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Which driveway sealer to buy ?

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  • May 19th, 2017 12:50 pm
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Jan 27, 2017
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Which driveway sealer to buy ?

Looking for a driveway sealer there are many types, are they all the same ?
Prefer a glossy finish.

Thanks
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Canada, Eh!!
Get Q every summer.

None of them really last that well, some are better then others but you are probably looking at re sealing in 2-3 years even with the top of the line airplane sealer from CT.

Used mainly different variations of the airplane sealer in the past but did try the Rustoleum product 2 years ago; was on sale for around $25. Nothing great but wear is bit better. Not that it is a thick product so need to mix well and coverage not as good as the thinner sealers.
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I've had excellent results with Resistoseal contractor grade sealer. It should be available at Rona in a red bucket.
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BMWM10 wrote:
May 17th, 2017 7:15 pm
Looking for a driveway sealer there are many types, are they all the same ?
Prefer a glossy finish.

Thanks
There are huge differences in driveway sealers. The ones at the bigbox stores are designed for yearly reapplication and truly do not protect your driveway. If they did, then oil and solvents shouldn't leave stains on them. They basically make you feel good that your driveway is black.

If you really want to protect your asphalt and extend its life, call a professional and have them apply a true commercial grade product. Yes, its a lot more $ than DIY, but there are products out there that can literally double the life of your asphalt and will not allow water, salt, brine, and petrol-chemicals to penetrate into the asphalt. All things that destroy your asphalt. AND the reapplication rate is at about 5 years. Not every year. Just make sure to deal with reputable companies and compare apples to apples. Ask what the product is that they are using: Asphalt cut-back (most popular, shiney, oily and does not protect), asphalt emulsion, coal tar emulsion, or coal tar. Ask for reference properties and how long their product lasts. The guys that work cash don't stick around long.

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