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How to remove blooming from around new pointing joints

We have found that Rob Parker’s Best Stone Stripper can assist where less than perfect installation method of resin jointing compounds has resulted in ‘blooming’ around new paving joints.

What is Jointing Compound?

Jointing compounds containing resin have become very popular because of their ease of application. At Stoneworld we sell a fantastic product for pointing the joints in our natural stone paving products. ResiDUAL has become the landscaper’s first choice for easy pointing that will create a professional finish, fast!

Why does blooming occur around new paving joints?

Inexperienced users of ResiDUAL or other jointing compounds may experience slight blooming around the pointing joints on the newly paved area. This generally happens when usage instructions have not been understood correctly. Read up before you start to make sure you have all the information you need on your preferred jointing compound. However, if blooming occurs, rest assure that it is easily rectified.

What is blooming on paving?

On the surface of the paving this presents as a slightly darker area near the pointing joint. It has the effect of colour intensifying the affected area. Over time, and with weathering, this effect will disappear on its own. However, sometimes it is not possible to wait for this to happen. It is possible to remove this blooming immediately by using Rob Parker’s Best Stone Stripper. This product is excellent at removing sealants, paint, and lacquers from all stone surfaces.

Method of removing blooming from paving stone with Rob Parker’s Best Stone Stripper:

The method for removal is easy, but care must be taken to treat only the affected area. Apply Rob Parker’s Best Stone Stripper generously to the affected area of stone only. Protect the filled joint with plastic to prevent any accidental application of the product to the pointed joint. Rinse off very thoroughly after 24 hours, ensuring all product has been washed away from the paved area.

NB. Blooming is a temporary issue, and will disappear over time with weathering. This method, using Rob Parker’s Best Stone Stripper is ideal when an immediate removal is required.