(Note: If product is not available to order in your area that is due to nighttime temperatures. Product may not cure and/or track in late Fall and early Spring applications). Latex-ite 4.75 Gal. Color Grade Blacktop Driveway Filler/Sealer in Dark Beige is the first tinted sealant for blacktop. Color grade is a ready-to-use, low VOC, water based sealer designed to beautify and protect your blacktop driveway with color. Color grade is a durable, tinted filler or sealer that resists hot tire pick-up, chemicals and leaves a non-skid finish. The lighter version Gray or Beige will help reduce heat buildup on your blacktop. For use on exterior blacktop only (previously sealed or unsealed). Not for use on concrete. Not for use on commercial parking lots. Check the weather and make sure no rain is forecast and it is at least 55°F at night (a cold driveway will not allow the sealer to cure properly and may track).
Approximately 400 sq. ft. to 500 sq. ft. coverage for good condition, smooth or previously sealed blacktop
Approximately 300 sq. ft. to 400 sq. ft. coverage for moderate condition, minor cracking or graying blacktop
Approximately 200 sq. ft. to 300 sq. ft. coverage for poor condition, rough or unsealed blacktop
Coverage will vary based on blacktop condition
2 coats (maximum) must be applied to achieve color uniformity completing each coat in one continuous application to prevent color shading
Make sure to check color sample image on HomeDepot.com to see actual color
Test a small area prior to coating entire driveway so you can see the color (remember you are covering black so apply 2 coats) - dark beige will dry darker than the lid color in photo - please check the color card image for actual color
Apply with squeegee (no rollers) - brushes are fine for the edges
Remember: clean your driveway thoroughly so sealer will bond and make sure you do not seal when it is cold outside, it must be at least 55° at night for sealer to properly cure and last
Do not seal in early spring or late fall as the sealer will not last; it will not cure properly and may track
Ideal for sealing hairline cracks in blacktop driveways and walkways with color
Durable, low VOC formula
Car traffic ready 24 hours minimum, longer dry time recommended in higher humidity or cooler temperatures
Wait at least 30-days before rinsing or cleaning, use a mild detergent as needed, areas that have scuffed can be cleaned with soap, water and brush after 30-days, use only a mild or diluted soap or detergent, the use of pressure washers and abrasive cleaners should be limited to avoid sealer failure
An annual touch-up may be required in some areas subject to frequent tire traffic
Color grade will not work on stamped asphalt
For large jobs it's a good idea to use a new 30 Gal. trash can, open and pour in 4 or 5 pails and using a mud flap and drill, mix as this will help you achieve consistent color
Achieves lower surface temperatures with lighter color surface and higher reflectivity
Used along with black sealer for Pickleball/Basketball courts in driveway… color is nice… and have already noticed that the beige color seems cooler… doesn’t get as hot or radiate as much heat as the black.
Aug 25, 2020
Been 2 weeks. No problems. Works!...
Been 2 weeks. No problems. Works!
Jun 9, 2015
More effort & cost than you imagine, but ultimately worth it
In June 2015 I surfaced my 6000 square feet driveway in Westchester County NY with the brick red Latex-ite. The result exceeded my expectations, but the effort was also beyond my expectations. Here are some of the lessons I learnt:
1) PREPARATION. I used gap sealer to fill cracks for several weeks before applying the sealant. I used 6 one gallon containers of gap sealer, and had to apply two coatings to many of the gaps.
On the day of sealing, I scraped the edging and used a power blower to clear the entire surface. We then used paint brushes to apply 1 tub of the Brick Red sealer to the edges, covering a width of about 6 inches. This took four people a couple of hours.
2) MIXING. I used 42 tubs, each of 4.75 gallons (yes, forty two!). Mixing was easy, because I had the right tools – a Bosch variable speed drill, and a proper mixer (Drum Mixer, 4 1/2 In Dia. High Viscosity) that cost $50. Don’t waste your time with cheap mixers. It took me about one minute to mix each tub.
3) FIRST COAT. Two of us carried/poured the tubs, and the other two of us used an 18 inch rubber squeegee to spread. Don’t use a roller, because it doesn’t fill cracks. We only got about 200 square feet of coverage per tub. That took us 4 hours. It was dry to walk on after another 4 hours, but where it had seeped into cracks, it took up to 48 hours to dry. Where there was an excessive thickness of sealer, it cracked as it dried. We filled the cracks using a paint brush after 48 hours.
4) SECOND COAT. We waited three days before applying the second coat. This took half the effort (two people, 400 square feet per tub, about 4 hours). The surface was OK to drive a vehicle on after about 3 days. The tires on my vehicles picked up a red film for the first week or so.
5) WEATHER. It is difficult to find a window of weather for this job. When I called Dalton, they were very clear about the minimum temperature (55 degrees) and absence of rain for 36 hours. The coating is water soluble, which makes it easy to wash out of your shoes and tools, but it also makes it susceptible to being washed away by a shower of rain. It took us one day for the first coat, three days of hardening, one day for the second coat, and then two days of hardening – a total of 7 days. It is really rare to have a whole week of dry weather on the NorthEast in June!
6) RESULT. I am very pleased with the finished result. The color is more brick than red, but it is fine. The cracks are almost invisible. It cost me $2500 in materials and another $500 in hired labor, but it is worth it. However a rain downpour could have wiped out that $3000 in an hour!
7 people found this helpful
Oct 5, 2012
Very Satisfied with results
We applied the product today to our 40' x 20' driveway. Driveway was in average to good shape to begin with. It took 3 buckets to finish the job. The product goes on very easliy and covers remarkably well. We did 2 coats and the finished producted looked fantastic. The second coat wasnt needed for color but it made the driveway exceptionally smooth..almost like concrete. If we had to point out anything negative it would be the seperation of chemicals quickly...making stirring a regular chore. Overall the finished product was impressive to say the least...this was verified by the constant parade of vehicles stopping to ask how we did it and to mention how good it looked.
20 people found this helpful
Aug 28, 2021
Jul 21, 2021
Very unhappy with this purchase each time it rains...
Very unhappy with this purchase each time it rains the finishing is gets blotchy and scratches real easy I don't understand why as I put to coats on and preped the driveway
Jul 18, 2021
Some of the buckets were liquid and some were sludge...
Some of the buckets were liquid and some were sludge and hard to manage.
2 people found this helpful
Jul 16, 2021
Product was delivered quickly and was easy to apply.
Product was delivered quickly and was easy to apply.
Jul 16, 2021
have used Latex-ite products for driveway "black sealant" in the past with great success, decided...
have used Latex-ite products for driveway "black sealant" in the past with great success, decided to use Latex-ite color grade sealant in "Dark Beige" change look of drive, ordered three 4.75 pails...2 of the pails I received by ship to home were defective unusable product, sealant was the consistency of drywall mud, tried diluting with water to get product to pour out onto driveway ruined the sealer and stained my driveway.
A waste of money at over $63/pail for color sealant and a big mess...!
5 people found this helpful
Jul 16, 2021
Easy to apply, place bucket upside down the night before application for best results. Love the c...
Easy to apply, place bucket upside down the night before application for best results. Love the color, true to picture.
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