Blue Max® Liquid Rubber Waterproof Sealant

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

$55.00$8,368.28

Ames® Blue Max® is a special blend of adhesive, high strength liquid rubber for your basement. Buy more and save!

 

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What is Ames® Blue Max®?

Waterproof your basement with Ames® Blue Max® liquid rubber. Blue Max is a strong and highly adhesive elastomeric coating for extreme wet situations such as below grade foundations, basement walls, and cisterns. It is a thick, blue liquid rubber that can stretch up to 800% to resist cracking and peeling in wet situations, and can remain flexible in extreme cold and heat. Blue Max is impervious to water and has incredibly strong adhesion.

Where to Use:
Use Ames’® Blue Max™ on Basements, Cellars, Foundations, Below Grade Walls, and Cisterns. Ames® Blue Max is also an excellent coating for ICF (insulated concrete forms), as well as Metal, Wood, Concrete, and many other applications. The adhesive qualities in Ames® Blue Max actually glues surfaces together and strengthens wall construction. Ames® Blue Max outperforms isocyanate urethanes, and works well as a primer and waterproofing membrane for Ames products such as Ames® Safe-T-Deck®, Ames® Snow Seal®, Ames® Maximum-Stretch®, Ames® Block & Wall™ Liquid Rubber, Ames® Block & Wall™ Acrylic, Ames® Iron Coat™ and many other coatings. Ames® Blue Max must be top coated for UV protection in exterior applications.

Where to use:
Ames® Blue Max is also an excellent coating for ICF (insulated concrete forms), as well as metal, wood, concrete, and many other applications. The adhesive qualities in Ames’® Blue Max actually glue surfaces together and strengthen wall construction. Ames® Blue Max out performs isocyanate urethanes, and works well as a primer and waterproofing membrane for Ames products such as 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 or protected for UV protection in exterior above applications.

Preparation:
Ames® 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 greater than 1/8″ 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 prior to setting the Seam Tape in place. Apply a liberal topcoat of Ames Blue Max over the Seam Tape and allow to cure. Ames Blue Max does not need a primer.

General Application:
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 wider than 1/8 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 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).

Tools:
Ames® Blue Max® 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® 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 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.

Estimated Coverage:
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® Brochure (PDF) 

Blue Max® Physical Performance Properties (PDF)

Blue Max® Regular-Grade SDS (PDF)

Blue Max™ Trowel SDS (PDF)

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6 reviews for Blue Max® Liquid Rubber Waterproof Sealant

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Basement nightmare

    Only thing that worked!

    My basement leaked every since I moved into my house. We have tried every product out there and they all had the same results.. didn’t work! We applied 2 coats of Blue Max and had our first winter with it and it hasn’t leaked at all. I would highly recommend this product for basements. The customer service when I called in was fantastic as well!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Auto Color Jim

    FINALLY A PRODUCT THAT REALLY DOES WORK

    we used blue max product on a leaking brick wall in a warehouse.when it would leak it would create black mold.we tried many other brand name products that were suppose to take care of this issue. they all failed very quickly. I found this product on line . I called your customer service dept. and asked for a recommendation.i used what was recommended and It performed just as I had hoped it would and more impressive just as the company had told me it would. very pleased with product and would highly recommend it.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    clickrs

    Works Just Like it Says

    our basement wall leaked all the time, we even got mold and had floods. Got rid of the mold applied this product and it is great, we have gone 2 years with no leaks. We are redoing another room with a partial basement wall and decided to use this as a precaution. Very impressed with Bllue Max.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jimmy

    Worked great on new home construction.

    I rolled on the first coating and sprayed on the second coating using a rented Graco 5900 w/ a 0531 tip. Spraying it was SUPER easy. I was concerned about that and no review I could find seemed to indicate how well spraying it would go. It also cleaned up easily enough so that I got my deposit for the sprayer back from the paint shop.

    I’m not done with the house yet so I can’t speak to the longevity of it, but all other reviews I’ve seen indicate that it’ll work out just fine.
    Works Just Like it Says

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    SEC

    Excellent
    I have applied two coats in the basement laundry area. We have had rain since and basement is dry. Also used the seam tape along the bottom of the wall and floor. Applied the coats very thickly and still have half a container. Can’t wait to do the rest of the walls in the basement.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris

    Blue Max worked great in my basement

    Purchased Blue Max a year ago and sprayed it on my basement walls. No problems since. Great product.

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