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:
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)
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
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?