Knowing the right steps on how to paint a driveway will ensure a long-lasting finish that has your driveway looking great. Below are instructions for painting a driveway and a list of everything you’ll need for driveway resurfacing.

Haymes Paint is a family run business that has been crafting quality paints since 1935. Our range includes both interior & exterior paints, an artisan collection and paints for textured & timber finishes.

If your driveway needs a refresh and you’re ready to get it looking like new again. 

Below are the items you’ll need for your driveway resurfacing project along with instructions for painting a driveway

What You’ll Need ForDriveway Resurfacing

  • Eye protection
  • Mask 
  • Rubber gloves 
  • Broom
  • Watering can
  • Measuring jug
  • Pressure washer
  • Masking tape
  • Scrubbing brush 
  • Paint stirrer 
  • Metal bucket
  • Roller frame 
  • Extension pole
  • Paint roller and bucket 
  • Can opener
  • Paint mixer
  • Paintbrush

Instructions For Painting A Driveway

For the best results, our paint specialists recommend using the Three P’s when driveway resurfacing: 

1. Planning

  • Choose the paint you wish to use 
  • Use our calculator to work out how much paint you will need or talk to your local Haymes Paint experts who will be able to help you
  • Make sure you have everything you need (see the list above or talk to your local experts) 

2. Preparation

  • Sweep then pressure wash your driveway 
  • Apply Haymes Concrete Etch and work into the driveway with a stiff brush (follow the instructions on the can to ensure you have the right ratios etc)
  • Pressure wash the driveway to remove all Etch residue then allow to dry completely

3. Painting 

  • Make sure the driveway surface is clean
  • Apply two coats of PaveShield. Dilute the first coat with PaveShield Solvent as this will ensure the paint binds to the driveway surface
  • Cut in around the edges with a paintbrush 
  • Use a roller to paint the remainder of the driveway surface. Work in manageable squares and maintain a wet edge to avoid overlap marks 
  • When the first coat has dried, apply the second coat of paint

You should be able to walk on the surface with bare feet after two hours. Wait for seven days before driving on your driveway.

Get Expert Advice On Driveway Resurfacing Today

Visit your local Haymes Paint shop or Independent Stockist to get expert advice on driveway resurfacing and pick up everything you need for your project.