Do-It-Yourself in Three Easy Steps:
Ames'® industrial-strength 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 the following:
For preparation work: 4-inch wide paintbrush and utility
knife. For Vapor-Barrier application: Paint roller, paint
brush or commercial
Ames Vapor-Barrier elastomeric paint
is nearly three times as thick as most paints and blocks
water. One gallon covers approximately 100 sq. ft. per
1 gallon = 100 sq. ft.
5 gallons = 500 sq. ft.
55 gallon drum = 5500 sq. ft.
275 gallon tote = 27500 sq. ft.
Clean up tools and small spills with 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. Careful and complete preparation
will ensure the best results and contribute to the life of
the coating. The wall surface must be clean, dry, and free
of loose material. Loose or peeling paint should be removed
with a wire brush and rough wood surfaces sanded. Metal or
concrete surfaces may be prepared by using a disc grinder
and carborundum disc. Care should be taken so as not to grind
though the metal. Do not apply Vapor-Barrier over wet, loose
or crumbling concrete. Repair the concrete and allow to cure.
Mildew may be removed with a power washer. All major cracks,
joints and seams should be caulked with Blue Max trowel-grade
Do not use a silicone caulk. Follow
seam taping instructions. Mask all sensitive areas before
SEAM TAPE JOINTS AND CRACKS
It is important to seam tape all joints
and cracks to avoid future cracking and leaking. Use Ames'
Peel & Stick Seam tape (PS250, PS450, PS650) to 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 for
application instructions. Do not use fiberglass or asphalt
impregnated seam tape.
about seam tape
APPLY AMES VAPOR BARRIER
Ames Vapor-Barrier waterproofing paint
may be brushed, rolled or sprayed. Apply a minimum of one
gallon per 100 square feet per coat. Two coats minimum is
best; three to four superior. The application must be applied
in a continuous, unbroken seal of a minimum dry thickness
of no less than 30 mils (the thickness of a dime) over the
to three coats of Ames Vapor-Barrier elastomeric
coats (2 gallons) of Super Elasto-Barrier per 100 square
feet, followed by two coats (2 gallons per 100 square feet
) of Ames Vapor-Barrier.
3 coats (1 gallon per 100 square feet per coat) of Super
Elasto-Barrier per 100 square feet, followed by two coats
(2 gallons per 100 square feet ) of Ames Vapor-Barrier waterproofing
here for Architectural Specifications
waterproofing paint may be tightly resealed in its original
container and stored for many years after being opened. It
must be stored between 50 degrees F and 90 degrees F. DO
NOT ALLOW TO FREEZE! Freezing will
solidify and destroy this product. If frozen the product warranty
Vapor-Barrier is best applied on warm
clear sunny days when the humidity is less than 50% and
the following conditions are met: 1) The sun is in the sky.
2) There is no forecast of rain for at least 24 hours. Apply
at 40 to 90 degrees F., and then run a test patch to assure
proper drying conditions and that the product work to your
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