Concrete Stairs

Interior & Exterior

Application Instructions

Step One

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. It leaves a clear, slightly tacky surface that is ideal for coating.

Step Two

Top coat with Ames® Safe-T-Deck® granulated or smooth, depending on the surface and texture you are trying to achieve.

Preparation:

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.

Tools:
Brush – Use a nylon/polyester brush.
Roller – Use a 3/8″- 3/4″ nap synthetic cover.
Trowel – Only for Liquid Granite

Estimated Coverage:

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’® Safe-T-Deck™ applies at the rate of 1 gallon per 400 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. 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 Stairs

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

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Starting at $55 for 1 Gallon

ames super primer Liquid Rubber Waterproof Primer

Super Primer™

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.

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Starting at $55 for 1 Gallon

Ames Safe-T-Deck Smooth Interior Elastomeric Floor Coating

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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Starting at $79 for 1 Gallon

Ames Liquid Granite Elastomeric Protective Coating

Liquid Granite®

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

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Starting at $250 for 1 Gallon