DIY Restoration in Central Coast

Resealing using brush — Astrata Clean n Seal Driveway Restorations in Budgewoi, NSW

Do It Yourself

Do It Yourself?
Sure, it appears simple to reseal or recolour your driveway yourself. However, to be successful, the surface MUST be prepared correctly.

Some things to consider:

  1. Careful High-Pressure Water Cleaning is essential using a minimum 2500 psi with approx. 10 - 15 litres / minute - (the common DIY electric "blasters" from Bunnings are almost useless for this purpose)

  1. The tricky part! When resealing, the new coats MUST bind with the old coat. This is absolutely crucial, and a common reason why some go “milky”. The correct use of solvent(s) to bind the new sealer to the old is essential. The texture, age, and last reseal quality are some factors to consider in determining which solvent(s) to use and in what quantity - usually a combination of xylene/acetone.

Add Up The Cost

When you add up the costs to DIY, why attempt it?
  • Commercial high-pressure water cleaner hire
  • Sealer, appropriate solvent(s)
  • Rollers, brushes, buckets, face masks, petrol
  • Time, stress etc
If it was saving you significant time/money, yes it may be worth the effort, but the fact is we can do a much better job for approx. the $ it costs you to DIY!

So why bother to DIY?
High pressure cleaning — Astrata Clean n Seal Driveway Restorations in Budgewoi, NSW