Are concrete driveways easier to stain than asphalt driveways? Are concrete driveways easier to stain than asphalt driveways?

Henry Ford might as well have been referring to asphalt driveways when he said, “You can have any color as long as it is black.” Mr. Ford, of course, was referring to cars, but the same holds true. You can have any stain on asphalt, as long as it is black. This is due to its petroleum-base. Concrete driveways, due to their aggregate nature, are easier to stain, because they are neutral in color to begin with. While it does take more stain to get the hue you want, as the aggregate seems to suck the color from the brush or roller, once you have established the hue, it is very easy to maintain with periodic updates.

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