Ames’ Blue Max White is a special blend of adhesive, high strength, impervious, elastomeric liquid rubber technology for waterproofing in extreme wet situations such as below-grade foundations and basement walls. It flows into cracks and crevices as a liquid and sets up as a durable rubber to seal leaks wherever they occur. It creates an air-barrier membrane that inhibits the growth of mold, mildew, and fungus by depriving it of oxygen.
Where to Use:
Blue Max White is ideal for waterproofing below-grade foundations, basement walls and insulated concrete foundations. Blue Max White is especially effective at invigorating old basement and bearing walls. In addition to being impervious to standing water, Blue Max White penetrates cracks and crevices in liquid form and dries as a durable rubber, fortifying walls by fusing cracks and filling gaps.
Be sure surfaces are clean and dry before the coating application. 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. Caulk all cracks less than 5/8″ wide with Ames® Blue Max® Trowel-Grade. Surfaces with joints, cracks, or where two unlike surfaces come together, require Ames® Peel & Stick™ Seam Tape (PS250, PS450 or PS650) to provide some additional strength and reinforcement. Prime all surfaces generously with Ames® Blue Max® White prior to setting the Seam Tape in place. Apply a liberal topcoat of Ames® Blue Max® White over the Seam Tape and allow to cure. Ames® Blue Max® does not need a primer.
These are general application guidelines. Various factors including climate, condition and age of the surface factor into the application technique. That is why we offer a Toll Free Technical help line Monday to Friday. Please call with any questions before you begin your project – 1-888-345-0809. The surface must be clean, dry, and free of loose material. Fill all joints or cracks less than 5/8 inch with Ames® Blue Max® Trowel Grade. It is important to seam tape all joints and cracks to avoid future cracking and leaking. Ames® Blue Max® White may be brushed, rolled or sprayed. We recommend three gallons per 100 square feet for water containment. The application must be applied in a continuous, unbroken seal of a minimum dry thickness of no less than 30 mils (the thickness of a dime).
Ames® Blue Max® White can be applied with a paint brush, a push broom, a low nap roller with a long handle or a Commercial Airless Sprayer. In addition, you will need Ames® Peel & Stick™ Seam Tape and scissors or a utility knife. For larger commercial jobs. We recommend an airless sprayer with a 3/8-inch, 150-foot hose. Graco, Bulldog or Titan work well. Call for specific specification.
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.
Weather and Drying Guide:
Ames® Blue Max® White is best applied between 50° to 90° F (10° to 32° C) on warm dry surfaces. For exterior applications apply when the streets are dry, the sun is in the sky and no inclement weather is forecast. Starts to dry in 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on thickness of application and weather; It continues to cure for up to 2 weeks. A slight tack is normal after drying. Ames Blue Max White may be re-coated or top coated when it is dry to the touch. Low temperatures, high humidity and evening and morning dew will require increased drying/curing time.
Standard product coverage on a smooth surface is 100 sq. ft. per gallon per coat (est. 10 mil). More than one coat recommended. More coats equal longer life. Rough surfaces will require additional product and drying time.
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. Ames Blue Max White can be used in conjunction with Ames Blue Max Original Blue.