Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 55
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Product Met Expectations
The product worked exactly as advertised. I put on 2 coats on a driveway that was about 1 year old. It was easy to apply, had good coverage, and dried nicely. I got almost 600 square feet per pail, using the roller method as directed. Based upon some of the reviews, I bought much more, but Home Depot had no problems with the return. The driveway looks brand new.
October 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bear Appears to be just the ticket for a new driveway
The driveway was a light gray (it came that way when I bought it). The driveway finally came to the top of the to do list. Choices were squeegee latex, or something different. When I looked at dollars and sq ft per bucket, the costs ended up being similar.
I did a full prep, using degreaser, blowers, brooms.
My wife and I did close to 1500 sq ft in about an hour and a half. That was the side of the driveway that has hedges and gentle slope, so it was in good condition. Two 18 inch rollers.
The rest of the driveway didn't go quite as well. The erosion was pretty extensive, so the roller didn't make it to the bottom.
I put on a second coat using a 1.5 in nap roller, and that seems to have got it about 95%
I'd recommend this for a previously sealed driveway, or one that is only a couple years old.
There's a couple spots that I may have to resort to the other, but, that's probably 500 sq ft of the 3000 sq ft total.
Just to be honest, I spent a little over 300 on the sealer, and about 50 on rollers and pads. Just toss them, don't try to save them
October 12, 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hawk Great product. Easy to apply.
The sealer was easy to apply. The driveway looked perfect with no blemishes after I applied the sealer (two coats). The only reason I can not give this product 5 stars is because I followed the directions and applied the sealer in sunny 70 degree weather. It rained 48 hours later. When I drove on it after 48 hours my car left tire marks in the driveway. I had to use a paint brush to repaint over the tire tracks. Looks better but noticeable color line marks. Also I followed the advise of the reviews saying that you need more sealer than manufacturer suggest. I used exactly what the instructions recommended. I had to return several containers. I had no problem retuning sealer. Home Depot has a great return policy.
September 15, 2016
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 RACER28 WHAT HAPEND TO THIS PRODUCT?
I DID USED THIS BEFORE AND IT WAS VERY GOOD. SATURDAY I BOUGHT FIVE PAILS AND WHEN I TRIED THE FIRST IT WAS JUST "BLACK WATER", YES I DID MIX WELL, NO SOLIDS UN MIXED.
I RETURNED THE OTHER FOUR PAILS. SO, WHAT HAPEND TO YOUR PRODUCT?
August 28, 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 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