1 Gallon & 5 Gallon Cans
Ames' Iron Coat:
Ames Iron Coat 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 or similar product. Do not use a silicone caulk. Follow seam taping instructions. Mask all sensitive areas before starting.
2. Seam Tape & Prime the Roof Surface
Prime the surface until it is smooth and sealed. Surfaces with joints, cracks, flashings, vents, parapet wall flashings or where two unlike surfaces come together, require Ames’ Peel & Stick Seam Tape (PS250, PS450, PS650) to provide some additional strength and reinforcement. For standing water situations we recommend priming with Ames' Super Elasto-Barrier, dual rubber coating.
3. Pour It Out & Paint It On
Good: 1-2 coats of Ames' Iron Coat.
Better: 1 coat of Ames' Super Elasto-Barrier or Iron Coat and 2 coats of Iron Coat or similar Ames' Product.
Best: 2 coats of Super Elasto-Barrier; top with 2-3 coats of Ames’ Iron Coat or similar Ames’ product.
Application Tools for Iron Coat
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 & Drying Guidelines
Best results when 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 per coat (est. 10ml). More than one coat recommended. More coats equal longer life.