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Ames® commercial metal roof coatings are your first choice in metal roof waterproofing and metal roof repair. Ames® premium metal roof coatings are formulated especially for commercial and residential metal roofs, steel roofs and aluminum roofs. Ames® coatings are waterbase, non-toxic, VOC-free and have low odor. They are easy to apply and are water clean-up.

  Storm Damage
  Leaking Metal Roofs
  Rusty Metal
  Oxidized Aluminum

Ames'® Super Elasto-Barrier™ is a liquid rubber vapor barrier that is up to 1000% elastic and works well in standing water situations.
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Ames'® Maximum-Stretch™ is our premium elastomeric roof coating for many roof surfaces, including metal roofs. It is up to 750% elastic to expand and contract with the roof surface. It is bright white and up to 98% reflective to help cool the roof surface.
Maximum-Stretch waterproof roof and wall coating
Ames'® Iron Coat™ is our original rubber and acrylic formula designed specifically to waterproof and maintain metal roofs. It is bright white and up to 98% reflective and up to 500% elastic.
Iron Coat -waterproofing for metal roofs
Ames® Peel & Stick Seam Tape provides reinforcement over seams and joints so water cannot seep through. Seam tape is used around roof vents, on flashings and over cracks and gaps along the seams on metal roofs or on RV roofs.
Peel & Stick, self-adhesive contouring seam tape
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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.

1. Surface Preparation
The roof must be dry. Remove loose dirt, flaking rust, and debris from the roof surface. Refasten any screws or nails that may have worked loose. 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.

2. Seam Tape & Prime the Roof Surface
Prime with 1-3 coats of Super Elasto-Barrier, Maximum-Stretch or Iron Coat until the roof surface is smooth and sealed.Let cure so that it's dry to the touch. 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.

Peel off  backing

1. Peel off the backing

2. Line tape up with seam 3. Press firmly into place.

3. Pour it out and Paint it on
Apply coating as needed for a durable, hard shell, thermo-reflective surface.

A Suggested Metal Roof Application

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Clean up, Storage, Disposal and Thinning
Clean up tools and small spills with water. Store unused product in its original can, tightly sealed at 45 to 85 degree F. Dispose of this product in accordance with state and federal and local requirements. Thin with water up to 10%.

Weather and Drying Guidelines
Best results when applied between 40 to 90 degrees F on warm dry surfaces. Apply when the streets are dry, the sun is in the sky and no inclement weather is forecast. Dries in 1-2 hours, depending on thickness of application and weather; cures in 24 hours. Low temperatures, high humidity and evening and morning dew will require increased drying/curing time.

Estimated Coverage
Standard product coverage on a smooth surface is 100 sq. ft. per gallon per coat (est. 10ml). More than one coat recommended. More coats equal longer life.

Tools ~ You may need one or more of the following:
Ames' commercial-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:

3-4 inch wide paint brush   3-4 inch wide paint brush Ames Seam Tape Ames' Seam Tape
Roller & Handle Roller & Handle Scissors or Utility knife Scissors or Utility Knife
Push broom Push Broom Commercial Airless Sprayer Commercial Airless Sprayer
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