Sealing an already painted driveway: DIY, please advise

Sealing an already painted driveway: DIY, please advise


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Sealing an already painted driveway: DIY, please advise
Old 12-01-2018, 11:37 PM
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Default Sealing an already painted driveway: DIY, please advise

I would like to, as a DIY project, seal an already painted driveway mainly to sustain the integrity of the paint so it does not start to chip and such.
Anyone with experience in 1) how to prep the driveway as I would presume a pressure washer would be too harsh and may damage the paint and 2) recommend a specific sealant for painted driveways. I have seen numerous driveway sealers but none that appear specific to painted driveways. I have attempted to search the above two questions on this site with no luck.
Thank you very much!!!

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Old 12-02-2018, 06:19 AM
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The professionals spray 2 coats after washing driveway. You can usually tell a DIY by the roller streaks and different thickness when the sun shines on the driveway.
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Old 12-02-2018, 07:54 AM
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I painted my sidewalk and Ace Hardware recommended a sealer. No brush stokes and it looks as good as when I first painted it 3 years ago.
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Old 12-02-2018, 11:06 AM
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I am not sure if all of the sealers are compatible with all of the paints, so if you can determine the original paint used, you should be able to get a suitable sealer. Now one word of caution, be sure to add shark grip or equal traction enhancer or you may end up with a skating rink when your driveway was wet. Our driveway was painted with a Xylene based paint, and had shark grip added as part of the process. It is due to be sealed in about 2 years.
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