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P/G PRIMER is a solvent-based, two-component primer system for use with DECK-O- SEAL® and the POURTHANE line from W. R. MEADOWS. It aids in the adhesion of joint sealants to the interfaces of expansion joints in masonry, swimming pool decks, concrete, or wood.
1 Quart (.95 Liter) Containers (3/Carton)
Depending on the porosity of the surface and joint dimensions, one quart (.95 L) of P/G PRIMER will be sufficient for 5 – 7 gallons (18.9 – 26.5 L) of sealant.
When stored indoors and in original, unopened containers at temperatures between 40 – 90° F (4 – 32° C), shelf life is a minimum of six months from date of manufacture.
Surface Preparation … Prior to application of P/G PRIMER, joint surfaces must be structurally sound, clean, dry, and free of oil, grease, dirt, and loose particles. Remove all curing compounds and form release agents from joint surfaces. Joints must be clean of bituminous materials and bituminous-impregnated joint fillers. Control depth of sealant using KOOL-ROD™ backer rod from W. R. MEADOWS. All joints subject to total immersion in water MUST be primed with P/G PRIMER. Control depth of sealant subject to submersion with SELF-EXPANDING CORK EXPANSION JOINT or CORK EXPANSION JOINT from W. R. MEADOWS or suitable expansion joint to support the weight joint sealant is subject to. It is recommended an engineer be consulted for calculation. Note: Submerged joints should only be sealed by a professional and/or trained contractor.
Mixing … Components are pre-measured to exact quantities; mix all material in both containers. Pour part A into part B and mix thoroughly with a clean wooden or metal paddle for approximately 3 – 4 minutes. Scrape container sides and bottom for complete integration. After mixing, work life is approximately five hours at 70° F (21.1°) (less at higher temperatures).
Application Method … Apply P/G PRIMER to properly prepared joint surfaces by brush, depositing a light, continuous film. Normally one coat is sufficient; however, two coats should be applied to very soft, porous surfaces. Do not over-apply. Use caution when applying in joints with backer rods. Over-application onto backer rod can cause it to shrink and dissolve. PRIMER MUST BE TACKY TO THE TOUCH AND NOT ALLOWED TO DRY WHEN APPLYING SEALANT TO JOINT. P/G PRIMER is non-staining, but should not be applied to exposed surfaces, as discoloration may become apparent. Tape joint edges if necessary.
Cleanup … Clean tools and equipment with xylene or toluene and remove masking tape before the sealant starts to set.
P/G PRIMER is a flammable product and should be kept away from all sparks, flames, and heat. Safety glasses and chemical-resistant gloves should be worn at all times when mixing or applying the primer. Apply in a well-ventilated area. Keep out of the reach of children. Refer to Material Safety Data Sheet for complete health and safety information.
May help contribute to LEED credits:
- MR Credit 2: Construction Waste Management
- MR Credit 5: Regional Materials
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“DECK-O-SEAL®, A Division of W. R. MEADOWS, INC., warrants at the time and place we make shipment, our material will be of good quality and will conform with our published specifications in force on the date of acceptance of the order.” Read complete warranty. Copy furnished upon request.
The information contained herein is included for illustrative purposes only, and to the best of our knowledge, is accurate and reliable. DECK-O-SEAL cannot however under any circumstances make any guarantee of results or assume any obligation or liability in connection with the use of this information. As DECK-O-SEAL has no control over the use to which others may put its product, it is recommended that the products be tested to determine if suitable for specific application and/or our information is valid in a particular circumstance. Responsibility remains with the architect or engineer, contractor and owner for the design, application and proper installation of each product. Specifier and user shall determine the suitability of products for specific application and assume all responsibilities in connection therewith.
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