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Driveway resurfacing

Resurface your Driveway in a weekend with Rizistal Tarmac and Asphalt Restorer

Find out how to get your driveway looking like new: Recoat your Driveway with Rizistal Tarmac and Asphalt Restorer, which is as easy to apply as paint. This Driveway resurfacing method is a DIY project that anyone can undertake in a weekend.

Over time the surface of your Tarmac driveway or paths can become eroded, crumbly or discoloured. Rather than laying a new driveway you can simply restore your drive with this easy to apply Tarmac and asphalt restorer.

Driveway Restorer Coverage

Tarmac and asphalt can be quite porous, depending on how well it is compacted so coverage can vary from surface to surface. The manufacturers advise that average coverage is 2 square metres per litre. See how well Rizistal Tarmac and Asphalt Restorer did in our Driveway Resurfacing Product Review, where we tested it out on a real parking bay.

We found the manufacturers guidelines to be quite accurate.

The product starts to cure once it is applied to the surface of the existing driveway or path. Any remaining restorer will last indefinitely in its can, providing it is not exposed to any contaminants or impurities. For this reason you should just tip out, into a paint scuttle or other suitable container, smaller manageable amounts as you coat the surface. Avoid returning any unused restorer to the original can.

Driveway resurfacing using Rizistal Tarmac and Asphalt Restorer

Rizistal Tarmac and Asphalt Restorer is easy to apply using a long-handled roller

How to Apply: Driveway Resurfacing Product

  1. Read the instructions on the tin, and make sure you are taking the correct safety precautions before you start resurfacing your driveway or path
  2. Sweep up first, then depending on the weather you may need to continue to sweep an area in front of you as you apply the restorer
  3. Stir thoroughly and pour the first few litres into a paint scuttle – to avoid contaminating the product in the tin
  4. For the best results over large areas use a roller, and a brush to cut in first, just like painting a wall in your house. It is easier if you use a roller on a long handle to apply the Tarmac restorer
  5. Make sure you get an even coat – do not allow the restorer to puddle. It is better to use two coats rather than having an uneven coating
  6. This driveway restorer product will fill small dips, but for larger holes and cracks you can use the
  7. You can recoat in twelve-hours-time – work at 90 degrees to the application of the first coat to make sure you get an even and complete coverage
  8. Clean up with Rizistal cleaner – Rizistal Safer Solvent – to make sure your tools can be reused

Drying Times and Recoating

The restorer dries quickly and can be walked on after only 5 hours. However Rizistal strongly recommend allowing it to cure fully for 12 hours before driving on it. Make sure that the surface is dry before painting it on and for the best result you should try to choose a day where it will stay dry for the full twelve-hour curing time for the best results. If you can in Britain of course!

When completely cured the restorer will withstand temperatures ranging from -10°C to +40°C. That should cover the worst British winter and the best British summer!

See DIY Doctor’s You Tube Video on how it was done.

Driveway Resurfacing Project

The Driveway Resurfacing Project was Completed in a Weekend


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