1 Gallon & 5 Gallon
Ames' Super Elasto-Barrier:
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:
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.
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.