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How to seal & restore tarmac driveways

How to seal & restore tarmac driveways

How to seal & restore tarmac driveways

This guide explains how to easily colour restore faded tarmac driveways & parking areas.

Tarmac is relatively easy to restore with Floorseal Tarmac Restorer for Driveways. The surface only requires simple preparation & cleaning before sealing work is carried out.

This article is a straightforward guide with useful pointers to undertake basic cleaning, sealing & colour restoring of tarmac driveways and parking areas.

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We have also produced another related guide to cleaning tarmac (links in the footer).

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Seal and restore faded tarmac driveways to a fresh new look

How to clean tarmac before sealing & colour restoring

You should pressure wash your tarmac before any sealing work is carried out. Remove any loose debris and general organic growth. Lightly pressure washing your tarmac does not damage the surface and will remove a lot of the obvious issues.

Light moss infestations can be removed via pressure washing, algae is usually removed by following this method as well.

We recommend at least using a hosepipe to remove any loose debris and sweep the surface clean once dry.

clean tarmac driveways thoroughly to remove organic debris and moss before sealing and restoring the surface

Pre-clean your tarmac with Green Remover Concentrate

We then recommend pre-cleaning your tarmac with Floorseal Green Remover Concentrate. Once the surface is pressure washed or generally cleaned apply this product to the surface. The surface should be dry before application with no rain likely in the next 12 hours.

We recommend applying this product at least a week or two before sealing & colour restoring. Once the moss browns, pressure wash away (or scrape) and then apply Green Remover Concentrate again a few days before any colour restoring is carried out.

What does Floorseal Tarmac Restorer for Driveways do?

Tarmac Restorer for Driveways rejuvenates the colour of faded black tarmacs. Replenishing fading tarmac to the colour of a new tarmac.

This tarmac sealer penetrates the surface of the tarmac, recolouring its surface from within. This process invigorates the appearance of older tarmacs or a tarmac which has become discoloured with mud, dust or organic contaminations.

Tarmac Restorer for Driveways is perfect for old or new tarmacs which require colour restoring. This tarmac restorer will produce a near matt finish on older or newly laid tarmacs.

Tarmac Restorer for Driveways is not a thick paint prone to peeling and cracking. It is a penetrating sealer which recolours from within. Perfect for tarmac which always suffers from becoming hot in summer and very cold and wet in the winter.

Use Tarmac Restorer for Driveways by Floorseal to easily seal and restore old faded tarmac

Does tarmac need to be dry before colour restoring?

Yes, the tarmac should be clean and dry, free from loose grit and organic growth. Do not clean and try to seal tarmac on the same day it will need to fully dry after cleaning.

How to apply Floorseal Tarmac Restorer for Driveways

Floorseal Tarmac Restorer for Driveways should be applied in 2 coats with a masonry roller. You can cut in around the edges (or awkward areas like pipework) using a brush. Allow a couple of hours between coats. You may wish to mask off neighbouring driveways, edging blocks & pathways.

Apply the product in 2 thin coats, do not park cars on the tarmac for at least 24 hours. Do not apply if rain is imminent, this sealer & restorer requires 24 hours to cure, but it will be touch dry in one hour or less.

The key to sealing and restoring tarmac driveways in a tidy manner is to 'cut in' the edges with a suitable brush

In conclusion

Floorseal Tarmac Restorer for Driveways is a user-friendly water-based colour restorer for tarmac driveways, paths and parking areas. Apply in 2 thin coats to achieve a sealed & colour restored surface.

Floorseal Green Remover Concentrate is perfect for pre-cleaning driveways for the removal of moss, algae & other organic contaminants. This product can be applied once or twice per year to prevent the formation & regrowth of algae and moss.

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If you are interested in cleaning tarmac please click here to view our associated ‘how to guide’ on cleaning tarmac driveways.

To view all of our handy ‘how to guides’ please click here.

The information contained in this article is not exhaustive. If you need further information please contact Floorseal at (01484) 861461 or email us at Info@floorseal.co.uk our web address is www.floorseal.co.uk