what is colored asphalt?

Yes, asphalt can be colored! Most people do not know that Asphalt can be colored to a wide range of earth tone shades. Asphalt Color’s specialty color additives turn plain black asphalt into colorful and decorative asphalt for all your hardscape projects, including driveways, roadways, roadway shoulders, highway medians, streets, bike paths, and walking paths. Easy to use and environmentally friendly color additives are available for both hot mix asphalt and asphalt emulsion sealers. Check out our photo gallery for examples of colored asphalt projects from around the country, or contact us for more information on how easy it is to color your next asphalt project.

Why Colored Asphalt?

  • Safety

    Asphalt Color additives easily and economically convert black asphalt into a highly visible and durable surface great for safety and differentiation.

  • Aesthetic

    Asphalt Color additives can turn black asphalt into multiple bright earth tone colors. A great option for roads, driveways, parking lots, walkways and bike paths.

  • Eco Friendly

    Asphalt Color contains no harmful chemicals and meets all federal and state EPA guidelines as an additive for asphalt.

  • Easy to Use

    Simply add Asphalt Color directly into hot mix asphalt or asphalt emulsion sealer, mix well, and apply as usual. No special equipment is required.

hot mix

hot mix

CSI Color Additive for Hot Mix Asphalt is a specially formulated blend of heat stable and UV resistant powdered mineral pigments and chemical polymers that gets mixed into the asphalt before application. CSI Color Additive for Hot Mix Asphalt comes in 15 color variations for use in either hot or warm asphalt mixes as well as slurry coats. Asphalt Color Additive for Hot Mix Asphalt is a great way to add color to your next asphalt driveway, asphalt walkway, or asphalt bike / walking path. Refer to the CSI Color Additive for Hot Mix Asphalt Technical Data Sheet for detailed mixing and application instructions.



CSI Color Additive for Hot Mix Asphalt is added to the asphalt at the plant when it is being mixed, and is dosed at a rate of either 50, 80 or 100 pounds per ton of asphalt, depending on the asphalt color desired. CSI Color Additive for Hot Mix Asphalt comes standard in 40 lb. and 50 lb. bags. Special packaging is available upon request.

COLD SEALER

COLD SEALER

Asphalt Color Additive for Asphalt Emulsion Sealer is a specialty formulated blend of concentrated UV resistant and environmentally friendly liquid pigments and polymers that get mixed directly into commercial or residential grade cold asphalt emulsion sealers.  Asphalt Color Additive for Asphalt Emulsion sealer is available in 16 standard colors.  Colors are achieved by simply adding 1 to 2 pounds of color additive per gallon of black asphalt sealer depending on the desired color intensity and shade.  Color Additive for Sealer comes packaged in standard 1 and 5 gallon pails.  Asphalt Color Additive for Asphalt Emulsion Sealer is an easy, environmentally friendly, and economical way to add color to your existing asphalt driveway, bike / walking path, or parking lot.  We do not recommend using Asphalt Color Additive for Asphalt Emulsion Sealers on high traffic roadways. 



CSI Color Additive for Asphalt Emulsion Sealers is mixed into the asphalt sealer at a dosage of 1.5 lb. – 2.5 lb. of color per gallon of asphalt sealant. Color dosage rate may vary depending on the type of asphalt sealer being used, and the coverage rate of the sealer. CSI Color Additive for Asphalt Emulsion Sealers comes standard in 10 lb. and 20 lb pails. Special packaging is available upon request.

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