INTERIOR CONCRETE FLOORS
Pressure wash when possible using pure water. Do not use any soaps, or detergents. Remove all loose paint, dirt, oil, and grease leaving surface clean and completely dry. In certain situations a shot-blaster or a floor grinder may be needed to roughen the surface. 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. All cracks, joints (1/8″ or less), and seams should be caulked with a non-silicone, paintable caulk or Ames® Blue Max™ trowel-grade coating and filler. For larger cracks (1/8″ or larger) fill with a cementitious filler. Make sure surface is as smooth as possible. Ames® Super Primer® is mandatory for concrete surfaces, such as floors and walkways prior to applying the Ames® Safe-T-Deck™ Interior Floor Paint. For best results and adhesion, it is ideal to apply coating over a bare surface void of paint or residue of any kind. Product comes ready to use, no mixing or stirring required.
For a polished concrete floor or surface, such as a basement floor; a floor grinder is recommended to rough up the surface and get down to the bare concrete. Vacuum away and/or powerwash away any excess dust or debris not stuck to the surface and make sure it is completely dry.
Paint Brush – Standard soft bristled brush
Paint Roller – Standard 3/8″ – 1/2″ nap roller
Paint Tray – Standard Paint Tray
Apply one coat of Ames Super Primer at the rate of 1 gal. per 200 sq. ft. per coat. Apply Ames’® Safe-T-Deck™ Smooth at the rate of 1 gallon per 400 square feet per coat. Apply a minimum of two coats of Safe-T-Deck Smooth for a durable walkable surface. (Same as 2 gal. per 400 sq. ft.)
Weather & Drying Guidelines:
Ames’® Super Primer and Safe-T-Deck™ Smooth is best applied between 50° to 90° F (10° to 32° C) on warm dry surfaces. Surface must be completely clean and completely dry before proceeding. Ames Super Primer will dry in approximately 30 minutes to an hour and will dry completely clear. We recommend at least a minimum of 24 hours between coats for the Ames Safe-T-Deck™ Smooth. Depending on thickness of application, low temperatures, high humidity or condensation 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.
If any questions, please call our toll-free number at 1-888-345-0809 for further technical assistance.
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.