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i see lowes has rollers for driveway sealer, kind of like paint
rollers only bigger. instead of a squeegee or brush. what does the
assembled wisdom say about this?

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On Aug 7, 10:41�pm, z wrote:
i see lowes has rollers for driveway sealer, kind of like paint
rollers only bigger. instead of a squeegee or brush. what does the
assembled wisdom say about this?


home depot was out of brushes and with family coming I was in a rush.

So I bought a broom and washed it out when done.

the longer handle on the broom was easier on my back than the cheap
short handled sealer bush.

rollers should work well too
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i see lowes has rollers for driveway sealer, kind of like paint
rollers only bigger. instead of a squeegee or brush. what does the
assembled wisdom say about this?


I would think a roller would not push or force the sealer into the tiny
nooks and crannies as a brush does. Though I've never used one I'd
think the squeegee is much better ar providing a consistant thickness of
the coat, too.

If you try it, let us know?


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i see lowes has rollers for driveway sealer, kind of like paint
rollers only bigger. instead of a squeegee or brush. what does the
assembled wisdom say about this?


I don't think it really matters if you use a roller, brush, or
squeegee. As long as the tool is wide enough to be efficient
it will work.

I've been using the same squeegee every year since 1986.
I have never cleaned it after use. It is now just a long handled
Tee with 20 or so coats of sealant on it. I can easily stretch a
400 square foot pail to 900 square feet if I choose to. That
should tell you that it's more in the application than it is in the
applicator.
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On Aug 8, 11:17�am, "TWayne" wrote:
i see lowes has rollers for driveway sealer, kind of like paint
rollers only bigger. instead of a squeegee or brush. what does the
assembled wisdom say about this?


I would think a roller would not push or force the sealer into the tiny
nooks and crannies as a brush does. �Though I've never used one I'd
think the squeegee is much better ar providing a consistant thickness of
the coat, too.

If you try it, let us know?


thats my theory on why brushing paint is better than rolling


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z writes:
i see lowes has rollers for driveway sealer, kind of like paint
rollers only bigger. instead of a squeegee or brush. what does the
assembled wisdom say about this?


For many years, I have been using a 9" long, THICK nap foam roller to
get the edges between our driveway and the brick border since I find
it hard to perfectly control the squeegee along the border and not get
the bricks messy.

Works just fine but I would think that over longer distances that the
squeegee is easier/faster than rolling -- especially since half my
work with the squeegee is redistributing the material from one big
puddle to where it needs to be since usually I pour out about 1/4 of a
5 gallon barrel at a time - I would think that a roller would require
more dipping which would take more time.
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i see lowes has rollers for driveway sealer, kind of like paint
rollers only bigger. instead of a squeegee or brush. what does the
assembled wisdom say about this?
Sealant Rollers (and all rollers) are intended for use on Concrete driveways only. An asphalt driveway requires a squeegee for proper application. A sealant brush is the only other alternative for asphalt driveways & sealant. Most sealants will void warranties if a roller is used, as can the contractor who installed the asphalt drive surface.


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