What are the best temperatures for sealing a driveway?


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It is recommended to apply driveway sealants in temperatures ranging from 75 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Sealant may, however, be applied when both the air and asphalt have reached a minimum temperature of 65 degrees Fahrenheit and are rising. Sealing should be avoided when temperatures exceed 95 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Driveways should be sealed under clear skies with no chance of rain, as shady or humid conditions cause sealants to take longer to cure. A driveway that is too hot may dry the sealant too fast, resulting in an uneven finish. Sealing a driveway in conditions that are too cold may restrict the sealant from curing the way it should.

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