Stone Sealant


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Old 09-28-05, 01:26 PM
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Stone Sealant

I'm restoring an older brick house (1880s) which has a stone foundation. Somewhere along the way, stucco was applied to the foundation. I've removed the stucco and am going to have the mortar repointed between the stones. What is the best sealant to use afterwards? I've been told a polyurethane sealer would do the job ... However, I am not seeing any mention of that on the Internet ... so, I thought I would run it by you all here. Thanks!
 

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Why do you think you have to seal it? It wasn't sealed 125 years ago and it lasted.

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Good point! Actually, the person doing the mortaring asked me to pick up the polyurathane so he could make it "all nice and shiney" after he was through mortaring. I'm not sure I want it "all nice and shiney" ... especially since I suspect that the sealant could do something nasty after it ages such as "yellow" like old scotch tape does. I'd assume a properly done mortaring job would be sufficient to seal the wall ...
 
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Once you start, you almost have to continue coating as the coating deteriorates.

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