I have used the material successfully on floors and walkways, with only a 1/4" thick layer of nylon-cement. This driveway was thicker, about 1/2" thick, but after many years of service vehicle traffic beat it up pretty badly. I am in the process of patching it now with the little fishnet I have left.
I got several tons of discarded netting free from a local tuna factory over the years, I built my whole house with it. Unfortunately, it is no longer available here.
New fishnet is expensive. Ideally, we should somehow process our discarded plastic to make mesh material for plastering.
Step 1: Fishnet
Step 2: Before
Considering the thickness, about 1/2", I guess I shouldn't complain about the service it has given me; probably at least ten years.
Step 3: After
Step 4: Construction Stages
To create the rough texture, while still wet a stiff broom is used to leave a ripple pattern. On top of that, droplets of cement are "rained" down by a flicking motion with the gloved hand. That superimposes a crater effect on the ripple pattern.
The first layer of nylon-cement lasted many years. I hope this second layer, given the base layer underneath it, will last even longer.
Unfortunately, I'm running out of fishnet, so I had to do two tracks where the wheels go, instead of the whole width of the road. I will rub some cement on the center area to fill in the cracks and retard weed growth.
Using a minimum amount of material, nylon-cement is a great solution for problems like this.