Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 172
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SoCalGuy I just used this product on my driveway, mid October 2016, Los Angeles area. It worked great!, as stated on the package. I have roughly 860 square feet of driveway. It required 3 and a half buckets to do the job. I found a long thin BRUSH best for spreading (other side of brush is a squeegee.) The product consistency was perfect, like thick PAINT. I watched some YouTube videos before the job to figure out some techniques. One thing I learned - before you begin, have a plan for where you will place empty buckets, and what you will do with buckets, equipment, SHOES, when you get to the END of the surface! Perhaps have a tarp laid out to set everything on.
Unfortunately, it sprinkled a little a few hours after the job was done, then RAINED later in the evening and part of the following day. After that we had two full days of good DRY, warm weather (80s). So I'm not sure how well the surface has cured, or how long it will last without wearing off... it may not last long, TBD. I am now driving cars across it, and it looks great!
I will probably seal again in 6 to 8 months (2nd coat), when I know for sure there will be a long stretch of DRY weather - which is most of the year here in LA!! Overall, it is a VERY EASY process. Anyone can do it.
October 27, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Vincemuloka So far so good. Time will tell. Easy to apply,
I use this sealer on my driveway during the summer 2016. Driveway is 20+ years old and in poor condition. I used the crack and hole fillers by Late-Lite.
October 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Backwoodser Best Sealer So Far
What a job! The results speak for themselves. (See Picture) Prep is key. Pressure washed with cleaner plus
20 Buckets for 2 coats resealed beautifully. Winter will be the real test.
September 27, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DrDIY Poor inconsistent quality - Does not perform like advertised.
In 2015 I used “ULTRA SHIELD DRIVEWAY FILLER SEALER” to seal a part of my driveway (which was weathered and had minor cracks). I did seal in early fall with a ground temperature between 56-58 degrees Fahrenheit (instructions say temperature has to be over 55 degrees F).
Following the instructions thoroughly I:
Flipped pails 24h prior sealing for easier mix and consistency.
Swept and cleaned the driveway with a pressure washer prior sealing.
Filled minor cracks.
Started sealing using a squeegee and applied the sealer with a dragging motion and some pressure.
Did not walk nor drive on the sealed part of the driveway for 24 hours.
Everything worked out fine, the sealed part looked nice even after a hard winter – It was holding up nicely.
Fast forward to summer 2016 – I sealed my driveway with the same product “LATEX-LITE ULTRA SHIELD DRIVEWAY FILLER SEALER” Again I followed the instructions thoroughly:
Flipped pails 24h prior sealing for easier mix and consistency (I mixed every pail with a power paint mixer for 3-5 minutes before application).
Cleaned the driveway and fixed minor cracks and shallow areas with “Latex-Lite Premium Blacktop Crack Filler and Latex-Lite Trowel Patch” 48 hours prior sealing.
Cleaned the driveway with a broom and pressure washer at 6 am on the day of sealing.
Started sealing after driveway was dry and had a surface and air temperature of 71-79 degrees (minimum surface and air temperature is 55 degrees F).
Used a squeegee to apply sealer with a dragging motion starting and some pressure applying to thin coats, finished to job within one day and without breaks with beautiful dry weather and constant sunshine. Applied a second coat on half the driveway 24 hours after.
Did not walk or drive on the driveway for 48 hours after 2nd coat.
This time the quality of the sealer was poor and inconsistent – no comparison to the same sealer I used a year before. Sometimes the sealer was very thin, in some pails thicker and a few pails had even little hard pieces of material in it (like a rough pothole patch material).
Because I was in the middle of the job I had to finish with the pails I had on hand – made the best out of it and applied even coats of sealer.
After 38 hours after applying the 2nd coat of sealer and after 110 hours after applying the trowel patch there was short heavy rain shower – the before rock solid trowel areas softened up again and got washed away including the sealer (other reviewers of the Latex-Lite Trowel Patch reported the same).
After two days of sunshine and temperatures between 75-83 degrees some sealer washed away and started to crackle – I had to patch certain areas up which resulted in different shades of black.
After 48 hours of drying the sealer still showed tire tracks and tracking after driving on it (with sedan and SUV). Now, after approx. 2 months the sealer still tracks and shows tire marks in some areas.
Overall I am very disappointed with this product and the inconsistent quality. It is a lot of work with bad results for a rather high price. In my opinion LATEX-LITE changed the formula of this product to save on cost – at the expense of the consumers.
This product is not worth the cost nor effort – Do not believe older positive reviews of this product and save our money! The quality of this product is a hit or miss.
September 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Oldtimer The Black is back
Had part of our blacktop drive recently replaced and then it made the original part look washed out. Special ordered this product since it had a 10 year warranty versus the 3 to 4 year stuff sold in the store. It has only been down about one month, but looks great so far.
The product specs said that it would cover 300 sq.ft. per pail. I only got 183 sq.ft. per pail. Had to order 8 more pails to complete the project, but I will be happy if it actually holds up for the 10 year period.
Pictures below show the before and after results.
June 29, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BruceBunson Great Product - Coverage was way under what was labeled.
I'm happy with how my driveway looks after using this product. I spent the extra money for the 10yr in hopes it will truly last longer than the 8yr, but only time will tell.
My only complaint, and it's not even much of a complaint as it is a FYI, The buckets say they covers 300-500 sq ft. I played it safe as my driveway was in pretty rough shape and assumed it was really closer to the 300 side, so for my 700sq. ft. driveway I bought 3 buckets (min. est. = 900sq. ft.), and had hopes of scraping by with a second coat using the left overs. However, 2/3 the way down my driveway I burned through all three buckets. Long story short three trips to HD and 6 buckets total, I ended up needing 4.5ish buckets for 1 coat. which means that each bucket actually covered roughly 150 sq. ft.
As expected the second coat used up much less, but still covered less that 300 sq. ft.
I don't blame the product at all for the amount it actually covers. You plan ahead as best you can so you don't have to run back the store mid project, and it makes it hard when the the product info throws a curve ball at you. And the only way you're covering 500 sp. ft. with this product is it you're coating wet glass.
Another thing to note, I spend the extra money for the best product. For 3 buckets that was only $15 more. No big deal. But since I ended up needing 6 buckets it ended up being $30 more. Still not a huge deal, but it's never to fun to pay more than you thought.
July 15, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rockford Terrible product
This product is easy to apply, looks great when finished. If you want your drive to continue to look great, just don't drive on it. I washed my car a week later and when I drive it back into the garage, the sealer became wet and tacky and left tire tracks on the driveway. The more I use the driveway the worse it looks. This product is horrible and not worth the money. I can't help but wonder how they can offer a 10 year warranty. Don't waste your money on this and look for something else to use.
October 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kj Ultra Easy and Ultra Good
Had driveway sprayed about 8 years ago and thought I would try this product after reading the reviews. Get it - you won't be disappointed by this locally made product. Did first coat about a month ago and second coat today. Used for both what I thought I might need for one coat. Coverage never is what is suggested but this was spot on. All in and done for less than 300 for two coats with about nine buckets. The prep time for cleaning the driveway took longer than the actual application. Squeegee application is pure genius. Pictures of first coat on the Latexite Customer gallery "Ultra Shield Looking Fine in North Attleboro" Anyone can do this!
September 3, 2016