Rained on fresh seal coat now what!?

Old 06-19-22, 10:57 AM
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Rained on fresh seal coat now what!?

I spent 4 hours yesterday power washing and filling cracks before the first coat. I checked the weather all day 0% chance of rain all day so thought i was in the clear. Got the first coat down (seen on the right) waited a few hours put in another coat after. The weather still said no rain so i went inside made dinner just to look outside and notice it starting to rain and then continue to rain for another 4 HOURS. Idk how they miss 4 hours worth of rain in the report that’s beyond me. But today it looks like a salt flat (see left) and it won’t come off with the leaf blower. Has anyone encountered this should i just do another coat next week ? Or is there a way to salvage it.
Old 06-19-22, 11:06 PM
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It looks like it washed off.
What does it say on the can about rain ?
What product did you use ?

You can probably re-coat after it thoroughly dries.
Old 06-19-22, 11:23 PM
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Shame to have put all that time in and been defeated by a missed prediction. Nothing you can do about it but put down a fresh coat assuming that at least the first coat had sufficient time to dry!
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It happens, all you can do is pick up the pieces and go on. I used to paint in fla and if you paid strict attention to the weather forecast you'd never get a job completed. I'd apply another coat of sealer and pray for the best.
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Don’t worry about rain damage until you see the effects of the rainfall. As it looks washed out, allow the driveway to dry completely, then survey your driveway.

In this case, there’s nothing to do but reseal those dull portions when weather permits. If the rain damage is widespread enough, you may have to reseal the entire driveway.

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