Super Elasto-Barrier Application Instructions
IMPORTANT: Read all instructions on this 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.
Clean and Prepare the Roof
Be sure surfaces are clean and dry before the coating application. Caulk all cracks greater than 1/8" wide with Blue Max trowel-grade coating and filler. Always run a test patch first, in an inconspicuous area, to ensure proper adhesion and drying, and that the product performs to your satisfaction.
Seam Tape & Prime the Roof Surface
Surfaces with joints, cracks, flashings, vents, parapet wall flashings or where two unlike surfaces come together, require Ames' Peel & Stick Seam Tape (PS250, PS450, PS650) to provide some additional strength and reinforcement. Prime all surfaces generously with Super Elasto-Barrier and allow it to cure. Set the Seam Tape in place, apply an additional topcoat of Super Elasto-Barrier and allow it to cure.
Pour It Out & Paint It On
Apply 1-2 coats of Super Elasto-Barrier or as needed.
Good: 1-2 coats of Super Elasto-Barrier.
Better: 2 coats of Super Elasto-Barrier, topcoat with Ames' Maximum-Stretch or similar Ames' product.
Best: 3 coats of Super Elasto-Barrier; topcoat 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.)
You may need one or more of the following: 3-4 inch wide paint brush; Roller and handle; Peel & Stick Seam Tape; Contouring Roof Fabric; Scissors or Utility Knife; Trowel. Commercial Sprayer. With a commercial sprayer, use a .0030 reversa tip. We recommend a 3/8 inch hose.
Weather & Drying Guidelines
Super Elasto-Barrier is best applied between 55° to 90° F. on warm, dry surfaces. Dries in 1-2 hours, depending on thickness of application and weather. Cures in 24 hours. Be sure the humidity is less than 50% and the dew point and temperature have a good spread. Low temperatures, high humidity and evening and morning dew will require increased drying/curing time.
IMPORTANT: For exterior applications 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 10:00 am and 2:00 pm with a forecast of clear weather for the following day. Keep in mind that white or light colored coatings will reflect nearly all solar rays and dry at a much slower rate than dark colored coatings. If you live in the northern hemisphere the best time to apply white products is the summer months when there is plenty of sunlight. In contrast, darker coatings absorb more sunlight and dry more quickly.
Clean-up, Storage, and Disposal
Clean tools and small spills with water. Store unused product in its original can, tightly sealed and protected from freezing. Dispose of this product in accordance with local, state, or federal requirements.
Standard product coverage on a smooth surface is one to two gallons per 100 square feet. More than one coat is recommended. More coats equal longer life.