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Article on How to Waterproof
Rubber Roofs & EPDM Roofs

Ames Super Primer 5gal

Super Primer

Super Elasto-Barrier Maximum-Stretch Peel & Stick
Seam Tape
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Difficulty Level: EASY

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.

1. Prime the Roof Surface with Super PrimerTM
Prime with 1 coat of Super Primer or until the roof surface is smooth and sealed.

Seam Tape: Surfaces with joints, cracks, flashings, vents, parapet wall flashings or where two unlike surfaces come together, will need Ames’ Peel & Stick Seam Tape to provide some additional strength and reinforcement. Peel & Stick is applied over Super Primer after it has dried. To apply Peel & Stick simply:

1. Peel off the protective backing
2. Line up the tape with the seam
3. Press into place, using your fingers to shape with the contours of the surface.

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2. Apply Super Elasto-Barrier
Apply a 2-3 coats as needed of Ames' Super Elasto-Barrier dual-rubber Coating. Super Elasto-Barrier is up to 1000% elastic to expand and contract with the roof surface. Super Elasto-Barrier is easy to apply. Simply pour out the coating and spread it onto the surface, or apply with sprayer.

3. Topcoat with Maximum-Stretch Product
Apply 1-2 coats of Maximum Stretch roof coating. Maximum-Stretch, when applied in white, reflects 98% of the sun's heat and UV rays. It will substantially reduce roof temperatures, saving on cooling costs.

Old EPDM rubber roof

Clean up & Storage of coatings
Clean up tools and small spills with water. Store unused product in its original can, tightly sealed at 45 to 85 degree F. Dispose of this product in accordance with state and federal and local requirements.

Weather & Drying Guidelines
Ames Coatings are best applied between 40 to 90 degrees F. on warm dry surfaces. Apply when the streets are dry, the sun is in the sky, and no inclement weather is forecast. Dries in 1-2 hours, depending on thickness of application and weather; and cures in 24 hours. Low temperatures, high humidity, and evening and morning dew will require increased drying/curing time.

Estimated Coverage
Standard product coverage on a smooth surface is 100 sq. ft. per gallon per coat (est. 10ml). More than one coat recommended. More coats equal longer life.

Tools ~ You may need one or more of the following:
Ames' industrial-strength coatings are easy to apply for the Do-It-Yourselfer. Most Ames products may be applied by brush, roller, push broom, or sprayer. Depending upon the roughness of the surface, preparation, and the specific application, you may need one or more of the following:

3-4 inch wide paint brush 3-4 inch wide paint brush Ames Seam Tape Ames' Seam Tape
Roller & Handle Roller & Handle Scissors or Utility knife Scissors or Utility Knife
Push broom Push Broom Commercial Airless Sprayer Commercial Airless Sprayer
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