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How to apply driveway sealer

3 hours | med. difficulty | 9 STEPS

Your driveway is one of the first things people see when visiting your home, and rejuvenating its appearance should be done every few years. Keeping your driveway maintained can also save you money in the long run. With a few common tools and a little bit of elbow grease, you’ll have a driveway with a “just paved” look in no time. 

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

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Make sure to start early in the day to allow for plenty of drying time.

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Start by cleaning the driveway and brushing off all debris.

A leaf blower works well for this.

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Clean out any grass or weeds in cracks.

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Remove any oil spills with a cleaner and scrub with a brush.

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Wash the driveway.

You can use a hose and stiff cleaning brush or a pressure washer with a low-pressure tip.

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Repair any cracks.

Use the trowel and broom to remove loose asphalt. Fill the cracks with the recommended repair compound and let it cure.

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Apply the driveway sealer.

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Set the empty pails at the end of driveway.

This is to prevent cars from parking on the fresh sealer.

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Wait for it to dry.

The sealer will be dry to the touch in about 4 hours. Wait the recommended time (usually 24 – 48 hours) before driving on it.