|AMES'® Block & Wall
Do-It-Yourself in Three Easy Steps
are easy to apply for the
Do-It-Yourselfer. Most Ames products may be applied by brush,
roller, push broom, or sprayer. Ames Block & Wall elastomeric
paint is nearly three times as thick as most paints. It
is best applied with a roller but can be sprayed and back
rolled. The product can be thinned up to 10% with water.
Depending upon the roughness of the
surface, preparation, and the specific application, you
may need one or more of the following:
One or more of the following:
- 4-inch wide paintbrush
- Utility knife
- caulking gun for filling cracks
- Seam Tape or Roof Fabric
- 1-inch thick nap paint roller
1 gallon = 100 sq. ft.
5 gallons = 500 sq. ft.
55 gal. drum = 5500 sq. ft.
275 gal. tote = 27500 sq. ft.
Clean up tools and small
spills with water.
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. Careful and complete
preparation will ensure the best results and contribute
to the life of the coating. The wall surface must be clean,
dry, and free of loose material. Loose or peeling paint
should be removed with a wire brush and rough wood surfaces
sanded. Metal or concrete surfaces may be prepared by using
a disc grinder and carborundum disc. Care should be taken
so as not to grind though the metal. Do not apply Block
& Wall over wet, loose or crumbling concrete. Repair
the concrete and allow to cure. Mildew may be removed with
a power washer. All major cracks, joints
and seams should be caulked with Blue Max trowel-grade liquid
Do not use a silicone caulk. Follow
seam taping instructions. Mask all sensitive areas before
starting.Follow seam taping instructions. Mask all
sensitive areas before starting. Shake or stir Block & Wall Liquid Rubber prior to use.
SEAM TAPE JOINTS AND CRACKS
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.
about Seam Tape
APPLY AMES BLOCK & WALL
Ames Block & Wall waterproofing
paint may be brushed, rolled or sprayed. Apply a minimum
of one gallon per 100 sq. ft. per coat. Two coats minimum
is best, three to four superior. The application must be
applied in a continuous, unbroken seal of a minimum dry
thickness of no less than 30 mils (the thickness of a dime)
over the entire surface.
One to two coats of Ames Block & Wall elastomeric waterproofing
paint covers and waterproofs, in most cases.
Two to three coats or three gallons of Block & Wall
per 100 square feet.
The very best product application is five gallons per 100
sq. ft. or three to five coats. Fabric can be applied over
smooth surfaces for additional reinforcement of concrete
or wood surfaces but is usually not necessary unless the
surface is in danger of deteriorating. Apply three coats
followed by two coats (2 gallons per 100 square feet) of
Ames Block & Wall waterproofing paint.
here for Architectural Specifications
Block & Wall is best applied on warm clear sunny days
when the humidity is less than 50% and the following conditions
are met: 1) The sun is in the sky. 2) There is no forecast
of rain for at least 24 hours. Apply at 40 - 90 degrees F.
Always do a test patch to assure proper drying conditions.
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