Black Jack 7 Year Drive-Max 700 Driveway Filler and Sealer (6453-9-30)

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  • Product Type: Driveway Sealer
  • Color: Black
  • Container Size: 4.75 gal.
  • Coating Material: Gel
  • Indoor and Outdoor: Outdoor
  • Color Family: Black
  • Application Method: Brush
  • Coverage Area: 350 sq. ft.
  • Base Material: Gel
  • Finish: Matte
  • Transparency: Clear
  • Gloss Sheen: Gloss
  • Package Size: 5 gal.
  • Material: Gel


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Black Jack Drive-Max 700 7-Year Gel Driveway Filler and Sealer (6453-9-30)
 
3.9

(based on 19 reviews)

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78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Easy to install (10)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (9), Casual do-it-yourselfer (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Worked well and hit target coverage

I had been fixing up our previous house to rent when they chipsealed the street and suddenly made out little strip of asphalt look terrible. It was in ok condition, but is likely...Read complete review

I had been fixing up our previous house to rent when they chipsealed the street and suddenly made out little strip of asphalt look terrible. It was in ok condition, but is likely 10+ years old and gets a lot of abuse. As 7500', we average something like 30' of snow a year, and are above a quarter of the atmosphere so the sun is intense. The wood driveway has to be stained annually even with no traffic and when using stain that says it should last 5 years.

Given all of that, I expected this 200 sqft section to really suck up the coating, likely not getting much more than 1 coat. Instead, it went on smoothly, and I nearly got a complete second coat on. I used a squeegee, and a cheap brush for the edges. While it might not have needed much stirring, it's well worth it to put a paddle on a drill to stir it up. Just remember to clean everything right away with water if you want to keep it, including the bucket if you need another yard bucket.

It looks a bit better than the 5 year version I put on our other driveway a year ago, but I also bought the better stuff hoping it would last longer. While the 5 year formula is doing ok in most places after a year, it is flaking off in a few places that see occasional standing water, along with some other areas that don't. And it didn't hold narrow cracks as well as I had hoped, after 1 year.

If I had my choice, especially if doing a larger area like our main driveway (14 containers last year for a double coat instead of just 1), I would go with the competitor product just because it has a full warranty instead of a prorated warranty. But a month ago it looked like we weren't going to have any more days that were warm enough or even boarder line, so I went with what was handy. So far it's doing well, but the true test will be to see how it's holding up in 2-4 years, and how it does against the chipcoat on the street.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

NOT WORTH IT !

Have sealed over 25 driveways in the past and even used this brand about 3 years ago on my own driveway.Do not believe the container,it is only 4 1/2 gallons instead of the...Read complete review

Have sealed over 25 driveways in the past and even used this brand about 3 years ago on my own driveway.Do not believe the container,it is only 4 1/2 gallons instead of the 5 it once was(economy?).I applied with ideal weather conditions 80-85 degrees, low humidity not a cloud in the sky. It says 24-48 hours dry time,I waited 72 and it was still tacky.My Camry and truck when moved pulled the tread prints right up after being parked for 12 hours after the 72 hrs.dry time.Last time I didn't park on it for about 5 days because of higher humidity and this time it should have been ideal drying conditions.Just got done repairing the bald spots from 8 tires and hope they dry before rain tomorrow, back parking in the yard again.WILL NEVER BUY THIS PRODUCT AGAIN,WHAT A WASTE OF OVER $125!

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5.0

Good Product - Worked Well

By Bob

from Steger, IL

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Black Jack Drive-Max 700 7-Year Gel Driveway Filler and Sealer (6453-9-30):

      This is probably the first sealer I've used that really was easy to stir. Good consistency. No odor to speak of. And by keeping a light mist on the driveway, I was able to extend the coverage to about 500 sq. ft. per bucket. Applied on 88-degree day. Could handle foot traffic after one hour. Good results. And as another reviewer noted, material is thick; you'll need a paint brush or similar tool to get the remainder from the sides and bottom of the bucket.

