Tar & Gravel Roof

Application Instructions

Ames® Super Elasto-Barrier® 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. Click Here for Sprayer Specifications

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. Remove loose dirt and gravel, moss, and debris from the roof surface and power wash. Be sure that the surface is clean and dry before starting application of product. 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.


Step 1: Apply two to three coats of Super Elasto-Barrier® until roof surface is smooth and sealed.

Step 2: Finish with one to two coats of Maximum-Stretch® or a similar Ames® product.

Estimated Coverage:
The minimum application of Super Elasto-Barrier® and Maximum-Stretch® is 2 gal/100 sq. ft. for each product.

Weather & Drying Guidelines:
Ames® Maximum-Stretch® or Super Elasto-Barrier® is best applied between 50° 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 2-8 hours, depending on thickness of application and weather; cures in 24 hours. Low temperatures, high humidity and evening and morning dew will require increased drying/curing time.

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.

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Ames® Maximum-Stretch® is a thick, high quality rubber and acrylic elastomeric roof coating designed specifically for waterproofing, repairing and maintaining many different types of roofs.


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Super Elasto-Barrier®

Ames® Super Elasto-Barrier® is an 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.