Super Elasto-Barrier® Elastomeric Base Coating

Rated 4.80 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

$29.99$8,368.25

Elastomeric waterproof rubber basecoat for concrete, plywood and hard-to-stick surfaces. A water-based, liquid dual-rubber coating used primarily for roof and deck waterproofing applications. Buy more and spend less!

 

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What is Ames® Super Elasto-Barrier®?

For roof and deck waterproofing, use Ames® Super Elasto-Barrier®. It is a great base coat for our other coatings and creates an impermeable bond. Super Elasto-Barrier® is elastomeric and expands up to 1000% to move with the surface and resist cracking and peeling. This product is UV sensitive and must be top coated if used in a place where it is exposed to sun. Goes where the water flows and stops leaks. Flows into cracks and crevices.

Where to Use:

Roofs Including:
• Tar
• Metal
• Rolled
• Gravel
• EPDM Rubber
• Concrete Roof Repair
• Plywood
• Roof Decks

Other Areas Including:
• Balconies
• Porches
• Living Areas
• Rusty Surfaces
• Wood
• Roof Valleys
• Gutters
• Mobile Homes
• RV Roofs
• Plywood Sub-Roofs
• Decks
• Grain Bins

*Ames® Super Elasto- Barrier® is UV sensitive and must be top coated if exposed to sunlight.

Tools:
Ames® Super Elasto-Barrier® is ready to use – no mixing required. It 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 using a commercial grade airless sprayer. Graco, Bulldog or Titan brands work well. Call for specifications, 888-345-0809.

Preparation:
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. Be sure surfaces are clean and dry before the coating application. All major cracks, joints and seams should be caulked with Blue Max® trowel-grade liquid rubber. Do not use a silicone caulk. Large cracks may be filled with a sandable filler. Follow seam taping instructions. Mask all sensitive areas before starting.

Metal Roofing, Mobile Homes, RV’s, R panel, corrugated:
1) Remove loose dirt, flaking rust, and debris from the roof surface: refasten any screws or nails that may have worked loose.

2) Apply seam tape over all seams and brush a liberal coat of Super Elasto-Barrier® over J-strips and screws. Prime with one to two coats of Super Elasto-Barrier®.

3) Finish with one to two coats of Ames’ Maximum-Stretch® until the surface is smooth and sealed, or as needed to complete the application

Roof Repair and Restoration of Existing Roofs, Built-up Pitched Tar Roofs, Gravel Roofs, Torchdown, EPDM, Plywood, OSB, Concrete:

(1) Remove loose dirt and gravel, moss, and debris from the roof surface and power wash.

(2) Prime with two to three coats of Super Elasto-Barrier® until roof surface is smooth and sealed. (For EPDM roofs use Ames Super Primer first. For Plywood or OSB roofs or water ponding situations use Ames roofing fabric. IMPORTANT: Drain all standing water and prime roof completely smooth and watertight before applying roofing fabric.

(3) Finish with one to two coats of Maximum-Stretch® or a similar Ames® product as needed to complete application. The minimum application of Maximum-Stretch® is 2 gal/100 sq. ft. Finish application would have a minimum of 5 gal/100 sq. ft. total including Super Elasto-Barrier® 3 gal/100 sq. ft. and Maximum Stretch 2 gal/100 sq. ft.

Estimated Coverage:
Standard product coverage on a smooth surface is one to two gallons per 100 square feet. More than one coat is recommended. More coats equal longer life.

Weather & Drying Guidelines:
Ames® Super Elasto-Barrier® is best applied between 40° 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 1-2 hours, depending on thickness of application and weather; Allow to cure for a minimum of 24 hours between coats. Low temperatures, high humidity and evening and morning dew will require increased drying/curing time.

Can be used in Conjunction with:
Peel & Stick® Seam Tape, Super Primer™ (for EPDM rubber roofs). Roof Fabric (for plywood and OSB roofs). Top coat with Maximum-Stretch®, Snow Seal®, or Iron Coat® roof coating. Ames® Super Elasto-Barrier® is UV sensitive and must be topcoated if exposed to sunlight

Durability and Longevity:
Ames® Super Elasto-Barrier® is a base coat and must be top coated. When top coated it will last for many years to come.

