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June 3, 2018
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Spray Vs. Brush Application: The Best Sealcoating Technique

So it’s time to sealcoat your newly paved driveway. If you’ve read the studies, you know that asphalt emulsion is one of the most eco-friendly options available today. But there’s more to sealcoating than just the material.

The way your sealer is applied can have a huge impact on the end results. So before you make a decision, let’s take a look at our favorite method: spray application.

What Is Spray Application?

This method of sealcoating is exactly what it sounds like. Our team uses high pressure sprayers to apply the sealer to your driveway. This method is our favorite for a variety of reasons.

Not only does it speed up the application process, saving you valuable time, but it also guarantees a beautiful finish. Spraying puts more sealer on your driveway. This creates a solid, even seal.

Spray application is one of the most common methods of sealer application techniques. Others in the industry use alternative methods. Another common technique is known as brush application.

Alternative Method: Brush Application

When sealcoating with the brush method, a squeegee type brush is used to move the sealer into place. This process is heavily reliant on manual techniques. The brush operator is responsible for evenly coating the surface by hand.

Because of the manual nature of brush application techniques, it’s possible to find streaks or uneven amounts of sealer in the final results.

The guarantee of a smooth finish is much harder to ensure with brush application. Another drawback is the amount of time it takes to push the sealer into place. Brush application is not ideal for time sensitive projects.

Spray Vs. Brush Application

Let’s take a moment to compare the major differences between using a high pressure sprayer and a squeegee brush for sealcoating. To make things a little easier, we’ve created a table to show the pros and cons of each.

Spray Application Brush Application
Even Coat
No Streaks
Time Sensitive
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Choosing The Best Method

When it comes to sealcoating your driveway, you know your needs better than anyone. If you’re looking for a beautiful finish with time to spare, it’s likely in your best interest to choose sprayer based application.

Here’s a quick time-lapse demonstration of our team sealcoating a driveway with our high pressured sprayers.

If you’re ready to get started or just have a few questions, contact us today!

 

 

 

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