Does your concrete driveway look a little tired? Australia’s climate with its scorching sun and torrential rain can take a toll on your driveway, leaving it looking less than its best. Keeping your driveway in good condition can make a big difference to the appearance of your home, and even your own safety when it comes to a slippery surface.

One of the easiest ways to improve the look of your driveway and protect it from harsh weather conditions is to coat it using Shieldcoat’s four-step system. This is a scientifically developed Australian coating system that is easy to apply, and that will keep your driveway in top condition for years.

Four easy steps

You can renovate your driveway quickly and easily with Shieldcoat.

  • First, pressure-wash your driveway to remove any dirt, mould and debris.
  • Roll on first coat of Concreshield X.
  • Add anti-slip beads to your second coat for a safe and secure finish to prevent slips.
  • Leave for between two and four hours, and then roll on your second coat.

Read on for a more detailed guide to the four steps.

Pressure washing

Pressure washers are popular household appliances and can be purchased or rented from your local hardware store. Although pressure washers use water from a regular garden tap, they generate a lot more pressure. A pressure washer can increase your normal water pressure by 15 to 50 times, depending on the particular appliance. The higher the pressure, the easier and faster it is to clean a surface using the least amount of water. Cleaning your driveway before applying the first layer of Concreshield X is vital to ensuring a smooth and effective coating.

Concreshield X

Concreshield X is an extremely durable solvent-based acrylic paint or coating that is specifically recommended for protecting concrete paths and driveways. It comes in various colours, resists marking by tires, has great gloss retention abilities, and it can be applied quickly and easily using a roller.


Driveways can become slippery in wet conditions, so it’s very important to add anti-slip beads to your second coat of ConcreshieldX. This will ensure your driveway has a safe, non-slip surface in all weather conditions.

Second coat

The second and final coat of ConcreshieldX should be applied around two to four hours after the first coat was applied, depending on the weather conditions at the time of application and how dry it is. This is a crucial element to the Shieldcoat four-step system, as the final application intensifies the resin’s durability, and enhances the gloss.

Improving the look of your driveway is a great way to enhance the overall look of your home and landscaping. This is especially important if you’re considering selling your home in the future – after all the driveway is the first thing most people will see when visiting your home for the first time.

For more information on giving your driveway a facelift using the Shieldcoat four-step system, or if you need some help with the process, contact us at Shieldcoat. We have a network of specialists located all over Australia who can come to you for an assessment or quote.