How Long Does Asphalt Sealer Take To Dry? 

 May 23, 2022

By  Dale Keese

The integrity of asphalt sealer can be damaged if it’s exposed to traffic before it has completely dry. However, many wonder how long it takes for asphalt sealer to dry.

It will take 24 up to 48 hours for asphalt sealer to completely dry after application. If the sealer is applied during warm days when the temperatures are 60-70F, it can dry as quickly as 12 hours though it’s best to wait 24 hours for the best results.

There are other factors at play affecting the drying time for asphalt sealer. Read on below to learn more.

How Long Does Asphalt Sealer Take To Dry

Generally speaking, it takes 24 to 48 hours for asphalt sealer to completely dry as long as you have applied it during the ideal conditions, which is in the summer.

Exposure to ultraviolet radiation helps the sealer dry quicker, and for this reason, experts always recommend sealing asphalt in the warmer months. It’s not advisable to do so in the cooler months. If the temperatures are 60F up, you can drive on your asphalt 12 hours after application and walk on it 3 hours after.

Should you apply asphalt sealer in cooler temperatures, it’s recommended to wait for it to dry for 48 hours for the best results while avoiding any damage.


Asphalt sealers will dry completely anywhere from 24-48 hours. The warmer the temperatures, the quicker the sealer will dry.  

About the author

Hey, I'm Dale Keese.. thanks for reading.. hopefully this article can save you some time and trouble with your sealing job. I'm also in the process of making some video walk-throughs for youtube so check back soon! thanks

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