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. Careful and complete preparation will ensure the best results. The surface must be clean, dry and relatively free from all dust, grease, wax, dirt, oil, chalk, solvents, loose paint, wallpaper and paste. Wash surface thoroughly. Heavily rusted areas may be wire brushed or sanded until smooth. Mold and mildew areas may be cleaned with an appropriate cleaner (i.e. 5-10% bleach and water solution). Paint & Prime® has mildew inhibitors and will kill most fungus and algae. When priming over stains, remove as much of the stain as possible by washing or sanding the surface. Follow standard painting practices while preparing the surface.
Brush – Use a nylon/polyester brush.
Roller – Use a 3/8″- 3/4″ nap synthetic cover.
Spray – Airless pressure…2000 psi. Tip…021″-.035” with reversa tip. 1 hp min.
Two coats of Paint & Prime® in difficult areas. Apply with a brush, roller or sprayer. Best results are obtained by priming the entire surface. This will extend the coverage and life span of the topcoat. Coverage will vary depending on the porosity of the surface. Paint & Prime® may be tinted.
The rate of coverage is dependent upon the surface condition. Paint & Prime® covers 300-500 sq. feet a gallon/coat depending on the roughness, texture, and porosity of surface being treated. Areas in poor condition may require additional coats and will have a lower coverage rate. For Sprayer Application: Thin with water up to 10%.
Weather & Drying Guidelines:
Ames® Paint & Prime® 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 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 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.
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Paint & Prime®
Paint & Prime® 25-Year is our premium interior/exterior, all in one, water-base pure acrylic latex paint and primer built into a single product. It comes with a 25-year quality guarantee. Paint & Prime® 25-Year has the same elastomeric capabilities, "high-hide" features, and waterproofing advantages of our other Paint & Prime® formulations.