Joined: July 2018
||Posted: 11 July 2018,23:41
Hi guys, I've had Indian sandstone patio/paving outside for the last 10yrs or so and have periodically sealed it over the years using different sealers and impregnators to try and prevent staining. Despite its age it still looks pretty good after a jet wash.
However even with my best efforts, in between applications when the product starts wearing off it's accumulated a few oil marks here and there, mainly from a combo of BBQs and kids.
Looking over these stains recently a thought struck me, could I not just use some sort of oil to impregnate/seal the slabs to 'avoid' further staining?
Stay with me here while I explain my rationale. Once oil or grease get on the slabs it tends to darken the colour, which I don't actually mind, it's more the contrast of matt stone with oil stain on that bugs me, which got me thinking if the whole slab is coated in oil, one, it would act as a barrier, and two, you wouldn't notice any new stains as much, possibly?
I'm thinking something along the lines of a mineral oil or linseed oil. I tried googling to see if anyone else has tried this but results tend to speak about slate and granite.
So I suppose what I would like to hear is if anybody has any experience with this? Any suggestions or comments? (other than I'm nuts)