Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 147
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 5.0 out of 5.0 by driveway2016 Great Quality
I am very happy with this purchase. It came in to store a few days earlier than estimated date. I have a very large driveway, about 4500 sq. ft., and the coverage rate for never previously seal asphalt was about 350 sq. ft. per bucket. The finished product looks very good. There are some squeegee marks on it. I am going to do a second coat mostly for aesthetics. Product spread easily and should provide great protection for years.
May 27, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JohnHenry Bad Results
I had a new driveway added last year and was sealing it for the first time. I did the first coat at 7:00am with a temp of about 65 degrees. It went on no problem, but I did have one large streak near the end. No problem, I was going to do a second coat later that day. It was up to 80 degrees and sunny at the time. Even with keeping a wet edge I had streaks throughout the driveway making it look like five yard markers on a football field. I thought it must have been too hot so I decided to do a third coat weeks later to get a better result. I waited for a 70 degree day to apply it and applied the sealer as fast as I could. A wet edge was maintained without any trouble. As I was apply the sealer it looked good, but as it dried I started to be able to see a change in the look for every time I changed direction with the squeegee. So now instead of five yard markers I have one yard markers in my driveway. The only good news is that the new markings are much more faded and not as noticeable. My neighbors have since had a service do their driveways with no streaks and they look great compared to mine. Given the cost of three coats it would have been far less to go with a service and have better results.
July 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by boatride1 THE BEST DRIVEWAY SEALER I HAVE EVER USED
I think this is the best sealer I have ever used. Easy to put on I used a thick paint roller with a extender. Dries in a hr. you can walk on it. . Used the driveway next night . Give it 5 stars across the board.. And no smell. Great product.
July 14, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jery pretty good stuff but...
Product needed little mixing, went on smoothly, and gave a nice satiny appearance. Product description said on new or previously unsealed driveways expect 300 to 400 square feet of coverage. Usually the square footage estimates are the manufacturers pipedream, this stuff is no different. I averaged about 200 square feet per container without a heavy application. Be safe, buy a lot more than you calculate you will need, and save the receipt to bring back any excess containers.
June 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Landlord Good Product
It's too early to say if the sealer will hold up over time, I just applied it a few days ago. The product went on easy and looks great. The only negative comment about the product would be coverage area. My driveway has never been sealed before so I used their 300 square foot coverage information to calculate how many pails I needed. I only got 220 square feet out of a pail, had to go back to the store and buy more. I brushed it in real good and then used a squeegee.
June 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bob Looks really good and easy to use
I followed all the tips I found on this site and things went well. Thanks for all the helpful tips.
Used degreaser/cleaner first and scrubbed with a stiff brush. After that I pressure washed thoroughly to get rid of debris and all the soap from the degreaser you don't wasn't any soap residues left or it can affect adhesion.
Then I left the drivewY to dry overnight.
Used the squeegee and kept using paper towels to clean the blade. Also used a blower to keep debris off the driveway as I worked
Started early in morning before heat started and had first layer in about 4 hours. That was 8 1/2 buckets to cover 1800 square feet.
I realized then I had miscalculated and had to drive 40 miles to buy 3 more buckets for my second layer!
I then left it overnight to cure and put second layer down today. Only took 5 1/4 buckets for second layer. It went on smooth as silk!
So I got 210 square feet coverage per bucket on my first layer and about 320 on the second layer. Driveway was really in pretty good shape to start with.
Temps have been in the mid 80's and low humidity. Overnight in the 60's.
Rain forecast tomorrow AM so fingers crossed as second layer will only have about20 hours to cure.
I was lucky and didn't have to use the power mixer. I had one but didn't need it. I just flipped the buckets twice a day for 3 days..
I would definitely order about 20% more than you think you will need. If you don't need it you can take it back..
June 27, 2016