Super Primer Application Instructions
DO-IT-YOURSELF IN THREE EASY STEPS
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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.
1. SURFACE PREPARATION
All surfaces should be dry, clean, and free of oil, grease, and loose or flaking material. Power wash until surfaces are clean and free from moss and loose materials. If concrete is decomposing, it may be necessary to fill or repair it with a compatible concrete mixture to obtain a firm surface suitable for Super Primer. One such repair product is Ames' Blue Max trowel grade. Cracks larger than 1/8" should be filled with Ames’ Blue Max trowel grade, and all seams should be taped. Use Ames' brand seam tapes: PS250, PS450, or PS650.
2. APPLY SUPER PRIMER
Apply with a 3"-4" wide paint brush, a 3/8" low nap roller, or paint sprayer. Apply a thin coat and allow proper drying between coats. More than one coat is recommended; more coats equal longer life.
3. TOP COAT SUPER PRIMER
Super Primer is designed to be top coated with Ames' waterproof coatings
WEATHER & DRYING GUIDELINES:
For exterior applications Super Primer is best applied between 40 to 90 degrees F (4.5 to 32 degrees C) on warm dry surfaces. Be sure humidity is less than 50% and dew point and temperature have a good spread. Super Primer will begin to dry in 10 minutes and is usually dry within 2 hours. Heavier applications will require longer drying time. A slight tack is normal after drying. Super Primer may be recoated or topcoated when it is dry to the touch.
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, and no inclement weather is forecast for 24 hours. The best work window during winter months is usually between 10am and 2pm. Low temperatures, high humidity and evening and morning dew will require increased drying/curing time.
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. This product contains a sophisticated combination of water-base acrylic polymers. Call 911 for the poison control center. Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may produce irritation or sensitivity. Use gloves. Water cleanup.
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.
SUPER PRIMER AS A CONCRETE ADDITIVE.
When added to the water of a concrete mix at 25% ratio, Super Primer substantially reduces cracking in concrete and increases crush strength from an estimated 2800 PSI to 8800 PSI. Seamless concrete polymerized with Super Primer will be impervious to water penetration and will prevent efflorescence. Coatings will have substantially better adhesion to concrete that has been strengthened by Super Primer. The set time will speed up, and the long-term cure time will be reduced from an estimated 28 days to 22 days at 70 degrees F ambient temperature. Important: The user should always run a test batch when polymerizing concrete to determine the saturation ratio or proportions that work best in their application.
SUPER PRIMER MAY BE ADDED TO LATEX COATINGS TO INCREASE ADHESION
Super Primer is a useful additive to such products when the surface is chalking or deteriorating. The approximate ratio is up to one pint Super Primer to one gallon coating. Run a test patch to determine that you have the proper ratio to successfully complete your application.