       
      5.0

      Like this stuff

      By Jeff

      from Kansas

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Outdoors

        Comments about Black Jack Drive-Max 700 7-Year Gel Driveway Filler and Sealer (6453-9-30):

        Sealing a an old parking lot that had never been sealed before. Started using a different product (PRoMax 7). But coverage nowhere neare the stated 350 sqft. (Probably because surface was so rough).
        Found this at local Ace Hardware. Was actually the same as what I was using before, just a different labeler (Black Jack. Did have to stir some, as it was liquid on top and "sludgy" at the bottom. But it did stir easily with a stick. (perhaps rolling the bucket before opening would have done the trick.) Poured and applied easily with a squeege. Dried fast, and the look was really amazing.
        Had areas that I had patched with a "Cold asphalt mix" that had cured for 30 days. Over those areas, there was some "cracking" as I assume, the sealer shrunk and the cold mix giving and pulling with it. (I will seal with another coat to cover these "cracks). However, those patched areas were "spongy" before, now seem much harder and not spongy at all, after sealing.
        Clean up was with soap and water. There really wasn't any smell.
        Overall, I would very definitely use this product again.

         
        4.0

        Driveway

        By Tom

        from Oracle, AZ

        About Me Beginner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoors

          Comments about Black Jack Drive-Max 700 7-Year Gel Driveway Filler and Sealer (6453-9-30):

          Worth the extra expense/High quality stuff

           
          2.0

          used 3/8 roller to apply

          By Bill

          from Boston,Ma

          Comments about Black Jack Drive-Max 700 7-Year Gel Driveway Filler and Sealer (6453-9-30):

          Found product very thin, when used a squeegee could see worn asphalt drive way coming thru and didn't fill the small cracks like I hoped, After 1/2 bucket switched to a roller witch put it on little bit heavier and cured all the see thru problems but didn't cure the crack problems like I hoped,don't think would buy this again

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Easy application.

          By Notorious RGD

          from Oneida,NY

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Minimal Stirring

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Outdoors

          Comments about Black Jack Drive-Max 700 7-Year Gel Driveway Filler and Sealer (6453-9-30):

          I've used many other brands. This is one of the better ones.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          We were happy

          By Mark

          from Ocean Shores, Washington

          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Outdoors

            Comments about Black Jack Drive-Max 700 7-Year Gel Driveway Filler and Sealer (6453-9-30):

            About 60 degrees out. My wife and I applied about 17 gallons (almost 4x 5gal pails) in about 2 hours. Used 18 inch foam headed ACE squeegee for floors--worked fine. About 1100 square feet of new asphalt installed the day before I applied this sealer. Stirred with dowel before each pour of about 1 gallon directly to driveway, applying to highest point first and working away from approaching traffic on street so I could see cars coming. About 4x5 foot patches at a time and using figure 8 back and forth with the squeegee and then cross rake the squeegee to level pool of stuff. My wife used the extra in the bottom of the pail and under the lids to the edges and street--so no waste. I am glad I did not use a roller.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Worked well and hit target coverage

            By Aaron

            from Lake Tahoe, NV

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Black Jack Drive-Max 700 7-Year Gel Driveway Filler and Sealer (6453-9-30):

                I had been fixing up our previous house to rent when they chipsealed the street and suddenly made out little strip of asphalt look terrible. It was in ok condition, but is likely 10+ years old and gets a lot of abuse. As 7500', we average something like 30' of snow a year, and are above a quarter of the atmosphere so the sun is intense. The wood driveway has to be stained annually even with no traffic and when using stain that says it should last 5 years.

                Given all of that, I expected this 200 sqft section to really suck up the coating, likely not getting much more than 1 coat. Instead, it went on smoothly, and I nearly got a complete second coat on. I used a squeegee, and a cheap brush for the edges. While it might not have needed much stirring, it's well worth it to put a paddle on a drill to stir it up. Just remember to clean everything right away with water if you want to keep it, including the bucket if you need another yard bucket.

                It looks a bit better than the 5 year version I put on our other driveway a year ago, but I also bought the better stuff hoping it would last longer. While the 5 year formula is doing ok in most places after a year, it is flaking off in a few places that see occasional standing water, along with some other areas that don't. And it didn't hold narrow cracks as well as I had hoped, after 1 year.

