Do-It-Yourself in Three Easy Steps:
Clean and Prepare the Roof or Wall
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 applying Maximum-Stretch. All
major cracks, joints and seams should be caulked with
Blue Max trowel-grade liquid rubber.
Do not use a silicone caulk.
Follow seam taping instructions. Mask all sensitive areas
Seam Tape Where Needed
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 as needed, depending on
the level of waterproofing you wish. Typical applications
are 1-2 coats on above grade walls, 2-4 coats for below
grade walls (30 mils thickness), and 1-3 coats for roof
maintenance. On roofs you may simple pour it out and paint
it on. Apply with a paint roller, a broom, or for larger
jobs use a commercial airless sprayer.
Good: 1 -2 coats or up
to 2 gal total per 100 square feet.
Better: 2-3 coats or up
to 3 gal total per 100 square feet.
Very Best: 3-5 coats or
up to 3-5 gal total per 100 sq. ft.
(Recommended for extra protection over
difficult surfaces). Cured coating should be about the
thickness of a quarter. For flat tar roofs with ponding
water or rusty metal situations, see Ames' Super Elasto-Barrier
or Vapor barrier product specifications and suggestions.
here for Architectural Specifications
& Drying Guidelines
Maximum-Stretch 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. Maximum-Stretch is designed to be UV cured. When it
has not been UV cured it may have a slight tack until it
has had some sun contact.
Tools for Maximum-Stretch
coatings are easy to apply
for the Do-It-Yourselfer. Most Ames products may be
applied by brush, roller, push broom, or sprayer. Ask
for a sprayable-grade coating when applying by sprayer.
Depending upon the roughness of the surface, preparation,
and the specific application, you may need one or more
of the following:
- 3-4 inch wide paint brush
- Roller & Handle
- Push Broom
- Scissors or utility knife
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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