavers 

Materials you’ll need:

  • Brush, sponge or spray bottle for sealer application
  • Plastic bin or bucket for sealer
  • Miracle Seal 511 Impregnator OR Miracle Seal 511 Porous Plus

Why should I seal Pavers?

We make our Clay Imports handmade pavers in Saltillo, Mexico from 100% natural clay. Natural clay pavers do not have a glazed surface, thus are very porous and prone to water and oil absorption. If not sealed properly, this moisture absorption can lead to staining.

To lessen the effect of moisture absorption and development of patina, clay pavers can be sealed. Watch the tutorial video below or read on for step-by-step guidelines. 

How to Seal Pavers

Certain sealers can darken your pavers significantly while others will only minimally change the color. Either you or your installer should apply sealer options to a couple of sample pieces to preview the effect it’ll have on your pavers.Man pouring liquid sealer into bin with clay pavers in the background

You can use a bin or bucket for easy sponge or brush application of sealer

What sealer options do I have?

We recommend Miracle Seal 511 Impregnator Sealer for a rich, saturated look. To maintain the natural look of the pavers, we suggest Miracle Seal 511 Porous Plus.

When and how do I seal pavers?

Pavers should be sealed either prior to installation or at the latest prior to grouting. Sealing pavers prior to installation might take more time, but will significantly reduce the chance of the surface staining with installation materials such as thinset or cement.Tile installer grouting clay pavers into floor at @FinnFamilyFarm

Tile installer grouting clay pavers into floor at @FinnFamilyFarm

To apply sealer, simply brush, sponge or spray the surface of the clay paver per the sealer manufacturer’s instructions, then allow to dry. For best protection, we recommend three coats of sealer but more might be needed depending on your application, traffic and usage of the space.

Hand pressing sponge into bin with sealer liquidScrub sponge with sealer

Hand scrubbing sealer onto paver surface with sponge
Scrub surface with sealer to apply
Spray bottle applying liquid sealer onto paver surfaces

 You can also spray sealer onto paver surface

Clay pavers have a heavily textured surface, making for a high-traction, slip-resistant floor. Although sealing natural clay pavers will make them resilient to moisture absorption, expect this product to patina and develop character over time.

Four clay pavers with liquid sealant applied to surfaceWe recommend three layers of sealer for best protection

Make sure to check out our terracotta pavers collection online. We recommend viewing samples to best understand the product. We can’t wait to see our terracotta pavers in your projects!

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Disclaimer: since the installation of tile greatly determines the integrity of the project and the tile itself, Clay imports does not warranty this product and is not responsible for dissatisfaction of material following installation. Please inspect all tile upon receipt and notify us immediately if you have any quality concerns. This guide is meant to serve as a general resource. Because each project is unique, consult your tile installer before installing your tile.