Do-It-Yourself in Three Easy Steps:
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
Do not use a silicone caulk.
Large cracks may be filled with a sandable filler. Follow
seam taping instructions. Mask all sensitive areas before
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.
about Seam Tape
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.
2 coats of Super Elasto-Barrier. Topcoat with Maximum-Stretch or similar Ames' Product.
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.)
Here for Architectural Specifications
Tools for Super Elasto-Barrier
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
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
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.
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