Polymeric Sand Cleanup?

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Old 05-24-10, 04:27 PM
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Polymeric Sand Cleanup?

Hello everybody. So I've completed a beautiful Brick Patio. Everything went great...no major problems. However, now I have a little bit polymeric sand residue on top of the pavers which gives a dull appearance (I probably didn't get enough off before activating). Two questions:
1. Any tricks/tips to getting the sand off the pavers? (I've tried scrubbing/vinegar) It helped, but it's still a bit dull. I'll probably give it another go.

2. Do you suggest a sealer of some sort? If so, are there specific sealers to stay away from after using Polymeric?

Thanks a bunch...any help appreciated.
 
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Old 05-26-10, 04:45 AM
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give it time - nothing lasts forever dried polymers're a large pita to remove for us which's why we're so careful to work clean

vinegar is an acid but not worth much in this instance,,, you might try to buy some conc stamp conditioner
 
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Old 05-31-10, 08:22 PM
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ah I see. Well I did brush on some vinegar, again, and I see much more color. But I could always use a little more. At this point, I think I'm just pulling too much out of between the bricks for my liking. Well I guess the sand just adds character right?

Lesson learned--shop vac the tops of brick to remove excess sand BEFORE initial watering.

I'm going to try some conc stamp conditioner...I don't think it would hurt. Thanks for the suggestion!
 
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