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    Tarmac drive seal

    Just wondered if anyone could offer an opinion on products like this:

    https://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Quic...---5L/p/240296

    Are they worth the cost, time and effort? Do they improve the look of a tired surface? Do they last or will they wear where the car comes in and out? Is there a better product that this Wickes one I found randomly? Anything else I should know?

    As always, very grateful for any thoughts.

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    On the recommendation of a tarmac company we had a drive recovered with Tarmaseal, the principal reason they gave was that it lasted a lot longer than the bitumen-based sealers. That was about 7 years ago and it still looks good today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    On the recommendation of a tarmac company we had a drive recovered with Tarmaseal, the principal reason they gave was that it lasted a lot longer than the bitumen-based sealers. That was about 7 years ago and it still looks good today.

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    Thanks. Seven years? Iíll take that!

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    I apply the black drive seal every two years as it does start to fade. As long as you clean the drive throughly before application, its really easy and quick apply with a roller and pole attachment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    On the recommendation of a tarmac company we had a drive recovered with Tarmaseal, the principal reason they gave was that it lasted a lot longer than the bitumen-based sealers. That was about 7 years ago and it still looks good today.

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    Iíve used this. Not cheap. I gave it 2 coats. They do sell it directly on eBay, I found it was worth waiting for some sort of 10% off voucher or the like.
    That was only a year ago but it looks really good so far.


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    Quote Originally Posted by davida View Post
    I apply the black drive seal every two years as it does start to fade. As long as you clean the drive throughly before application, its really easy and quick apply with a roller and pole attachment.
    Thanks.

    Was that the Tarmaseal that ralphy mentioned or another product?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    Iíve used this. Not cheap. I gave it 2 coats. They do sell it directly on eBay, I found it was worth waiting for some sort of 10% off voucher or the like.
    That was only a year ago but it looks really good so far.
    Thanks, that's helpful. There's a fair amount of prepping to do, by the looks, so think it's worth paying for a premium product that works!

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    Sorry to hijack the thread but those that have used these products have you had to deal with moss in the tarmac?
    If so what did you do before sealing? And does the moss come back?
    Thanks for any help, amazing the stuff I find out on here!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter franks View Post
    Sorry to hijack the thread but those that have used these products have you had to deal with moss in the tarmac?
    If so what did you do before sealing? And does the moss come back?
    Thanks for any help, amazing the stuff I find out on here!!!
    Prior to having the sealant applied on our tarmac drive it was treated with a product called Wet & Forget to kill the moss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter franks View Post
    Sorry to hijack the thread but those that have used these products have you had to deal with moss in the tarmac?
    If so what did you do before sealing? And does the moss come back?
    Thanks for any help, amazing the stuff I find out on here!!!

    Not at all, good shout.

    Think I once had a thread about how to kill moss on tarmac. Jeyes fluid used to be perfect but they reformulated it and it no longer works. I ended up buying some quite expensive stuff which seemed to be quite toxic - you had to wear a mask when applying! That wet & forget sounds worth a try. Rated here: https://upgardener.co.uk/best-moss-killer/

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    Yes Iíve used wet and forget as well, it works really well.
    Also dishwasher salt sprinkled over moss and left for a few weeks turns it brown, then just power wash or even brush it away with a stiff brush.


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    Thanks guys for the moss info, looks like I'll add this to the never ending list of jobs!!!

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    Slightly diluted white vinegar will get rid of moss

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    Quote Originally Posted by David_D View Post
    Thanks.

    Was that the Tarmaseal that ralphy mentioned or another product?
    I use the Thompsons stuff from B&Q.

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    Iron sulfate cheap and effective for moss. Pretty harmless too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Iron sulfate cheap and effective for moss. Pretty harmless too.
    Good at killing moss on lawns, not so good on tarmac or concrete as it will stain those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    Good at killing moss on lawns, not so good on tarmac or concrete as it will stain those.

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    Maybe concrete but is that a problem on black tarmac that is going to be painted?

    What colour does it stain? Turns moss black on lawns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Maybe concrete but is that a problem on black tarmac that is going to be painted?

    What colour does it stain? Turns moss black on lawns.
    Basically itís rust - is that iron oxide? Anyway, characteristic brown colour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David_D View Post
    Basically itís rust - is that iron oxide? Anyway, characteristic brown colour.
    Okay, makes sense!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Maybe concrete but is that a problem on black tarmac that is going to be painted?

    What colour does it stain? Turns moss black on lawns.
    It will stain both concrete and tarmac, How much the over-treatment will cover it depends on how bad the staining is and how many coats of treatment are applied. Iron sulphate is not recommended, whereas other products such as Wet & Forget are.



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