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Ames coating reinforces your stairs from experiencing any water damage. Old concrete stair repair is easy with our coating as it seals any cracks and provides anti-slip protection. Waterproofing stairs is important as you can experience a weakened structure developing over time due to moisture damage. Our applications are easy to apply if you follow the steps below! Please contact our friendly staff if you have any questions about any of our products and how they will work with your current project. We will be happy to answer any questions you have about our products and how they work with concrete stairs.

1. Products Needed by Step

Stairs Products needed by Step

2. How To: Steps to Complete the Project

Waterproofing Stairs by Steps 

3. Videos

Painting & Sealing a Concrete Floor
Super Primer


Liquid Granite

Liquid Granite on Several Different Surfaces

4. Detailed Application Instructions

Concrete decks and floors should be wire brushed and power-washed. In certain situations a shot-blaster may be needed to roughen the surface. Vacuum away any excess dust or debris.  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.

Safe-T-Deck Application:
Apply a coat of Ames® Super Primer™ (at the rate of 1 gal. / 200 sq ft.) to fill in cracks and increase adhesion to concrete.  It will go on milky white and will dry clear in about 30 min. to an hour or so. It leaves a clear, slightly tacky surface that is ideal for coating.  Then top coat with 2 coats of Ames'® Safe-T-Deck™ smooth or granulated if a non-skid surface is desired. 

Liquid Granite Application:
Surfaces should be wire brushed or pressure washed to remove any loose dirt or debris. Do not apply Liquid Granite over damp or severely decomposing concrete. Repair the concrete and allow to cure for up to 30 days prior to application of Liquid Granite. Concrete should be approximately 6 inches above ground water. Apply Ames’® Super Primer™ on areas with heavy use and in commercial applications. Topcoat with one or more coats of Ames® Liquid Granite™. Standard product coverage is approximately five gallons per 70-100 sq. feet per coat. Rough surfaces may require additional coating. Most surfaces will only require one coat. A second coat may be required in some applications. Areas where standing water may occur may require annual maintenance or cleaning.  Some surfaces may require maintenance because of potentially severe weather conditions or excessive wear and tear. Other surfaces may require priming with Ames® Super Elasto-Barrier™. For roof deck applications see our roof deck specifications.

Clean-up, Storage, and Disposal: 
Clean tools and small spills with water only – do not use any soaps or detergents. Store unused product in its original container, tightly sealed and protected from freezing. Dispose of this product in accordance with local, state, or federal requirements.

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  1. Super Primer

    Super Primer is a unique, pure acrylic elastomeric plastic sealant, primer and adhesive for concrete, brick, tile, EPDM rubber, stucco, wood, metal, and many hard-to-stick surfaces.

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  2. Safe-T-Deck Smooth

    Ames' Safe-T-Deck Urethane paint  performs like an epoxy to preserve, protect and renew old floors.

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  3. Liquid Granite - 5 Gallon

    Ames’® Liquid Granite ™ is an attractive granite-look coating that beautifies with a rich glow while it seals and protects. Watch video

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