Acrylic Asphalt

Acrylic asphalt sealers are typically sold at hardware stores and it is used for asphalt surface protection.

Acrylic sealers are water based products and stores, such as home improvement stores, often sell them in large 5 gallon buckets.

While in storage, the acrylic sealer has settled so that the protective ingredients have sunk to the bottom of the bucket and the water component floats on top of it.

That is why it is so important to shake the bucket well before applying to the asphalt, in order to get the ingredients mixed for correct composition.

When applied, the acrylic sealer will form a protective layer on top of the asphalt, very much like a thin layer of plastic.

Some manufacturers recommend reapplying the acrylic sealer every 2 years, but in real life, how often you need to do so depends very much on the amount of traffic the asphalt sees throughout the years.

Because the acrylic sealer is water based, it is more environmentally friendly than some other sealants.

Many also consider the acrylic sealer easy to apply, comparable in application to regular painting.

Some of the ways to apply acrylic sealer to the asphalt include paint rollers, broom, mops and squeegees. To choose a correct type, the personnel at hardware/home improvement stores will help you out.

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