                If I had my choice, especially if doing a larger area like our main driveway (14 containers last year for a double coat instead of just 1), I would go with the competitor product just because it has a full warranty instead of a prorated warranty. But a month ago it looked like we weren't going to have any more days that were warm enough or even boarder line, so I went with what was handy. So far it's doing well, but the true test will be to see how it's holding up in 2-4 years, and how it does against the chipcoat on the street.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Driveway sealer

                By Glenn

                from Cape Cod

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable
                • Easy To Install
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about Black Jack Drive-Max 700 7-Year Gel Driveway Filler and Sealer (6453-9-30):

                  You have to stir. Goes without saying.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Get a little extra...

                  By JR

                  from NJ

                  About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Black Jack Drive-Max 700 7-Year Gel Driveway Filler and Sealer (6453-9-30):

                      I had about 700sq ft to cover and got 3 buckets (each is supposed to cover 350ft)..3 buckets was enough to cover fully, leaving me 1/5 a bkt left for touch ups. Worked well; today was in the 70's a nice October day. On a hot day, you'd probably want to use some water to make it spread easier (have done that in the past). Used squeegee and a paint roller. very ez to apply; looks great. let's see how it holds up; have not used this formuala b4. No stir means you stir once and it doesnt separate...not that you don't have to stir at all...ez to do w/a broom handle.

                       
                      4.0

                      If you think you'll need 2, better buy 4

                      By Shellbriar

                      from Ashland, VA

                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Coverage Is Half Of Claim

                      Best Uses

                      • Outdoors

                      Comments about Black Jack Drive-Max 700 7-Year Gel Driveway Filler and Sealer (6453-9-30):

                      Takes twice the calculated amount to do the job. Goes down well, but would be 100% easier if ACE mixed it like paint before you take it home. Mixing it with a stick is no fun!

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Good Product, easy to apply and cleanup

                      By Bill

                      from Warrenton, OR

                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Install
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Asphalt Driveways

                        Comments about Black Jack Drive-Max 700 7-Year Gel Driveway Filler and Sealer (6453-9-30):

                        Dries very quickly when applied on warm/hot asphalt. Applying on a cooler day allows more time to "work" the product, resulting in a smoother finish.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Works as advertised

                        By Mike

                        from northern michigan

                        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Mix And Spread
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Quick to dry

                        Cons

                        • Still Needs Mixing

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Black Jack Drive-Max 700 7-Year Gel Driveway Filler and Sealer (6453-9-30):

                          This product doesn't fill in cracks of nearly any size. In order to fill cracks mix clean sand and sealer in another bucket. I used 3-4 double handfulls of silica sand per 1/3 bucket of sealer. I was able to fill 1/4 inch cracks no problem. Of the 9 cans used, I didn't have any consistancy variations in the product others mentioned. Also, it only covers 350 sq. ft. if your driveway is very smooth, not pitted like parts of mine where I got more like 200 sq. ft.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          Not consistant from bucket to bucket.

                          By zzworker

                          from Northwest GA.

                          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Difficult To Install

                            Best Uses

                            • Outdoors

                            Comments about Black Jack Drive-Max 700 7-Year Gel Driveway Filler and Sealer (6453-9-30):

                            Purchased and used 40 buckets for the stuff. First trip to store in one town got 20 and it went down pretty good. Still needed stiring, even if you are in GA in the middle of August. Got another 20 buckets at the same brand store in another town the next day and this stuff was so thick my drill could barely mix it! The material was almost solid. Very hard to pour and to spread out. I don't know what it would have been like if it had not been so hot.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            NOT WORTH IT !

                            By Scottie Mac

                            from Lusby, MD

                            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                            Pros

                            • Easy cleanup

                            Cons

                            • Drying Time

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Black Jack Drive-Max 700 7-Year Gel Driveway Filler and Sealer (6453-9-30):

                              Have sealed over 25 driveways in the past and even used this brand about 3 years ago on my own driveway.Do not believe the container,it is only 4 1/2 gallons instead of the 5 it once was(economy?).I applied with ideal weather conditions 80-85 degrees, low humidity not a cloud in the sky. It says 24-48 hours dry time,I waited 72 and it was still tacky.My Camry and truck when moved pulled the tread prints right up after being parked for 12 hours after the 72 hrs.dry time.Last time I didn't park on it for about 5 days because of higher humidity and this time it should have been ideal drying conditions.Just got done repairing the bald spots from 8 tires and hope they dry before rain tomorrow, back parking in the yard again.WILL NEVER BUY THIS PRODUCT AGAIN,WHAT A WASTE OF OVER $125!

