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  1. How to Paint Parking Lot

    Painting a parking lot is not the same as painting on a canvas. The semi-flexible surface of asphalt makes it impossible to use just any type of paint. You need a more durable version that can withstand high foot and car traffic, as well as different weather conditions. 

    If you want to achieve the best results, you  need to invest and use dedicated parking lot paint supplies. You should also know the proper method on how to paint a parking lot so lines and signs will last. 

    What parking lot paint should you use?

    There are several parking lot paints that you can get. They are formulated specifically for asphalt or concrete. Two of the most popular options are  water-based and  oil-based.

    Water-based asphalt

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  2. Choosing the Best Parking Lot Striping Paint

    There's nothing more frustrating than putting time and effort into line striping, only to find those lines fading and peeling within weeks. To save you from repainting costs and more work, you will need the right parking lot striping paint for the project. But, with so many options, how do you find the right one for the job?  

    Read the product label

    Paint products have labels. Use it to determine whether or not it is appropriate for pavement applications. You should look for the words "traffic paint." It is commonly placed on either the front or the back of the packaging.

    If you use a different paint, you will be wasting a lot money. Regular paint has a different formula or mix that isn't suitable for asphalt. Over time, the lines will fade, peel, and wear out. So, you want to use a parking lot paint with long-lasting results.

    What kind of traffic pavement marking paint to consider? 

    Shopping for

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  3. Removing Oil Stains from Asphalt

    Oil and grease don't only leave nasty stains on driveways and parking lots: if left untreated, they will saturate your asphalt and dissolve the pavement's binder. Over time, this will lead to cracks, potholes, and an early deterioration of the asphalt. 

    This is why removing oil stains from asphalt should be done regularly. It isn't only for aesthetic appeal. It also avoids expensive asphalt repairs and improves the lifespan of your driveway or parking lot. So, what do you do to have your asphalt stain-free again? Don't despair! Action Seal is here to help. We've made an easy step-by-step guide for you. 

    Step 1 - Assess the damage 

    Before we jump to removing the stains, let's find out the condition of your pavement first. Take a screwdriver and poke the stain. If it goes through, then the asphalt has already sustained significant damage. You should repair it as soon as possible to avoid further damage. Before applying a 

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  4. How to Use Driveway Sealer

    A fresh coat of driveway sealer always makes a dramatic difference in how good a home looks, but it is so much more than that! Like so many home maintenance projects, there is more than meets the eye. Just as wood needs stain to protect it from water damage, your asphalt also needs protection. Sun and rain weather, hot and cold temperatures, all dry out the surface and leave your pavement open to more damage. You need to apply a seal coat every two years will keep the surface safe, protected, and looking fantastic.

    Surface Protection Matters to What’s Underneath

    We wax our car and use lotion on our skin for protection. Driveway sealer does the same thing for your asphalt. It protects and seals the surface to keep water out. Well-Looked after asphalt will make water bead up and roll away just as a freshly waxed car will. Take the time to throw a bucket of water on your parking area and see what happens. Is t

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  5. Step-By-Step Repair Asphalt Driveway Guide

    Do you have asphalt driveway problems like cracks and holes? Don’t fret! Do-it-yourself job it is not difficult, and it gives you years more use from your pavement.

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  6. Choosing the Right Seal Asphalt for your Driveway

    If you want your driveway to have a beautiful slate-black look, you need a high-quality seal asphalt. However, what's the best choice if there are so many options available? Before you purchase online or in-stores, it's essential that you identify first what makes a high-grade seal asphalt different from cheap ones.

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  7. 4 Seal Coat Application Tips You Should Follow

    By now, you should already know that applying sealing to your asphalt driveway is not only a recommended step to maintaining it but a requirement altogether. Sealing your driveway will help you avoid the trouble of having to re-lay asphalt to your entire pavement because of too many cracks, holes, and other damage.

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  8. Do-It-Yourself Crack Filling Guide for Homeowners

    Crack filling asphalt is the best way to extend the life of your blacktop for many years to come. However, it is not as simple as pouring a sealant and calling it a day. There is a proper way to do so.

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  9. The Importance of Asphalt Sealcoating

    Protecting asphalt surfaces isn't complicated, as long as you have the right asphalt sealcoating equipment and sealcoating products. Fortunately, you are at the right place because here at Action Seal, you can find all the supply and material whether you are a homeowner, small property owner, or a professional sealcoating contractor.

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  10. How to Start Your Asphalt Repair Business

    Far too many individuals start their business with little else than a couple of buckets of asphalt sealer, a squeegee, and a pickup truck. However, they quickly find out that they are losing money and not seeing the desired results that they need to earn a good living in the asphalt industry. This very scenario is what had put many, many contractors out of business before they actually had an opportunity for real success. So, how do you start your asphalt repair business and make it profitable? Let’s find out.

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