Which driveway sealer should I use?
Coal tar emulsion is the number one choice for sealcoating asphalt. It is among the most durable and provides the most protection. Since blacktop is a petroleum-based product, other petroleum products will bind to it on a molecular level.
Is spray on driveway sealer any good?
Spray methods usually work better if the pavement is smooth and free from surface voids. As already noted, if there are voids, the sealant can be forced into them with a squeegee, but if there are no voids, the squeegee may glide too easily over the surface and leave too little sealant behind.
Do driveways need to be sealed?
As a general rule you should seal your driveway every one to three years. More specifically, if you can see the colour of the individual stones that make up your asphalt surface, you know it’s time to seal it up. A few rules apply before you seal, however. For starters, never seal a new asphalt driveway.
Can I mix sand with driveway sealer?
Add 10 to 15 pounds of sand (2 to 3 pounds per gallon) to the sealer. Mix it in thoroughly, using a paint stick or metal rod. Begin resealing the driveway. Stir the mixture occasionally to keep the sand properly mixed.
Is acrylic driveway sealer better?
Acrylic polymer driveway sealers contain mostly man-made chemical ingredients and provide all of the UV, water, gasoline and oil protection of coal tar. Synthetic sealers are on the higher end of the price scale but have lower VOC emissions and increased longevity over asphalt and coal tar sealers.
How do I get rid of driveway sealer?
Sweep the area of concrete containing the sealer you want to remove.
What is the best way to seal a driveway?
Steps Clean and prepare the driveway for resealing. Treat stains in the driveway. Let the pressure-washed driveway dry at least 48 hours. It’s important that your driveway be as dry as possible for the sealant to adhere properly. Prepare the sealant. Pour it into a bucket. Treat concrete seams and edges of the pad. Dip a paintbrush into the sealant.
What is the best asphalt driveway sealer?
The best asphalt driveway sealer is one that contains polymers and other additives that increase the range of protection offered by the product.
How often should you seal a driveway?
As a general rule you should seal your driveway every 1 to 3 years. More specifically, if you can see the color of the individual stones that make up your asphalt surface, you know it’s time to seal it up.