Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 52
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MikeB Took two coats
In my experience the coverage stated is wildly optimistic. I have 2000 square feet and it took two coats and five containers to do the job properly. My driveway was previously sealed. I choose the product because of the 10 year durability guarantee (although who knows how I would collect on that) and ease of application with a roller. Check your driveway very closely. There are often irregularities (e.g., pebble-sized holes and hairline cracks) that are not easy to spot until they are highlighted with the first pass of the product. If I had it to do over I would use the Optimum 8 year. This product is best suited for a nearly prefect driveway, perhaps no more than a year old.
August 8, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by kxc Does not do the job
Date: 5/15/2015 10:00AM-2:00PM, Sunday
Location: Harford County, MD
Weather: Upper 50's and low 60's. Sunny on windy side
Driveway: Two years old brand new driveway, never sealed. Hose-washed twice
Experience: Painted driveway 4-5 times on previous house using concrete sealer
After stirring well, applied the product like paint using a roller. First coding up and down on four feet strip and second coding on same strip left and right. I finished the 3 buckets in 3-4 hours on approx. 800 sq. feet driveway. The product does not self-leveling so it left multiple strokes on the surface but looked ok from twenty feet away. Monday was similar good weather day. I let it dry without any foot traffic. And Tuesday 10AM stated raining and on and off until evening. I let the cars roll in at 7PM. The result was very disappointing. The sealer barely can hold on small car and it’s a disaster for the SUV. It left clear track print on my garage. It simple does not work as it advertised. It's the most expensive product on the home depot rack and brand itself with quick dry formula (4 hours ready for car traffic). I sealed my old driveway multiple times and never have any problems. The product is a low quality product and leaves a mass in the garage.
May 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rodan Less than one month and product of flaking off.
I am very disappointed with this product. Contemplate removing this product if it fails before you buy it. Research how well the manufacture and seller stand behind the product and what is really guaranteed.
I bought it because it stated to have ten year durability which was a strong selling point. Additionally the low odor was another plus. It was easy to apply. Less than a month later it is flaking off. The flaking is occurring under the tire tracks. The driveway was properly prepared per the instructions and the weather was good. I have never had any problems before when using Black Jack driveway sealer from Lowe’s. The loss of the cost of the product is nothing compared the headache it is going to be to try to remove this mess. I should have researched it online prior to using it. Please learn from my experience and stay away from this product. You will be glad you did.
My preparation and application:
I power washed the driveway first with just water. The next day I used a stiff bristle broom and scrubbed with degreaser. Then I thoroughly power washed the driveway. I allowed the driveway to dry for two days of 80 degree plus weather. Prior to application of the product I used a blower to make the driveway was free of any debris or dust. I made sure it was thoroughly mixed. Using a 1/2 in. nap roller I applied two coats because the product is very thin. I waited 48 hours before parking vehicles on it. At first it looked very good but now three weeks later is if flaking off.
August 11, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Kurt Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
Last year I tried this stuff out and blamed the poor outcome on myself. It was hot and later in the afternoon after the sun had been on the driveway for hours, so the product dried quickly and was clumpy and left stripes. So, this year, I started early in the morning, used an electric drill rod mixer for a few minutes and its still a clumpy mess. It is definitely less striped, but its still inconsistently clumpy. Despite mixing it very well, it separates quickly, probably owing to its thickness, and leaves clumpy sand around. I used a disposable paint tray and 12 inch roller to do the first pass, and then just dumped the rest out on the driveway and spread it around as best I could. The bonus is you end up with a large glob of tar sand at the bottom of the bucket that you can dig out and use a brush to spread into cracks.
The only people I would recommend this to are those who want a quick-and-dirty gritty driveway that will dry fast. If you want a pretty, glossy, smooth driveway, this is not your product.
I will not be using it again. I've learned my lesson. I want a pretty, glossy, smooth driveway that looks like an oil slick in the rain.
August 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fred Very Good
Looks good and seems to be durable. Will use again.
July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GirlPower Does the job very well.
It was easy to apply but you need to mix very well, use paint mix drill thing.
I poured it straight onto the driveway and then used a roller to spread it out.
Temperature was in the 70's and it dries much quicker and uses more per square foot as it gets hotter in the day. It covers well and you have to go over the same area a few times to make sure you get everything.
Use wide paint brush to paint edges if you have brick.
BUY MUCH MORE THAN YOU THINK, you will need it, you can always return what you do not use.
I calculated that I needed 8 but I used 14 until I was satisfied.
October 20, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Leslie Never again
Horrible product. Applied exactly as stated on directions and product did not fill the minor cracks on my 3yr old driveway. Square footage that it is supposed to cover was way off and I had to purchase double the amount needed. Overlapping did not help because some spots were much lighter than the rest of the driveway.
June 15, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Loghouse Driveway Sealer
Product was easy to work with. This was my first application on a new asphalt drive. The only thing that was an issue was that the sq. ft. coverage advertised was not even close. Maybe because it was a new drive it sucked up a lot of sealer. A note pertaining to this should be put on product info. sheet. Overall I give this product a high rating and would use again.
May 24, 2016