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.

Super Elasto-Barrier® Physical Properties (PDF)

Super Elasto-Barrier® Safety Data Sheet (PDF)

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5 reviews for Super Elasto-Barrier® Elastomeric Base Coating

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sterling W

    Even after tornadoes my roof deck does not leak
    Once upon a time, I had a leak on my upper deck that covers my lower patio area. So desperate to stop the leak, I was hoodwinked into buying products like Flex Seal and other tarred materials. Those products did not stop my leak. It wasn’t until I used your products the Super Elasto-Barrier followed by the Maximum-Strectch, I was able to stop the leak. I waited several months after the initial use to provide this feedback because I wanted to be sure your product worked. Well, here in the Dallas Metro Area we have had several tornado like rains and my deck does not leak. I will not hesitate to recommend your product particularly the Maximum Stretch to anyone. Keep up the good work, take care,
    Sterling W.
    Product: Super Elasto-Barrier, Maximum-Stretch

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nikolay Kh

    Easy to apply, waterproofing well, its like rubber , you applied and forget about it.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike R

    Great product!
    We tried all kinds of products to seal our deck. This one worked and lasted well over 10 years. Apply as instructed with a base coat, then the mesh then extra base coats to cover the mesh and finally the UV protection. We applied an added coat after 5 years and it still was shedding water with no cracking after 15 years when we moved.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Phill (verified owner)

    Good stuff!
    I used this under the Maximum stretch and it has been 10 years in the southern sun, and I have my first leak. I am going to order some maximum stretch and re-coat. It was recommended to re-coat in 5 years so lasting 10 was good service.

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    Matt (verified owner)

    Overall I am happy with the product performance

    I put in a new ~240sq ft plywood roofdeck (ripped out and rebuilt an old rotted tar-gravel roofdeck).
    I bought the seal tape & elasto barrier (both from an Ace hardware), and the roofing fabric (I ordered directly from Ames).
    Seal tape review: takeaway is it works well, but the 6” is *hard* to work with (very “floppy” once the backing is removed and once the rubber seal touches anything you have very little forgiveness to correct the position before you find yourself just ripping the entire piece off and trying again). The 4” tape is MUCH easier to work with. Lessons learned: use smaller sections of the 6” tape so that it doesn’t fold onto itself and ruin the entire piece.
    Elasto barrier review: I put down a liberal first coat directly onto the clean, dry plywood (I used a leaf blower to do a final de-dust prior to the first coat). This coat has been my saving grace to this point: Lessons learned: apply the first coat liberally under direct sunlight.
    Roofing fabric review: For the next step I tried to embed the roofing fabric as seen in a few videos online. I realized a few key points after I experienced some hardships. Takeaways: (1) *if doing this alone* [as I was] cut the roofing fabric in half to make it easier to use (I could barely reach across the full ~42” sheet without kneeling in elasto barrier on the hot roof) (2) make sure the coat of elasto barrier you put underneath the fabric to embed it is liberal and does not miss any areas the fabric touches (3) DO NOT allow any wrinkles or bubbles (I got a few obvious bubbles [some with pinhole leaks some without] that I had to cut out with an exacto knife–this last part has been a painstaking experience).

    My final steps have been/will be: elasto barrier the cut-out bubble holes (complete). Let the “patches” cure ~1.5 days in sun (underway), and double-check for any more bubble patches I have missed. Next, I will apply final liberal topcoat of elasto barrier to whole roof. Let cure (pray no rain comes unexpectedly). Top coat with safe-T deck (I will likely do 2-3 coats and let each coat cure before applying the next).

    Overall I am happy with the product performance, although the roofing fabric application could have been a better experience if I had known the dire importance of these few things I mentioned above. Live and learn and hopefully this deck will still turn out nice.

    hope this helps another serious DIYer

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