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AMES'® Clear Seal
Do-It-Yourself in Three Easy Steps

Important: Read all instructions on the label before beginning. Always run a test patch first, in an inconspicuous area, to ensure that proper adhesion and drying occurs with your product and the product works to your satisfaction before proceeding. Do not proceed unless you are satisfied.

1. Surface Preparation
All surfaces should be dry, clean, free of oil, grease, loose or flaking material. Power wash old surfaces until clean and free from moss and loose materials. Rusty Metal roofs need only cleaning. Clear Seal has excellent bonding to fiberglass, shingles, siding and concrete. If concrete is decomposing it may be necessary to fill or repair it with a compatable concrete mixture to obtain a firm surface suitable for Clear Seal. New concrete should be allowed to cure for at least 30 days prior to application of Clear Seal. Cracks larger than 1/8-inch should be filled with a Blue Max Trowel-Grade and all seams should be taped.

2. Seam Tape (optional)
Surfaces with joints, cracks, flashings, vents, parapet wall flashings or where two unlike surfaces come together, require Ames'® Peel & Stick Seam Tape (PS250, PS450 or PS650) to provide some additional strength and reinforcement. Prime all surfaces generously with Ames' Clear Seal, or similar Ames' products prior to setting the Seam Tape in place. (See Seam Tape label for instructions.) Apply a liberal topcoat of Ames' Clear Seal over the Seam Tape and allow to cure.

3. Application
Apply with brush, roller or sprayer at a rate of one gallon per 200 sq. ft. A minumum of 2-3 coats is recommended for most surfaces. (10-30 mils.) Brushing and rolling may sometimes cause foaming of the sealant. Apply a thin coat witha low 1/8” nap roller. Thin Clear Seal with water if needed. Spraying is best. Use a commercial Sprayer.

Other Uses
Clear Seal may be added to many waterbase latex stains or coatings to increase adhesion to other surfaces, especially chalking surfaces. The approximate amount to add is one pint per one gallon.

Application Tools
You may need one or more of the following:

3-4 inch wide brush Scissors or Utility Knife Ames Seam Tape Airless Sprayer Roller and Handle
3-4 Inch Wide Brush Scissors or Utility Knife Ames'
Seam Tape
Airless Sprayer Roller and Handle

Coverage
One gallon will cover approximately 200 sq. ft. per coat. actual coverage will depend on surface texture and porosity. Clear Seal may be thinned with water.

Drying Time
Allow 2-8 hours drying time between coats. Drying time depends greatly on weather, humidity, available sunlight, and temperature. Clear Seal will be slightly tacky until it has totally cured.

Life Expectancy/Maintenance
When put down properly we expect a coating life of about 5 to 20 years from a 2-3 coat application. LIfe depends on the original surface age, quality of application, and millage (thickness of coating), it’s location, wear and weather. Coating should be problem free during this time but should be inspected annually. In most cases the coating will not need service, but if it should, just apply an aditional coat of Clear Seal, after proper preparation, in the area of concern. One or more coats may be required annually over existing paint surfaces in high traffic areas and very damp areas, depending on weather and wear.

Weather Guidelines
Ames' Clear Seal is best applied between 50 to 90 degrees F (10 to 32 degrees C) on warm dry surfaces. Be sure humidity is less than 50% and dew point and temperature have a good spread. Ames' Clear Seal will begin to dry in 30 minutes to 2 hours depending upon thickness of application and weather. It continues to cure for up to 2 weeks.

IMPORTANT: Check your local weather forecast and follow our Ames’® Weather Rule: Apply when the streets are dry, the sun is in the sky, the roof is warm to the touch, and no inclement weather is forecast for 24 hours. Consult your local weather forecast. The best work window during winter months is usually between 10am and 2pm with a forecast of clear weather for the following day. Low temperatures, high humidity and evening and morning dew will require increased drying/curing time.

Clean Up Information
Clean up tools and small spills with water.

Storage of unused Product
Clear Seal may be tightly resealed in its original container and stored for approximately one year after being opened. It must be stored between 50 - 90 degrees F and not allowed to freeze. DO NOT ALLOW TO FREEZE! Freezing will solidify and destroy this product. If frozen, the product warranty is void.

First Aid / Caution
Keep out of Reach of Children. If swallowed, do not induce vomiting. Give milk or water and seek medical attention immediately. In case of contact with eyes, flush thoroughly with water and call a doctor or poison control center. Contains a unique combination of waterbase acrylic co-polymers. Call 911 for Poison Control Center. Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may produce irritation or sensitivity. Use gloves. Water cleanup.

 
 

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