PROTECT CONCRETE FROM SPILLS AND STAINS
Drive is a high performance clear sealer for driveways and concrete surface that dries to a high gloss ‘wet look’ clear finish and provides a smooth washable surface, protecting from stains, spills and reducing the ability of moulds, algae and lichen to discolour the surface.
Drive is well suited to protecting new surfaces or restoring aged and faded concrete, stencilled, patterned and stamped concrete.
To keep your driveway or concrete looking great, it is recommended to re-seal the area every 18 - 24 months.
Shalex Drive is designed to seal and protect the surface of concrete to help stop stains from spills and moisture.
By sealing your driveway and concrete you can keep these surfaces looking great for years to come.
Being UV stable, Drive won't discolour or crack under the harsh Australian Sun.
If you are using Drive on horizontal or sloped areas which may become slippery when wet, it is recommended to use an anti-slip additive to help improve grip.
Consider using some of our Anti-Slip Powder which can be found on the Accessories page of our website.
Gloss levels are affected by cleaners and other environmental factors and a loss of gloss is to be expected over time, although the sealer will continue to protect your concrete.
Avoid washing cars or using waxes or detergents on your sealer as these may lead to build up and make re-sealing more difficult.
A simple moisture test is to tape a small square of cling film or plastic to the concrete and leave for an hour or so. If there is no condensation or moisture the surface is generally safe to seal. Note that in colder temperatures, moisture may not be evident.
Stencilled and spray on cement based resurfacing mixes
Excellent penetration and adhesion
May be tinted
Extreme temperatures can affect the finished product.
We do not recommend the use of Drive where surface temperatures exceed 50°C.
For example; outdoor dark slate areas, or slate areas around open fireplaces.
Drive is a solvent based sealer and should not be applied to a surface where a water based sealer has been previously used. If you are re-sealing a surface and unsure, you should test an area with our 'Solvent' to confirm compatibility prior to application.
Hand held sprayers are prone to breakdown as rubber and plastic parts soften as they encounter the solvent.
Apply in well ventilated areas only.
The use of glasses and gloves is recommended to protect the eyes and skin during application.
Drive cures and hardens as the solvent evaporates from the coating. In hot temperatures rapid drying can be problematic and we recommend application early in the day to avoid hot surfaces.
Additional solvent can be added to assist application over hot surfaces or in hot conditions.