Waterproof Plywood Deck Coating & Sealant

Application Instructions

Pressure wash to ensure a clean surface and allow to dry. Always patch test to ensure proper adhesion.

Brush – Use a nylon/polyester brush.
Roller – Use a 3/8″- 3/4″ nap synthetic cover.
Roller Paint Pan

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Step 1: Use seam tape on plywood joints, flashing, where deck meets the house.

NOTE: The Peel & Stick™ Seam Tape may show a slight line radiating through coating.

Step 2: Apply 3 gallons per 100 sq. ft. Elasto-Barrier® and embed Contour Roof Fabric™ into wet coating. Roll excess Elasto-Barrier® over top of the Contour Roof Fabric™ and allow to dry. Apply another coating of Super Elasto Barrier® and allow to dry.

Step 3: Apply 2 gallons per 100 sq. ft. Safe-T-Deck® (2 coats) allowing each coat to dry.

Estimated Coverage:

Standard product coverage of Ames’® Elasto-Barrier, on a smooth surface is one to two gallons per 100 square feet. More than one coat is recommended. More coats equal longer life. 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:

Ames’® Safe-T-Deck™  is 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. Each coat starts to dry in 2 hours but can take up to 24 hours depending on temperature and humidity. Average time for complete system is 2-4 days.

Clean-up, Storage, and Disposal:

Clean tools and small spills with water. 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.

Can be used in Conjunction with:  Ames Blue Max trowel-grade and works well as a primer and waterproofing membrane for Ames® Safe-T-Deck™, Ames® Snow Seal®, Ames’® Maximum-Stretch™, Ames’® Block & Wall™, Ames’® Iron Coat™ and many other coatings. Ames’ Blue Max must be top coated for UV protection in exterior applications.

Products for Plywood Decks

Ames Safe-T-Deck Granulated Slip Resistant Waterproof Elastomeric Deck Coating

Safe-T-Deck® Granulated

Ames® Safe-T-Deck® comes in a granulated non-skid formula perfect for decks and stairs and a smooth formulation that performs like an epoxy to preserve, protect and renew old interior floors.

Peel & Stick™ Seam Tape

Ames® Peel & Stick™ Seam Tape is a self-adhesive, contouring seam tape for reinforcement over seams and cracks and around vents. Easy to apply.

ames polyester contouring roof fabric

Contouring Roof Fabric™

Ames® Polyester Contouring Roof Fabric™ adds substantial strength to the coating of roof surfaces, reinforces the coating to resist ripping and tearing and increases penetration resistance.