The Rust-Oleum EpoxyShield asphalt repair line offers homeowners an easy way to take care of their driveway by sealing it themselves. The three asphalt repair and coating products offered in the EpoxyShield line can help restore and repair your driveway in less time and will last longer than other products available.
It is very user friendly with low-odor, quick dry times and easy applications.
The EpoxyShield asphalt driveway products include:
- Blacktop coating
- Blacktop patch and crack filler
- Blacktop filler sealer
These blacktop restoration and protectant epoxy formulas are made partially from recycled tires. They also feature quick, four hour dry times. The coating products are long lasting and restore old weathered driveways leaving a jet black finish. The special epoxy in EpoxyShield also helps protect asphalt from de-icing salts, gasoline and oil.
Before you use EpoxyShield products, you should:
- Thoroughly clean and degrease the entire driveway
- Dig out debris from cracks and holes
- Trim surrounding grass
- Rinse driveway with water and allow to dry
The manufacturer also recommends using EpoxyShield Blacktop Cleaner & Degreaser (sold separately).
EpoxyShield blacktop coating:
Where to Get It
This coating should be used if you just need to coat and protect a relatively new driveway with no cracks or damage. If you have considerable damage to your driveway, using the EpoxyShield asphalt filler prior to coating is recommended.
The coating can be applied with a heavy nap roller right out of the bucket. It rolls on just like paint, and you should use much less EpoxyShield compared to other coatings. One two gallon bucket coats a 600 square foot driveway. If you use other coatings it could take up to 10 gallons to cover a similar area.
The EpoxyShield blacktop coating product is water based, which means clean up can be done with soap and water. It is also low odor producing so you don’t have to worry about fumes while working.
EpoxyShield coating dries fast. Your driveway should be dry enough for foot traffic after just an hour. You will be able to drive on it just four hours after application.
EpoxyShield patch and crack filler:
Where to Get It
The patch and crack filler may be necessary if you are coating a damaged or older driveway. The filler can be used before coating to fix any holes or cracks that will retain water.
This filler is a dry powder, and comes in a 10 lb. container. It can be mixed with water to fill holes one inch deep, and cracks 1/2 inch wide. EpoxyShield patch and crack filler has the added advantage that it can be mixed with pea gravel, in addition to water, to fix larger damaged areas.
The manufacturer recommends this product not be used when there is rain in the forecast for at least 24 hours, or if the temperature will drop below 40 degrees. The filler can be applied at hotter temperatures if the driveway is slightly dampened with no puddles. These are common temperature ranges for this type of product.
It takes 24 hours for the patch and crack filler to completely set.
Blacktop filler sealer:
Where to Get It
This filler sealer coats and fixes minor imperfections in your driveway with a single application. It withstands the elements, and the jet black color does not fade. Coating area will vary depending on how porous your driveway may be. It comes in 3.5 gallon buckets.
Rust-Oleum EpoxyShield filler sealer needs to be applied with a floor or driveway squeegee. Simply cut in the outside edges with a brush or roller, then pour the sealer directly onto the driveway. Use the squeegee to spread the sealer evenly across the driveway. A second coat is preferable to a thick first application to avoid peeling.
The dry time on the filler sealer is four hours.
The EpoxyShield filler sealer should only be applied when the temperature range is between 50 and 90 degrees. If the surface area is in direct sunlight, or the surface temperature of the driveway is above 100 degrees, dampening with a hose is recommended.
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