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Question DetailsAsked on 10/1/2014

When sealcoating an asphalt driveway, is it better to use a latex, or oil based sealer?

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The very few times I have seen a latex sealer used it was a disaster - peeled within weeks. Have never used it myself, thnk goodness. I would use an oil-based one - not the water-based oil-emulsion junk sold in box stores, but a true asphalt-based asphalt recoating product. OR if being professionally done, I would go with hot-applied asphalt - costs twice as much roughly, but lasts FARRR longer and keeps its good looks for years, not months.

If it says water cleanup (before dried) on the container, it is a water-based emulsion. If it says mineral spirits, kerosene, or other petroleum-based solvent for bcleanup, then it is oil based.

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