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.
Brush – Use a nylon/polyester brush.
Roller – Use a 3/8″- 3/4″ nap synthetic cover.
Trowel – For Liquid Granite® only.
Step 1: 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 approximately 30 min. to an hour.
Step 2: Apply Elasto-Barrier® if you feel you need extra waterproofing protection.
Step 3: Top coat with two coats of Ames® Safe-T-Deck® smooth or granulated, depending on if a non-skid surface is desired.
Ames® Super Primer™ standard product coverage on a smooth surface is 100 to 200 square feet per gallon per coat. Rough surfaces such as cinder block may require additional product and drying time.
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; however, a second coat may be required in some applications.
Ames® Safe-T-Deck® applies at the rate of 1 gallon per 100 square feet. A minimum of two coats is recommended for a durable waterproof surface.
Weather & Drying Guidelines:
Products are best applied between 50° to 90° F (10° to 32° C) on warm dry surfaces. Apply when the streets are dry, the sun is in the sky and no inclement weather is forecast. Starts to dry in 2-8 hours, minimum of 24 hours between coats if possible for best results, 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.
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.
Products for concrete patios
Ames® Elasto-Barrier® is an elastomeric waterproof rubber basecoat for concrete, plywood and hard-to-stick surfaces. A water-based, liquid dual-rubber coating used primarily for roof and deck waterproofing applications.
Ames® 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.