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55 Gallon BIG A Tack Kote Primer

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55 Gallon BIG A Tack Kote Primer
List price: $1224
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Quick Overview: 
  • Priming asphalt surface ensures maximum bonding
  • Use for sealcoating, potholes and alligator cracks
  • Works with hot or cold asphalt patch


Our premium BIG A Tack Kote is available in a 55 gallon barrel and can also be purchased in larger containers if needed. This product is designed for priming pavement when installing new overlay asphalt and offers excellent adhesion for coatings. It also works great if your repairing potholes and alligator asphalt. This is an asphalt emulsion designed for priming oxidized surfaces and patchwork.

When applying our Alligator Asphalt Sealer, thoroughly clean the cracked surface before applying the Tack Cote and allowing it be dry to a tacky surface before applying the alligator repair system.

This product can also be used as a surface primer for coatings, when used as a primer for coatings, dilute 5 gallons Tack Cote with 30 gallons water.

The BIGA Tack Kote is great as a primer for hot mix or cold mix patching apply undiluted.

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.

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: 5-6 parts water to 1 part tack for newer asphalt; 3-4 parts water to 1 part tack for older asphalt
  • 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.

2" Bung Option

The lids do not usually come with a 2" bung. If you know you need a 2" bung, make sure to add it to the order.


  • Primer for hot or cold mix patching

  • Great for priming patchwork and overlays

  • Offers excellent adhesion for all asphalt overlays

  • Recommended for use with our BIG A Alligator Patch

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Material Type

Asphalt Emulsion

Shipped Volume

55 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 11000 - 16500 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: 480 lb
Shipping Dimensions
Dimensions: 24 in × 24 in × 35 in