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The UK’s Best Sealant Sprayer in 2024

This is our review of the best sealant sprayer in 2024

When it comes to choosing the best sealant sprayer, there are a few factors you need to take into account. The first is the type of sealant you will be using – some sprays work better with specific types of sealant.

The second is the size of the project you are working on – if you are sealing a large surface area, you will need a bigger and more powerful sprayer than if you are just sealing a small one.

In over 15 years of landscaping projects, we’ve tested many methods to apply concrete sealer effectively. By far, using a sprayer is the easiest way to seal concrete, but which style of sprayer is best?

In this article, we’ll be reviewing:

In this blog post, we will take a look at the seven best sealant sprayers on the UK market in 2024.

Keep reading to find out more

Our Best Sealant Sprayers

There’s a wide range of sealer sprayers on the market, some are better suited to occasional use and others are great for heavy-duty applications.

We’ve tried and tested seven products and highlighted features that we think make these sealer sprayers stand out to help you decide which will be perfect for your next job!

#1. Hozelock 4710 0000 Pressure Sprayer

A good sprayer with a large 10L capacity tank, we found accurately measuring herbicide and pesticide mixtures to be incredibly easy, thanks to the integrated dosing cap and translucent tank with measurement indicators on the side.

The included 3-in-1 harness allows this sprayer to be carried on the shoulder, as a backpack or across the chest, which we found to be very comfortable during lengthy jobs.

Hozelock 4710 0000 Pressure Sprayer

This sprayer is an excellent tool for applying fertiliser and weed killers; the continuous lock-on feature means you won’t need to constantly use the piston pump to provide pressure and the adjustable nozzles determine the spray.

We were particularly impressed with its efficiency, finding that the higher capacity tank was great at spraying every last drop of solution.


#2. Spear & Jackson 5LPAPS Pump Action Pressure Sprayer

In terms of budget sprayers for the odd application of weed killer or paver sealant, these Spear & Jackson small sprayers are second to none.

With a durable 5L tank and easy filling cap, we found setting up this product to be incredibly simple, and its coverage was very impressive for such a small device.

Spear & Jackson 5LPAPS Pump Action Pressure Sprayer

The long spray arm and angled nozzles are beneficial for reaching awkward spots, like cracks and crevices, and we found this very handy when tackling the joints in areas of block paving.

At a reasonable price for a 5L tank, we think this is the best sprayer for homeowners looking for a reliable device to water their plants or apply semi-regular coatings of fertiliser and weed killer to their lawn.


#3. YT25E Battery Sprayer

Jumping up to the premium end of the sealer sprayer market, we think this battery-powered device is the best sprayer in terms of ease of use and simplicity.

We found the included 12V battery to be incredibly long-lasting, with a single chargeable to power the same sprayer through 18 separate refills of its 9L tank!

Sprayers Plus YT25E Battery Sprayer - 12V Lithium-ion with Viton Seals & O-Ring, Brass Wand & Nozzle & Shoulder Strap, 2 Gallon

We used this sprayer to coat a 2-acre lot with weed killers and found that the battery lasted the entirety of the job, but the sprayer remained at a constant 30PSI throughout.

It’s also great as a concrete sealer sprayer, able to apply a first coat and second coat as a protective barrier to a drive with a square footage of 30 metres in well under one battery charge.


#4. Adseal Compact Sprayer

Many sealant sprayers struggle with solvent-based sealers or solutions with a high viscosity, but we found that this is precisely where this sealer sprayer excels.

We were impressed with the quality of this sprayer’s build with a heavy-duty tank that can easily stand up to harsh chemicals and a solid, pressurised hose connector that can be safely used with solvent-based sealers.

Chapin 26021XP Compact Sprayer Viton equipped for spraying solvent based sealers

The 8L tank can keep up with the larger sprayers on the market, and we found the large trigger on the wand to provide a comfortable grip when used for an extended period of time.

The heavy-duty nature of this sprayer leads us to believe it would have a long life span, so we recommend this product to anybody looking for a durable and reliable sprayer for concrete sealer that expects regular use!


#5. Matabi 83811911 IK9 Industrial Sprayer

Truly a sealant sprayer built for industrial use, this is a more than suitable product for people looking to regularly apply solvents, harsh chemicals and heavy-duty concrete sealers to any outdoor space.

We found the inclusion of two separate hoses useful for differentiating between solvent-based sealers and water-based sealers. The adjustable nozzle makes for great coverage on larger surfaces.

Goizper IK Multi 9 sprayer

The range on this sprayer is also impressive, making carrying the device around slightly less laborious. We found it best to place the tank down, cover roughly a 10sqm radius, then move on to the next section of concrete.


#6. Polar Premium 5 Litre Pump Action Sprayer

Although the plastic material of this sprayer can’t be used with corrosive substances or solvents, we did find it provided excellent coverage and efficiency when used with weed killers and water-based sealers.

Polar Premium Pump Action Garden Sprayer

The 5L tank makes it more suited to small jobs rather than applying a sealer, but we did find this sprayer to be incredibly efficient when it comes to remaining pressurised.

Just ten pumps of the tank will provide around 10 minutes of constant use, making it ideal for lawn maintenance and the spraying of paver sealant around smaller outdoor surfaces.


#7. Gloria “410 T Profiline” High-Performance Sprayer

Without a doubt, the most premium quality of concrete sealer sprayers, we found the heavy-duty steel tank and brass wand with shut off to be both reliable and durable when used for more extended periods of time and on larger surfaces.

