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Super Elasto-Barrier

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For roof and deck waterproofing, use Ames Super Elasto-Barrier waterproof base coat. It is a great base coat for our other coatings and creates an impermeable bond. Super Elasto-Barrier is elastomeric and expands up to 1000 percent to move with the surface and resist cracking and peeling. This waterproof deck coating is UV sensitive and must be top coated if used in a place where it is exposed to sun. Goes where the water flows and stops leaks. Flows into cracks and crevices.

 1 Gallon & 5 Gallon

Ames' Super Elasto-Barrier:

Tools: 
Ames Super Elasto-Barrier waterproof deck coating is ready to use – no mixing required. It can be applied with a paint brush, a push broom, a low nap roller with a long handle or a Commercial Airless Sprayer. In addition, you will need Ames Peel and Stick Seam Tape and scissors or a utility knife. For larger commercial jobs, we recommend using a commercial grade airless sprayer. Graco, Bulldog or Titan brands work well. 

Preparation:
Read all label instructions before beginning. Always run a test patch first in an inconspicuous area, to ensure that proper adhesion and drying occurs and the product works to your satisfaction. Be sure surfaces are clean and dry before the coating application. All major cracks, joints and seams should be caulked with Blue Max trowel-grade liquid rubber. Do not use a silicone caulk. Large cracks may be filled with a sandable filler. Follow seam taping instructions. Mask all sensitive areas before starting.

Metal Roofing, Mobile Homes, RV’s, R panel, corrugated:
1) Remove loose dirt, flaking rust, and debris from the roof surface: refasten any screws or nails that may have worked loose.

2) Apply seam tape over all seams and brush a liberal coat of Super Elasto-Barrier over J-strips and screws. Prime with one to two coats of Super Elasto-Barrier.

3) Finish with one to two coats of Ames’ Maximum-Stretch until the surface is smooth and sealed, or as needed to complete the application

Roof Repair and Restoration of Existing Roofs, Built-up Pitched Tar Roofs, Gravel Roofs, Torchdown, EPDM, Plywood, OSB, Concrete:

(1) Remove loose dirt and gravel, moss, and debris from the roof surface and power wash.

(2) Prime with two to three coats of Super Elasto-Barrier until roof surface is smooth and sealed. (For EPDM roofs use Ames Super Primer first. For Plywood or OSB roofs or water ponding situations use Ames roofing fabric. IMPORTANT: Drain all standing water and prime roof completely smooth and watertight before applying roofing fabric.

(3) Finish with one to two coats of Maximum-Stretch or a similar Ames product as needed to complete application. The minimum application of Maximum-Stretch is 2 gal/100 sq. ft. Finish application would have a minimum of 5 gal/100 sq. ft. total including Super Elasto-Barrier® 3 gal/100 sq. ft. and Maximum Stretch 2 gal/100 sq. ft.

Estimated Coverage:
Standard product coverage on a smooth surface is one to two gallons per 100 square feet. More than one coat is recommended. More coats equal longer life.

Weather and Drying Guidelines: 
Ames Super Elasto-Barrier is best applied between 40 to 90 F (10 to 32 C) on warm dry surfaces. Apply when the streets are dry, the sun is in the sky and no inclement weather is forecast. Starts to dry in 1-2 hours, depending on thickness of application and weather; Allow to cure for a minimum of 24 hours between coats. Low temperatures, high humidity and evening and morning dew will require increased drying/curing time.

Can be used in Conjunction with:
Peel and Stick Seam Tape, Super Primer™ (for EPDM rubber roofs). Roof Fabric (for plywood and OSB roofs). Top coat with Maximum-Stretch, Snow Seal, or Iron Coat roof coating. Ames Super Elasto-Barrier is UV sensitive and must be top coated if exposed to sunlight

Durability and Longevity: 
Ames Super Elasto-Barrier is a base coat and must be top coated. When top coated it will last for many years to come.

Clean-up, Storage, and Disposal:
Clean tools and small spills with water. Store unused product in its original container, tightly sealed and protected from freezing. Dispose of this product in accordance with local, state, or federal requirements.

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Ames' Super Elasto-Barrier Physical Performance Properties

 

AMES'® Super Elasto-Barrier Application Instructions - Do-It-Yourself in Three Easy Steps:
 

1. Clean and Prepare the Roof
Read all label instructions before beginning. Always run a test patch first in an inconspicuous area, to ensure that proper adhesion and drying occurs and the product works to your satisfaction. Be sure surfaces are clean and dry before the coating application. All major cracks, joints and seams should be caulked with Blue Max trowel-grade liquid rubber. Do not use a silicone caulk. Large cracks may be filled with a sandable filler. Follow seam taping instructions. Mask all sensitive areas before starting.
 
2. Seam Tape & Prime the Roof Surface
It is important to seam tape all joints and cracks to avoid future cracking and leaking. Seam tape flashing to wood; wood to wood; concrete to wood; metal to wood; brick to wood; etc. Apply around flashings, windows and cracks in the walls. Refer to Ames Seam Tape label (PS250, PS450, PS650) for application instructions. Do not use fiberglass or asphalt impregnated seam tape. 

3. Pour It Out & Paint It On
Apply 1-3 coats of Super Elasto-Barrier or as needed. Topcoat with Maximum-Stretch or similar Ames' products.
Good: 1 coat of Super Elasto-Barrier. Topcoat with Maximum-Stretch or similar Ames' Product.
Better: 2 coats of Super Elasto-Barrier. Topcoat with Maximum-Stretch or similar Ames' Product.
Best: 3 coats of Super Elasto-Barrier; top with 2 coats of Ames’ Maximum-Stretch or similar Ames’ product. (For flat tar roofs with ponding water or rusty metal situations, see Super Elasto-Barrier product specifications.)
 

Application Tools for Super Elasto-Barrier
Ames' industrial-strength coatings are easy to apply for the Do-It-Yourselfer. Most Ames products may be applied by brush, roller, push broom, or sprayer. Depending upon the roughness of the surface, preparation, and the specific application, you may need one or more of the following:

  • 3-4 inch wide paint brush
  • Roller & Handle
  • Push Broom
  • Ames Seam Tape
  • Scissors or utility knife
  • Commercial Airless Sprayer

Weather and Drying Guidelines
This product is best applied between 40 to 90 degrees F. on warm dry surfaces. Apply when the streets are dry, the sun is in the sky and no inclement weather is forecast. Dries in 1-2 hours, depending on thickness of application and weather; cures in 24 hours. Low temperatures, high humidity and evening and morning dew will require increased drying/curing time.
 

Estimated Coverage
Standard product coverage on a smooth surface is 100 sq. ft. per gallon (est. 10ml). More than one coat recommended. More coats equal longer life.