Customer Reviews for Ames Block and Wall Acrylic 5 gal. Waterproof Coating

Internet #307857242

Model #BW5

  • Premium rubberized acrylic coating for bearing walls
  • Stops water seepage below and above grade easy and fast
  • Forms a durable, long-lasting, flexible seal for walls and floors

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  • 4.4
    out of 23 reviews
  • 85% recommend this product
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We have a garage wall that is partially below ground level. Over the years, it has started to let small amounts of water seep into the garage, and the concrete/block wall gets a bit damp. We selected this acrylic waterproofing coating to see if we could reduce or eliminate the seepage. When I first thought about acrylic (ie rubber) coating, I was afraid it may be hard to put on. This is not the case. While thick, when using a 1” nap roller, the coating rolled on quite smoothly. As of right now it looks like it has sealed things and stopped the seepage. The instructions for preparation of the surface were daunting for me. I did some washing and brushing with a wire brush. I know I did not do the preparation up to professional standards, but I think it is still going to work. The other pleasant surprise was that clean up with soap and water was as easy cleaning up latex paint. I am really pleased with the experience with this waterproofing product. They may have hit a home run here. To fully complete our goal, we may want to continue to apply more and more coats, maybe up to five coats. We did not use the recommended taping process. This may bite us latter. I will recommend it to friends and I will purchase more of it. Eventually I may have all my garage concrete/block walls with this waterproof coating -- that would be 800 sq ft. The way I have done it, I estimate that it will take about 12 gallons to fully complete the garage walls.
by Mamajane1234
I used this product to reseal a portion of my basement wall where the parging had cracked and pul...
I used this product to reseal a portion of my basement wall where the parging had cracked and pulled away from the concrete block. This rubberized acrylic coating has a soft gel-like consistency that doesn't drip when applied by brush and doesn't sling or spatter when using a medium-nap roller. This product can also be applied with a sprayer. An important step before application is to clean the surface properly and completely to assure the best adhesion. Then allow ample time for each coat to dry before applying the next one. Another advantage is that this sealer has very little odor during application or when drying. Cleanup is with soap and water, just like latex paint.
by DIYGuy
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Bad Product
Exactly same issue as this reviewer I applied two coats to the basement floor. After 3 weeks, it is still tacky even with a fan blowing in the room continuously. It's not a humidity issue, because the dehumidifier reads 45% relative humidity. The temperature has been a steady 73 degrees, so it's not too cold to dry. Now the room is beginning to smell. I'm not sure how to fix this situation. I am very disappointed in this product especially after reading all the positive reviews. Manufacturer advised to get Ames Safe-T-Deck Smooth Ames products are pricey and i'm afraid this might not fix it Big Mistake on my part Now i'm stuck with a sticky floor
by cam
Response from Ames Product ServicesJun 29, 2020
Ames Bock and Wall is designed for wall applications and not designed to be used as a floor paint. AmesWaterproofing
Easy to use! Looks great in a unfinished basement! It...
Easy to use! Looks great in a unfinished basement! It takes a few coats, but goes on quickly!
by Painter101
Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
Rating provided by a verified purchaser
by HomeDepotCustomer
This sealer worked exactly as expected. I used it to...
This sealer worked exactly as expected. I used it to seal the inside of a cinder block wall, the exterior of which backs up to a slope of dirt which is typically very wet. In the past, water would seep through the cinder block and pool on the ground of the garage. After three coats of sealant, I no longer see any water coming through the block. The product is very flexible.I applied it with a paint roller and the first coat was challenging to achieve good coverage, but subsequent coats filled in the gaps nicely.
by HomeDepotCustomer
Applied this to my basement wall under my porch. It...
Applied this to my basement wall under my porch. It was very easy to apply and did a great job of covering and dealing.
by Diane
Ames Block and Wall 1 gal. Acrylic Waterproof Coating, White/Satin...
Ames Block and Wall 1 gal. Acrylic Waterproof Coating, White/Satin was easy to apply and dried in no time. The white color made it easy to see where it was being spread in dark places.
by Vonniequirk
Goes on wall smooth, clean is a breeze, water base...
Goes on wall smooth, clean is a breeze, water base rubber.
by HomeDepotCustomer
Handles well and goes on easily. Takes a few coats...
Handles well and goes on easily. Takes a few coats to cover. After several days, it stays sticky. Will need to top coat with a good Latex to fix that.
by HomeDepotCustomer
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