Gloria

With a 10L capacity tank, this sealant sprayer will easily handle repeated use covering large driveways and sets of pavers; we even covered a 50sqm concrete surface without filling the tank again until partway through the second coat!

With a max pressure of 6bar, expect outstanding coverage and an impressive range from this sealant sprayer, which is useful because carrying this heavy product around is perhaps its only downside.

With a hefty price tag, this is definitely a product for those that regularly use concrete sealers and want a quality sprayer that can last a good few years.


How To Choose the Best Driveway Sealing Sprayer

someone pressure washing a pavement

Coverage

Applying concrete sealers can be a surprisingly laborious task, so choosing a sprayer that can provide great coverage is advised to avoid causing any physical damage to yourself when taking on the job.

Look for sprayers with high-pressure capabilities (around 30PSI is a good place to start) as this will allow you to cover a wide area from one spot and minimise the need to carry around heavy equipment as you work.

What Sealer You Are Using

Always check the chemical makeup of the concrete sealer that you’re using. Solvent-based sealers will break down the materials in plastic sprayers and render your product useless.

Generally, water-based sealers will be fine for use in any sprayer but always double-check with the manufacturer that your chosen sprayer is suitable for use with strong chemicals and solvents.

How Easy Is the Sprayer to Operate?

Even if you’re covering an average outdoor space of 30sqm, you may find that operating a clunky sprayer can become frustrating.

Battery-powered sprayers offer the most user-friendly experience but are often more expensive than hand-pump models.

Look for a sprayer with a comfortable handle, a tank that can hold pressure well and a continuous spray feature. Some smaller sprayers will even come with a harness, making carrying it around much simpler.

How Easy Is It to Clean

If you’re using your sealant sprayer for several different tasks, you should ensure that the tank and hose are easy to clean.

Look for a sprayer with a straight tank, as this will make for an easier cleaning process.

When cleaning your sprayer after using solvent-based sealers, you should immediately empty the tank, use a paper filter to pour in acetone or xylene.

Swish the solution around and pump it back into its container, clean the nozzle, open the tank, and leave the device on its side to dry.

If your sprayer has stopped pumping, this short video shows a quick fix

Price

When looking into sprayers, the most obvious consideration is how expensive each product is.

If you only intend to use the sprayer every couple of years to re-coat a small driveway, a small hand pump device will generally be the best fit.

If you’re intending to regularly spray a large garden or patio with fertiliser and weed killer or looking to seal large outdoor surfaces, you may find it worth splashing out on a heavy-duty sprayer that can reliably withstand regular use.

Different Types of Sealant Sprayers

attaching a cable to a spray gun

Which Ones for Solvent-Based Sealers?

Sprayers used to apply solvent-based sealers must include Viton seals, gaskets, and piping that can withstand organic and petroleum-based solvents.

As solvents are highly corrosive, standard seals, gaskets and piping will likely melt and corrode when in contact with solvent-based products.

Plastic Sprayer for Water-Based Sealers

Water-based sealer is generally safe to be used with any kind of sprayer on the market. This variety of sealer is non-corrosive and won’t damage any plastic material that it comes into contact with.

Small and plastic sprayers are great for applying a water-based sealer; just make sure you’re cleaning the device after every use.

Leaving any liquid sealer in the sprayer for too long will result in the water evaporating, allowing the leftover resins to cause blockages in the device.

HVLP & Airless Sprayers

HVLP & airless sprayers are generally used for industrial painting and are great at evenly covering vertical surfaces.

These sprayers will usually allow for a high level of control over pressure and volume, so they’re best suited for covering large surfaces with a wide nozzle.

Battery-Powered Sprayers

Battery-powered sprayers make covering large surfaces much easier thanks to their lack of a hand-operated pump.

These sprayers are more expensive than hand-pump devices but will greatly improve productivity when used regularly.

Petrol Options

Generally more suited to industrial use, petrol sprayers can cover a large area quickly but are noisy and damaging to the environment.

Most jobs that a petrol-based sprayer can complete can just as easily be done with a battery-powered device, so these products are rarely used outside of professional settings.

FAQ’s

Can You Put Sealer in a Paint Sprayer?

You can use sealer in a paint sprayer, provided that the device is suited for your chosen sealant. Only use solvent-based sealers in equipment with Viton seals, and check with the manufacturer if you have any doubts.

Is It Better to Roll or Spray Concrete Sealer?

If you’re applying a penetrating concrete sealer, either a good roller or sprayer will be appropriate; the choice will come down to personal preference.

Sprayers are generally easier to use, but you’d be better off using a 1/4″ nap roller for decorative acrylic sealers.

Is HVLP Better Than Airless?

HVLP sprayers will produce a more refined finish and offer more control over flow due to their lower operational pressure.

Airless sprayers will cover a larger area in a shorter time as the internal pump produces a much higher operating pressure.

The choice between the two will depend on personal preference. Still, generally speaking, an HVLP sprayer will produce a finer, more controlled finish and an airless sprayer will cover a larger area in a thicker coat.

Final Word

spraying the pavement with a washer

It can be difficult to know which sprayer is the best for you, with so many options to choose from. We hope this article has helped your decision-making process by reviewing some of the most popular models on the market and highlighting their pros and cons.

The best sealant sprayer will depend on your needs. If you want to use a solvent-based sealant, the best choice is an electric or petrol-powered airless paint sprayer because it can handle thicker materials with less risk of clogging than manual spraying methods.

There are budget-friendly, battery-operated and pump-action sprayers for water-based products for light-duty jobs.