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5 Gallon BIG A Tack-Kote Asphalt Primer

2021 Notice: With the crazy supply chain problems plaguing all manufacturing, please expect some delays. view details

Seasonal Material Shutdown

We won't be able to ship this water-based product due to the possibility of freezing while in transit (If the product material freezes, it's ruined). We still have a limited stock left and might be able to ship if the weather allows. If you want to see if we can ship material to your area, don't hesitate to give us a ring +1(800) 689-2098.

5 Gallon BIG A Tack-Kote Primer
List price: $85
Free Shipping to lower US 48
Unavailable (Seasonal)
Quick Overview: 
  • Priming asphalt surface ensures maximum bonding
  • Use for sealcoating, potholes and alligator cracks
  • Works with hot or cold asphalt patch


Asphalt Tack Cote Binder and Primer For Preparation Of New Asphalt And Asphalt Patches

Using our BIG A Tack-Cote for pothole patching will ensure that the new asphalt patch material will bond to the existing oxidized surface. It also works excellent as a surface bonding agent when using our Big A Alligator Asphalt Patch

Application: Stir well at a low speed or by hand after opening. Always add water to tack NOT tack to water. Adding tack to water may cause asphalt to separate or break.

Dilution: Dilutions come as ratios, for example 4:1. What this means is for every 4 parts of one thing, you add 1 part of the other, equaling a total of 5 parts. Breaking this down to measurable units, let's say each part is 1 gallon. So, for a ratio of 4:1, you would add 1 gallon of tack to a five gallon bucket, then add 4 gallons of water. (4:1) giving you a total of 5 gallons of material.

  • Primer for Sealcoating Newer Asphalt: 5-6 parts water to 1 part tack
  • Primer for Sealcoating Older Asphalt: 3-4 parts water to 1 part tack
  • Primer for Cold Crack Filler: 2 parts water to 1 part tack
  • Primer for Alligator Patch: 2 parts water to 1 part tack
  • Primer for Hot or Cold Mix Patching: Use as is
  • Absolute Max Dilution: 6 parts water to 1 part tack

As a bottom coat or Primer, the tack will be ready for the next layer when it has become tacky and does not leave residue on your finger when touching. Actual dry times will vary depending on ambient temperature, humidity, wind conditions and the ratio mixed. The less water added the faster (Tack Kote) will dry. This can be as little as 10 minutes up to 1 hour.



This product does not have an explicit application warranty period. For a full explanation, view our BIG A Consumable Warranty Policy.

We WILL warranty issues caused from shipping or packaging problems.


  • Primer for hot or cold mix patching

  • Offers excellent adhesion for all asphalt overlays

  • Recommended for use with our alligator asphalt patch system

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Material Type

Asphalt Emulsion

Shipped Volume

4.75 Gallons

Weight Per Gallon

8.4 lbs

Finish / Color

Gloss Black

Skin Irritation


Shoe Tracking

Minimal (sticky until fully cured)


Per Gallon

Undiluted 200-300 sq ft

Per Container

Undiluted 1000 - 1500 sq ft

Additional Notes

Actual coverage will vary depending on texture and condition of the asphalt, dilution rate and use purpose

Dry Times

Dry to Sealcoat / Alligator Patch

10 min - 1 hour (product is ready once it is still tacky to the touch but doesn't leave residue on finger)

Dry to Walk

1 - 3 hours (time depends on dilution rate)

Dry to Drive

24 hours

Full Cure

24 - 36 hours

Additional Notes

Actual dry times will vary depending on ambient temperature, humidity, wind conditions and the ratio mixed


Application Method

Spray, Squeegee, Roller, Brush

Recommended Max Dilution

6 to 1 maximum (Apply undiluted for best performance)



Minimum Application Temp

Above freezing (32º F) for 24 hours

Recommended Application Temp

50º F or higher

Cleanup (liquid state)

Soap & Water immediately before dry


Cold Extreme

Can Not Freeze (Recommend 50º F or above)

Hot Extreme

Avoid Excessive Heat

Shelf Life

6 - 8 months

Additional Notes

Stir well at a low speed or by hand after opening. Always add water to tack NOT tack to water

Frequently Asked Questions

I live in the north, where the climate get's pretty cold. Can I still use this product?

Short Answer: Yes - Once applied to pavement, this product will not degrade in colder temperatures. However, unused, this product cannot be frozen or applied in freezing temperatures without damaging the physical makeup of the material.


Shipping Weight
Weight: 48 lb
Shipping Dimensions
Dimensions: 13 in × 13 in × 15 in