(Plywood & Roof Deck Applications)
Be sure that surfaces are clean and dry before the coating application. Remove all loose paint, dirt, oil
and grease leaving the surface clean and dry. All
major cracks, joints and seams should be caulked with
a Ames' Blue Max trowel-grade coating and filler.
Do not use a silicone caulk. Make sure the surface
is as smooth as possible. Be certain you adhere to
all building codes and environmental considerations
when preparing and cleaning surfaces.
Seam Tape Cracks, Joints and Seams
All surfaces with joints, cracks,
flashings or where two unlike surfaces come together
will require seam taping to provide additional strength
and reinforcement. Ames’ Peel & Stick Seam
Tape (PS250, PS450, PS650) is ideal for plywood, roof
decks and other smooth surfaces.
about Seam Tape
1. When using Lightweight Seam Tape
or Contouring Seam Tape (LST60, CST100), brush and
prime with a liberal coat of Super Elasto-Barrier,
about 6 inches wide, over the seam, crack or joint.
2. Roll out seam tape into the wet coating. Using
the paint brush, press the seam tape smoothly into
the coating to ensure it lays flat to the surface
without air bubbles or pockets.
3. While still wet, brush another coat of Super Elasto-Barrier
over the seam tape to completely saturate and embed
it into the coating. Allow to dry 1-2 hours or as
long as required to cure. Recoat with Elasto-Barrier
after drying. Poorly drained surfaces
with pooling water requires Super Elasto-Barrier as
a prime coat for Safe-T-Deck.
Pour a Little Out and Paint It On
Topcoat with 1 to 3 coats of Safe-T-Deck
as needed to properly seal the surface to a watertight
system. Always run a test patch in an inconspicuous
area first to ensure that the product adheres and
dries properly and works for you. Do not proceed unless
the product works totally to your satisfaction.
Concrete floors should be wire brushed and power-washed.
In certain situations a shot-blaster may be needed
to roughen the surface. Do not apply Safe-T-Deck over
damp or decomposing concrete. Repair the concrete
and allow to cure for up to 30 days prior to application
of Safe-T-Deck. Concrete should be approximately 6
inches above ground 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.
Topcoat with two coats of Safe-T-Deck. Areas where
water is standing during winter months may require
annual maintenance. Some decks may need recoating
annually because of potentially severe weather conditions.
Some surfaces may require priming with Super Elasto-Barrier.
- SPECIFICATIONS AND SUGGESTIONS
Roof Deck Architectural Specifications
areas, such as concrete, vinyl or EPDM with
Ames' Super Primer; 5 gallons per 1500 square
This is only
a suggested specification. 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.
and Drying Guidelines
Safe-T-Deck is best applied between 40 to 90 degrees
F. with less than 50% humidity on warm, dry surfaces.
Apply when the sun is in the sky, when the streets
are dry and there is no inclement weather. Allow for
adequate drying. Allow from one to eight hours to
cure. During hot summer days the surface may have
a slight tack. Applications during low temperatures,
high humidity and poor ventilation, may require increased
drying or curing time.
Standard product coverage is one gallon per 100 sq.
feet. Rough surfaces may require additional coating.
Most decks will need 2 to 3 coats. Roof decks with
roof fabric will need 5 coats.
~ You may need one or more of the following:
coatings are easy to apply
for the Do-It-Yourselfer. Depending upon the roughness
of the surface, preparation, and the specific application,
you may need one or more of the following: