Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 109
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ljw768 WOW>>>>>>
WOW.....This stuff is awesome !!!
I love this stuff & I'll tell you why.
I got quotes for recoating my 800 sq.ft. driveway ranging from $2400 t0 $3200. Way too much. So, I decided to do it myself.
I did my research online & read all the reviews. I decided to go with Latex-ite Ultra Shield from Home Depot.
I was NOT looking forward to doing this job, as I have done it before, using another product which took too much effort & agg.
Latex-ite Ultra Shield works like a dream. It is so easy to use, I actually liked doing it. I used 2 cans for the first coat & 1 can for the second 48 hrs later.
Just do a few things before you start.
Clean your driveway.
Turn the cans upside down the night before. Buy metal a 5 gal paint mixer & use a power drill to mix it well..
Buy a Latex-ite squeegee to apply it.
(All can be had at Home Depot.)
Don't put it on if it's too hot or cold.
Soap & Water clean up
Will last for 10 years.
.I had all my questions answerd by the men at Home Depot & at Latex-ite. They were great.
Now, stand back & admire your job. I sure do & so do my neighbors.
Thank you Latex-ite, & Thank you Home Depot.
September 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by domd06 Nice product/easy to apply/good value
I have been in the house for 11+ years & have never sealed the driveway since moving in. The house is 40+ years old and I would estimate the driveway was re-topped with asphalt 5 years before I moved in, so it had 15 years or so on it & was beginning to crack here & there. So several weeks ago I used liquid crack repair to fill the cracks, which were about 1/8th to 1/16th inch wide. I subsequently purchased 4 pails of Latex-ite Model # 70691 Internet # 100508445 4.75-Gal. Ultra Shield Driveway Treatment for about $26/pail and an 18 inch squeegee. After cleaning the driveway and blowing off all debris with powerful leaf blower, I started seal coating project. My observations are similar to most previous posters in that the product is a solid investment. I will also say the squeegee worked and I added a screw to hold it in place on the pole end. Having said this, I agree with another reviewer that a 6 foot long pole would be easier to work with and on the lower back. With preparation being key, I taped off concrete and border edge railroad ties with painters tape to minimize splashing onto those surfaces. The other point to make is regarding mixing the product appropriately. As other noted, I turned the buckets upside down in garage night before application. I used the Super Thinset and Grout mixing paddle also purchased with the order for $11.97 and it was well worth it. The blades mixed product thoroughly with minimal splashing and effort. I attached to my Dewalt cordless drill and comfortably stood over the bucket without having to bend. I timed my mixes to >5 minutes/bucket and all buckets had = consistency. I then applied using side to side ribbon motion and the driveway absorbed quite a bit more than I anticipated, leaving about ¼ bucket after the first coat. I should’ve realized the 4 buckets would only do one coat and would require 2nd coat to properly seal & look aesthetically pleasing. So that night I went back to Home Depot & purchased 3 more buckets for 2nd coat for same price of $26 each. Flipped all 3 over in garage that night and started early next morning with same procedure noted above. The second coat went on noticeably smoother & easier and coverage was much greater. I wound up with ½ bucket extra leftover, finishing before 10am. Both treatment days were excellent weather wise with temps in mid 80’s, low humidity & lots of sunshine. Will wait 36 hours before parking cars on the surface. It looks great and time will tell if product holds up to the 10 year warranty over severe weather variations. But overall I would say a good value.
August 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BaWreck GREAT stuff. Just ensure u MIX IT W/DRILL!
I searched high and low before deciding to purchase this product. In my particular situation, the driveway was about 10 years old and was never sealed before. The driveway/stone aggregate was turning WHITE in some areas, larges cracks appearing betwen the asphalt/stones/aggregate/etc, so this was desperately needed!
Before starting, you should also BUY THE 5 GALLON MIXER drill bit. You need only mix a pail with your drill for 3 minutes, and you'll eventually see tiny speckles (almost like silver chips) fully mixed into the dark brown goop..lol.
The sealer looks brown in the pail, looks brown on initial application, but dries to a beautiful deep black color.
MIXING this product is the key! There are a LOT of fillers and friction enhancers in this product! You can expect SMALL holes and very small cracks to be filled, but larger holes/cracks will need a 2nd coat.
It took me approximately 4 hours to apply 12 pails of this wonderful product to my driveway! Once complete, and exhausted, standing next to the finished driveway admiring the product on the driveway is AMAZING!
The surface of the driveway is of a non-skid type of surface, and it filled small cracks and holes very nicely! Larger cracks were shrunk, and the large pieces of asphalt/stone which had aggregate missing between them now has been filled with the material that you hopefully mixed thoroughly. As a previous reviewer said, mix the sealer until the consistency is like pancake batter!
The UltraShield driveway sealer is AMAZING. It was dry to the touch in less than 1 hour. The temperature was about 75 and sunny. The driveway was safe to walk on 2 hours later. We drove the cars onto the driveway 30 hours later. PERFECT!
I cannot say enough good things about this stuff. JUST MIX IT WELL, RIGHT BEFORE YOU START! Don't be cheap! BUY THE 5 GALLON PAINT MIXER GIZMO IN THE PAINT AISLE AND ATTACH IT TO YOUR CORDLESS DRILL! THE BIT IS ONLY $5!
Call me crazy (and my gf does), but I might buy MORE pails to put a 2nd coat on the driveway this weekend! I love how amazing it looks, and I can see areas of the driveway where it FULLY FILLED every nook and cranny and crack. I want to try to get that 100% flat even look over the ENTIRE length of the driveway. That will take at least another coating.
