Choosing Your Asphalt Driveway Coating: Coal Tar Pitch vs Acrylic Based Coating

Choosing Your Asphalt Driveway Coating: Coal Tar Pitch vs Acrylic Based Coating

Asphalt driveway coatings coal tar pitch based or acrylic based have different functions and characteristics. Here are some clarifications that will help you make an enlightened choice in coating for your asphalt driveway.



RESISTOSEAL asphalt protectors contain coal tar pitch. This highly waterproof component allows you to tightly seal the asphalt surface to prevent water penetration. Thicker than acrylic coating, coal tar pitch coating is very effective in impregnating porous asphalt and gives new life to a worn down paved surface by restoring the elasticity lost as bitumen oxidizes.

  • Has a coal tar pitch base
  • Is applied with a scraper
  • Provides superior protection
  • Gives a matte finish




RESISTOSEAL asphalt driveway restorers are water-based acrylic coatings. They freshen up the appearance of driveways in good condition and give them a nice deep black finish. More liquid than coal tar pitch coatings, acrylic-based coatings are well suited for smoother asphalt surfaces.

  • Has an acrylic base
  • Is applied with a roller
  • Restores the appearance
  • Gives driveways a deep black and very glossy finish
  • Produces no unpleasant odor



It is not recommended to use an acrylic-based product on coal tar pitch products, there’s a risk that the product does not adhere to the surface. Instead, use a coal tar-based coating applied on acrylic.


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