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Old 06-29-2015, 06:32 PM
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Lines In my sealcoating

Hey guys, I own a selacoating business for the last three years and it has been great. Every now and then on a hot day (80 degrees or more) my sealcoat will dry with lines in it (brush marks) It looks like the sealer dried too quick. Has anyone ever experienced this or have a remedy for this? I use 2' and 3' brushes to apply sealer
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Old 06-29-2015, 08:23 PM
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I had that happen to me last year. Seal master told me to add a few gallons of water on the hot days
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Old 06-29-2015, 08:28 PM
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I had that happen to me last year. Seal master told me to add a few gallons of water on the hot days
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Did that help?
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Old 06-29-2015, 08:53 PM
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It seemed to work out for me just fine. I only had it happen 1 time. So on hot days I add an extra 5 gallons of water. I use 3lbs of sand per gallon. I always change the water in my brush box too. Another this is make sure you don't over pour yourself. I know we get in a hurry sometime and lay down a little too much sealer. Anyone else care to chime in? I bet Joe experienced this in the past.
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Old 06-30-2015, 08:30 AM
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ditto. big drives here, i spray 95% of em, so i have very little problems with lines. a little extra water helps the self leveling factor work as well as giving a little extra time to soak into the asphalt on hot sunny days.
thats assumeing juice is using ct w/30% & 2-3lb per.

some customers have told me they want me to spray it because they dont like the lines. at the same time they dont seem to mind some lines in the trim.

ive been thinking about using roofing felt on all jobs so i could spray by concreet. it is going to add time & extra cost.

i would like to know how many coaters use felt or blocker on cement but getting coaters to chime in on this site is like pulling teeth because of all the secrete rocket science.

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Old 06-30-2015, 08:48 AM
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That roofing felt will get expensive Joe.
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Old 06-30-2015, 08:48 AM
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What about a thin sheet of plywood you can use that over and over
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Old 06-30-2015, 09:31 AM
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been thinking of what 2 use. dont want 2 move it as i go. a 36" roll x 144 ft could b cut in 1/2 so u would have 288 ft. the average job 4 me would use about 25-30 ft. i have very little overspray so i think it could b used a few times. so maybe 10 jobs new & maybe use 4 times thats about 40 drives, maybe more. extra cost would b passed on to customer. bigest thing 4 me is to change my work habbets. old dog.
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Old 06-30-2015, 11:28 AM
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yea that is a good idea. A roll of felt out my way is about 17 bucks so looking at again it wouldn't be a huge cost to cover.
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I just cut in near interlock and garage with the spray wand with no tip, then pass with a small brush for edges. Then lay down a down a full sheet of plywood near the edge, usually half way in the middle of the edges done by brush

Can barely tell my brush marks.
I never had good luck putting the plywood sheet directly near the asphalt/border.
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