PS...buy more pails than you think you'll need! You don't want to stop 1/2 way through the job! Also, buy all your pails at the same time to help ensure the product came from the same factory/batch/lot #, etc!
Latex-ite----you have your BIGGEST advocate with me. I have told ALL my co-workers and family members about your wonderful product.
THANK YOU LATEX-ITE!
September 16, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by S110 Seems fine so far
Really thick compared to the cheaper stuff. I used a paint mixer attachment on my drill and would strongly recommend that - this stuff is really thick and mixing it by hand would not be a good idea.
Since it's really thick and my driveway hadn't been coated for a few years and was a little pitted, I had to kind of scrub it in and smooth over it repeatedly to be sure I got a consistent coat. But that's probably a good thing.
Dried well, looks great, have to wait and see how well it wears.
August 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by James Worth the extra expense
I was very pleased in my purchase and use of the Latex-ite Ultra Shield sealer. I have ~ 3,000 sq ft driveway and did not know when the last time the previous owner sealed it - its 16 yrs old. I ended up using 9 buckets which covered 333 sq ft / bucket. As others have recommended, I strongly recommend buying a paint mixing drill bit for a corded drill as this makes the mixing much easier. The product definitely needs mixing (contrary to its advertising) and would be quite difficult manually. As seen in other tips, flip over the containers the day before as this also helps in the mixing. I also recommend mixing buckets together as you go to avoid any color alterations. On my first bucket, I cut out a small hole with a razor blade in the center of the lid, put my drill bit through and attached to my drill. When I mixed, I pushed the lid on tight each time to avoid any splashing out of the container. One time it wasn't on tight enough and I did get splashing out. Doing this with the lid, I was able to keep taking the same lid on/off each container to mix as I went and it made the mixing process quicker. I always had the mixer bit in a bucket of the product so it didn't start drying in the sun and thus I didn't need to keep cleaning it either. When I started, I first outlined the driveway (which had tilted sides) with the product using a whisk brush and I felt this made applying to the rest of the driveway overall much easier. The 18" squeegee worked great. It was much easier to apply in the early morning with shade or cloud cover. When clouds broke yielding direct sun and heat (around 80 degrees) it did not apply nearly as well. I saw a tip to dappen (or lightly spray) the driveway area I was applying to and it did make applying the sealer much easier. I had a hose handy the entire time to occasionally hose off the squeegee to avoid it getting gummed up (drying), to lightly dappen the driveway before I poured out more product each time, and after emptying each bucket I quickly hosed it out as well since its a great sized bucket to keep and re-use. Lastly, I wore those yellow light duty rubber gloves that went a little up my forearm. I strongly recommend this and to keep a bucket of fresh water handy. You undoubtedly will get some product on your hands / fingers and wearing the light duty rubber gloves, just stick in the water to quickly get the product off....really cut down on the mess. I also wore old sneakers that had to be thrown away. Overall sealing too 8.5 hrs doing this alone not counting any prep time or clean up....but it is a large driveway. Good luck!
September 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by kato Quality Product
I sealed my entire driveway and while its physically exterting the actual process is a no brainer. I used 8 buckets on the driveway because it was in pretty rough shape. I think it looks amazing now. I also used latexite crack filler and latexite trowel patch for some of the larger cracks and depressions. The rough patch in the photo you see is where i also filled a very large pothole with quikrete cold patch about 6 weeks prior. I don't love the rough appearance of that spot but my plan is to use latexite trowel patch over it to smooth it out before I seal it again next round. Also, I will say i didn't use a mixer on this product. I simply turned the buckets over the night before. Personally I think thats all you need. The result on my driveway is very uniform.
October 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Roberto excellent product if applied properly
This is an excellent product that goes down easily and looks stunningly bold, black, and beautiful. The trick is to follow the instructions. First you want to properly clean your driveway to ensure good adhesion. I highly recommend buying a drill mixing bit for a 5 gallon pail. It will take you less than 5 minutes to stir each bucket and this will ensure color uniformity and product consistency. (They are $5 in the paint section.) I also suggest you mist down your driveway. This makes spreading the product quite a bit easier, particularly on hot days. I also recommend you get a 4" paint roller and use this to do your edging. Finally, if you have a really dry driveway that has never been sealed, you are going to want to do 2 coats. This sounds crazy, but it is worth the effort and you will use roughly half as much product for the second coat.
If you take your time, the results will be stunning and even better than most Pro jobs.
August 12, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jco132 Excellent product, easy to use and great results
I used Ultra Shield on my 12 year-old, never-before-sealed driveway, approx. 1400 sq. ft. They key, as other reviewers have said, is in the surface preparation. Take the time to repair cracks. I used the liquid crack filler on the smaller cracks and trowel patch on the larger ones. Fortunately I had no stains or particularly dirty spots on my driveway, so I used a strong leaf blower to clear the. This blower had the power to push back the grass along the edges of the driveway far enough to expose the entire asphalt surface; this was a huge time saver over the alternative method of edging by shovel. I used six pails; I bought seven just to be safe. The actual application of the sealer is the easiest part, it's just a matter of walking back and forth and pulling the squeegee. Like others, I turned the pails upside down the night before and mixed with a drill. I had no problems with varying product consistency...all the pails were the same. Total time to seal was about an hour. This really is a do-it-yourself project and I couldn't imagine paying someone so much to do something so simple. Watch the how-to video on the Latex-Ite website and that will tell you everything you need to know. On a side note, when a young man from Home Depot helped me load the pails in my truck, he mentioned that he worked a second job with a driveway sealing company. He openly talked about how they add water to the sealer. This product is definitely not watered down and looks beautiful once finished.
July 18, 2014