What is Ames® Safe-T-Deck® Smooth Interior Floor Coating?
Ames® Safe-T-Deck® Smooth floor coating performs like an epoxy to preserve, protect and renew old interior floors. This is done by substantially increasing the strength and adhesion by molecular plastic penetration into the concrete surfaces. Ready to use – no mixing required. It is excellent over shop floors, office floors and factory areas. It seals out moisture and renews the old surface to cure to a semi-gloss tough finish. It is water-based and environmentally friendly, has low odor, and is easily applied by sprayer or roller. If going over concrete, you must prime the surface first with Ames® fast drying Super Primer™.
Where to Use:
• Interior Floors
• Commercial/Industrial Shop
• Concrete Floors
• Laundry Rooms
• Utility Rooms
Paint brush and 3/8” to 1/2” nap roller with a long handle and paint tray.
Ready to use – no mixing required. Powerwash and clean the surface. Do not use any soaps, cleaners, or detergents. Remove all loose paint, dirt, oil, and grease leaving surface clean and completely dry. 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®. For best results and adhesion, it is ideal to apply coating over a bare surface void of paint or residue of any kind.
Application by surface type:
Interior Concrete Floors & Walkways – should be wire brushed and power-washed. In certain situations a shot-blaster may be needed to roughen the surface. 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 power wash away any excess dust or debris not stuck to the surface and make sure it is completely dry. Apply one coat of Ames® Super Primer™ (at the rate of 1 gal. per 200 sq ft. per coat) to fill in cracks and increase adhesion to concrete. It will go on milky white and will dry clear in about 30 min. to an hour or so. Make sure primer is completely clear before proceeding, it will leave a slightly tacky surface that is ideal for coating. Then top coat with 2 coats of Ames’® Safe-T-Deck® Smooth at the application coverage rate (1 gallon per 400 square feet).
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.
Apply one coat of Ames® Super Primer™ at the rate of 1 gallon per 200 sq. ft. per coat. Apply Ames® Safe-T-Deck® Smooth at the rate of 1 gallon per 400 square feet per coat. A minimum of two coats of Safe-T-Deck® smooth is recommended for a durable walkable surface.
Weather & Drying Guidelines:
Ames® Safe-T-Deck® is best applied between 50° to 90° F (10° to 32° C) on warm dry surfaces. Surface must be completely clean and dry before proceeding. Ames® Super Primer™ will dry completely in approximately 30 minutes to an hour and will dry completely clear. Allow a minimum of 24 hours between coats of Ames® Safe-T-Deck® Smooth. Thickness of application, low temperatures, high humidity, or condensation will require increased drying/curing time.
Durability and Longevity:
Longevity is dependent on how much foot traffic, furniture, and wear & tear the coated floor experiences. It is beneficial to coat the surface at approximately 5 to 10 years give or take with a maintenance coat. Unlike most other coatings out there, it is highly unlikely that Ames® Safe-T-Deck® Smooth will ever peel. Peeling is rare and only occurs from a substance that was delaminating from the surface before application.
Ames® Safe-T-Deck® Smooth can be used in conjunction with:
Ames® Super Primer™ and Ames® Peel & Stick™ Seam Tape.
If in doubt or unsure of specific products, quantities, or surface preparation for your project or have any questions, please call our toll-free number at 1-888-345-0809 for further technical assistance.