What is Ames® Super Primer™?
Start your project off right with Ames® Super Primer™. Super Primer™ is ideal for priming big projects because it leaves a good surface for other Ames® coatings to adhere to. It is a powerful membrane that seal against water damage and seepage. It strengthens the surface it is applied to by binding into the very molecules of the surface. It will add longevity to your coating project.
Super Primer™ is Used to Prime:
• Porous above and below grade Concrete and Cinder Blocks
• Brick and Tile
• I.C.F. (Insulated Concrete Forms)
• Basement Walls and Floors
• Sidewalks and Driveways
• Patios and Pool Decks
• Stucco and Stucco-type Wall Materials
• EPDM Rubber Roofs
• Asphalt Roofs
• Wood, Metal and other Hard-to-Stick Surfaces*
• Helps stop Rusty Metal
Super Primer™ is Used as a Concrete Additive:
When added to the water of a concrete mix at up to a 25% ratio, Super Primer™ substantially reduces cracking in concrete and increases crush strength from an estimated 2800 PSI to 8800 PSI. Seamless concrete polymerized with Super Primer™ can be impervious to water penetration and will help prevent efflorescence. Coatings will have substantially better adhesion to concrete that has been strengthened by Super Primer™. The short-term cure will slow down, but the long-term cure will speed up, reducing curing time from an estimated 28 days to 21 days at 70° F ambient temperature. Important: The user should always run a test batch when polymerizing concrete to determine the saturation ratio or proportions that work best in their application. Generally dries on floors in 2 – 8 hours.
Super Primer™ may be added to Latex Coatings to Increase Adhesion, Strength, and Waterproofing
Super Primer™ is a useful additive to such products when the surface is chalking or deteriorating. The approximate ratio is up to one pint Super Primer™ to one gallon coating.
Applying Super Primer™ and Ames’® Coatings can be a creative process. Over the years our customers have shown us that there are many different types of applications and uses for our products that we never imagined. You, too, may find unique uses and applications for our products that are not covered on this label
Important: Read all instructions on the label before beginning. Always run a test patch first, in an inconspicuous area, to ensure that proper adhesion and drying occurs with your product and the product works to your satisfaction before proceeding. Do not proceed unless you are satisfied.
DO-IT-YOURSELF IN TWO EASY STEPS
1. Surface Preparation
All surfaces should be dry, clean, and free of oil, grease, and loose or flaking material. Power wash until surfaces are clean and free from moss and loose materials. If concrete is decomposing, it may be necessary to fill or repair it with a compatible concrete mixture to obtain a firm surface suitable for Super Primer™. New concrete should be allowed to cure for at least 30 days prior to application of products. Cracks larger than 1/8” should be filled with an Ames’® Blue Max® caulk, and all seams should be taped. Use Ames’® Peal & Stick™ Seam Tapes: LST60, CST100, or PS250, PS450, or PS650.
2. Apply Super Primer™
Apply with a 3”- 4” wide paint brush, a 3/8” low nap roller, or paint sprayer. Apply a thin coat and allow proper drying between coats. More than one coat is recommended; more coats equal longer life.
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.