                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Easy to Apply

                              By Bob

                              from Pagosa Springs, CO

                              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Install
                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Outdoors

                                Comments about Black Jack Drive-Max 700 7-Year Gel Driveway Filler and Sealer (6453-9-30):

                                Tip the pail upside down. Prior to use with the pail right side up' position handle straight up, then put pail on its side and roll it around a few times to mix. Since it's water soluble it spreads easier if you sprits the driveway lightly with the hose. This will give it a longer dry time but it goes farther and spreads easier. The ACE store in Pagosa Springs does not stock this item in enough quantity to do my driveway when I tried to order more I was told they don't order that much at one time. I had to go to another ACE in Durango 50 miles away to buy more. Very inconvinent but a good product. Make sure your store will order more if you need it.

                                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                It worked well

                                By Steve H

                                from Bozeman MT

                                About Me Beginner

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Install

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Black Jack Drive-Max 700 7-Year Gel Driveway Filler and Sealer (6453-9-30):

                                    The prior positive review with directions was helpful. As instructed, I let the bucket of sealer sit upside down in the sun at 80 deg temperature for a few hours before opening. After being warmed up that way it was easier to stir than I expected. I used a mop handle screwed into a paint roller and bought the cheapest paint roller at the hardware store and that worked great.

                                    Dirt and pocked surfaces are a challenge. I had no water where I was working so just brushed the area with a broom. Dirt in cracks sort of gums things up and prevents actual contact with the underlying pavement surface. Pocked, crack surfaces use up the product much faster than smooth surfaces. I put mine on part of a parking lot where improperly parked cars had prevented a professional resurfacing / repainting crew from coating two places (the footprint of the vehicles). One large bucket was just enough to cover. The result a day later is great (with warm dry breeze); it matches well.

                                    Water cleanup actually worked.

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Great job

                                    By Frank

                                    from Bloomsburg, PA

                                    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Install
                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Black Jack Drive-Max 700 7-Year Gel Driveway Filler and Sealer (6453-9-30):

                                        I followed the directions and got the job finished with excellent results. Dried to foot traffic in 2 hours and I am driving on after 36 hours. Looks great,applies great and the price was just right. Just remember to follow the directions and you'll have a nice driveway before you know it.

                                        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Great Product

                                        By Vernon

                                        from Sorrento, British Columbia, Canada

                                        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use

                                        Cons

                                        • Requires stirring

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Outdoors

                                        Comments about Black Jack Drive-Max 700 7-Year Gel Driveway Filler and Sealer (6453-9-30):

                                        This is a great product if you follow the instructions. Just be sure to stir it thoroughly and apply it sparingly on a sunny day when there is no rain in the forecast for at least 36 hours. Store the containers upside down for 24 hours prior to applying, then stir each bucket thoroughly with an electric drill and a paint stirrer. Also, batch about 1/3 of each bucket into a pail with an equal amount from another bucket and stir thoroughly to minimize the chance of color creep. Properly homogenized, this acrylic sealer will be the consistency of hot molasses. It is a good idea to make a a ladel out of an old canned-tomato tin by cutting a couple of small slits in the top of the tin, bend them back and screw the flaps to a piece of wood about the size of a hockey stick shaft to use as a handle. This will help in applying the material and minimize the chance of excess amounts collecting on your driveway. Also, given that this is a relatively thick liquid, be sure to have a paint brush or spatula available to get all of the residue out of the bottom of the container. Properly homogenized prior to use, the dregs of this gel sealer will not pour out of the container by turning it upside down. You will have to scrape it out in order to get maximum coverage (and of course your money's worth). An added advantace with this product is that, with no coal tar in the formula, there is no smell to leave you nausiated. The acrylic formula lets you clean up your tools (not to mention your hands and potentially footwear) with dish soap and warm water. I have had very good results with this product and highly recommend it.

                                        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        1.0

                                        Not what it says it is !

                                        By Jo-Ann

                                        from Bracey, Va.

                                        Comments about Black Jack Drive-Max 700 7-Year Gel Driveway Filler and Sealer (6453-9-30):

                                        Still wet to touch 24 hours later !! Very hard to spread. Very hard to figure out how we are going to let cats and dog in and out ...cuz its soo wet will get all over their feet and our carpets. Concerned it will all wash away with next rain !!! [$] wasted !

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