Where to Use:
Clear Seal is excellent for use on Wood Shingles, Wood Decks, Brick, Chimney, Log Homes, Cedar Siding, Concrete, Porches , Stucco, Stone, Lumber, Fiberglass Roof Panels, Basements, Fences, and as a rust inhibitor on metal. Clear Seal may be added to many water based latex stains or coatings to increase adhesion to other surfaces, especially chalking surfaces.
Instructions and Specifications:
Ames® Clear Seal™ can be applied with a paint brush, a push broom, a low nap roller with a long handle or a Commercial Airless Sprayer. In addition, you may need Ames® Peel & Stick Seam Tape and scissors or a utility knife. For larger commercial jobs, we recommend a commercial/industrial airless sprayer.Click Here for Sprayer Specifications.
One gallon will cover approximately 200 sq. ft. Actual coverage will depend on surface texture and porosity. This product can be thinned with water.
All surface should be dry, clean, and free of oil, grease, and loose or flaking material. Power wash old surfaces until they are clean and free from moss and loose materials. Rusty metal roofs only need cleaning. Clear Seal™ has excellent bonding to fiberglass, shingles, siding and concrete. 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 Clear Seal™. Cracks larger than 1/8″ should be filled with Ames’® Blue Max™ Trowel Grade coating and filler.
Weather and Drying Guidelines:
Clear Seal™ is best applied between 50 and 90 degrees F (10-32 degrees C) on warm dry surfaces. Be sure humidity is less than 50% and dew point and temperature have a good spread. Clear Seal™ will begin to dry in 20 minutes to 2 hours depending upon thickness of application and weather. It continues to cure for up to 2 weeks. Clear Seal™ may be recoated when it is dry to touch.