Blue Max 5 Gallon

What is Ames’® Blue Max™?

Ames’® Blue Max® is a special blend of adhesive, high strength elastomeric liquid rubber. It is a new, impenetrable, rubber technology for waterproofing in extreme wet situations such as below grade foundations, basement walls, and cisterns.  Ready to use – no mixing required. It is high in solids and dries to a tough 800% elastic membrane that resists cracking and peeling. Blue Max remains flexible from -30° to 150° F. Ames’ Blue Max is impervious to water when applied in a uniform and seamless fashion with adequate millage. It flows into cracks and crevices as a liquid and sets up as a durable rubber to seal leaks wherever they occur. Ames® Blue Max™ is UV sensitive and must be top-coated if exposed to sunlight.

Ames’® Blue Max is also an excellent coating for ICF (insulated concrete forms), as well as metal, wood, concrete, and many other applications. The adhesive qualities in Ames’® Blue Max actually glues surfaces together and strengthens wall construction. Ames’® Blue Max outperforms isocyanate urethanes, and works well as a primer and waterproofing membrane for Ames’ products such as Ames’® Safe-T-Deck™, Ames’® Snow Seal®, Ames’® Maximum-Stretch™, Ames’® Block & Wall™, Ames’® Iron Coat™ and many other coatings. Ames’® Blue Max must be top coated for UV protection in exterior applications.

Where to Use:

Use Ames’® Blue Max™ on Basements, Cellars, Foundations, Below Grade Walls, and Cisterns. Ames’® Blue Max is also an excellent coating for ICF (insulated concrete forms), as well as Metal, Wood, Concrete, and many other applications. The adhesive qualities in Ames’® Blue Max actually glues surfaces together and strengthens wall construction. Ames’® Blue Max outperforms isocyanate urethanes, and works well as a primer and waterproofing membrane for Ames’ products such as Ames’® Safe-T-Deck™, Ames’® Snow Seal®, Ames’® Maximum-Stretch™, Ames’® Block & Wall™, Ames’® Iron Coat™ and many other coatings. Ames’® Blue Max must be top coated for UV protection in exterior applications.

Instructions and Specifications:

Tools:
Ames’® Blue Max™ 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 an airless sprayer with a 3/8 inch, 150 foot hose. Click Here for Sprayer Specifications.

Estimated Coverage:
We recommend 100 square feet per gallon per coat for water containment. The application must be applied in a continuous, unbroken seal of a minimum dry thickness of no less than 30 mils (the thickness of a dime). We recommend two coats minimum, three to four is superior as more coats equals longer life. Rough surfaces will require additional product and drying time.

Preparation:
Be sure surfaces are clean and dry before the coating application. 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.

Weather & Drying Guidelines:
Ames’® Blue Max™ is best applied between 50° to 90° F (10° to 32° C) on warm dry surfaces. For exterior applications apply when the streets are dry, the sun is in the sky and no inclement weather is forecast. Starts to dry in 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on thickness of application and weather.  It continues to cure for up to 2 weeks. A slight tack is normal after drying. Ames’ Blue Max may be recoated or top coated when it is dry to the touch. Low temperatures, high humidity and evening and morning dew will require increased drying/curing time.

Can be used in Conjunction with:
Ames’ Blue Max trowel-grade and works well as a primer and waterproofing membrane for Ames’® Safe-T-Deck™, Ames’® Snow Seal®, Ames’® Maximum-Stretch™, Ames’® Block & Wall™, Ames’® Iron Coat™ and many other coatings. Ames’ Blue Max must be top coated for UV protection in exterior applications.

Contact Ames Research

Ames Research Laboratories
1891 16th St. S.E.
Salem, Or 97302
USA
Toll-free Technical Support
Mon-Fri 7:30 AM – 5 PM PT
1-888-345-0809
arlstaff@amesresearch.com
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