FLUOROPOLYMER PROTECTIVE COATING SYSTEM
The Acrymax ARS-3-PVDF-B Metal Roof
Coating System is a protective and architectural
coating system that is designed for use on metal
roofs. Uses Acrymax AF-5000 Fluoropolymer
coating as a finish over AF-130BC Elastomeric
Acrylic Basecoat. It exhibits excellent adhesion,
exceptional durability, excellent color retention,
and long-term weatherability.
As specified the ARS-3-PVDF-B system
provides coating thickness of 15 mils.
The materials used in the ARS-3-PVDF-B
Systems may include but not be limited to:
• PC-125 Rust Inhibitive Primer
• AF-130BC Elastomeric Basecoat
• AF-5500 Fluoropolymer Coating
3. APPLICATION EQUIPMENT
Acrymax coatings can be applied by brush,
roller, or spray. Airless spray is the most efficient
method of application where proper conditions
and expertise exist. Spray equipment for AF-
130BC should be capable of 2500 – 3000 psi
with output of 2 - 2.5 gallons per minute. A
reversible, self-cleaning tip with orifice size of
.027 to .041 should be used. Spray Equipment
for AF-5500 should be capable of 1 gallon per
minute output and 1,500 psi pressure. A
reversible, self-cleaning tip with orifice size of
.015" to .021" should be used. Application by
roller or brush may require additional coats to
achieve uniform coating thickness, but material
requirements will generally remain the same.
Rollers should be medium or long nap. (3/4”
Installation of the ARS-3-PVDF-A coating
system is accomplished in three (3) basic steps:
(b) Application of Coatings
Before installation of the ARS-3-PVDF-A system
an adhesion test must be done to verify
adequate adhesion of AF-5500 to the existing
roof finish. Consult Acrymax.
Acrymax roof coatings must have a clean
surface to adhere to. Proper roof surface
preparation is the key to successful applications
of all coating systems! All dirt, debris, oils, and
contaminants that can interfere with adhesion of
coatings must be removed by the most effective
method possible. High pressure water is the
recommended method when appropriate.
Vacuuming, stiff brooming, and low pressure
water washing also can be used. If cleansers
are used all residues must be completely
removed with thorough rinsing. When highpressure
water washing is used it should be
done at a pressure suitable to remove
embedded dirt and contaminants without
damaging the substrate that is being cleaned
and care must also be taken to make sure that
water does not intrude into the building.
A tape test should be used to determine
acceptability of cleaned surface for coating
application. This is done by applying masking
tape to the surface to be coated, and then
peeling off the tape. If the adhesive side of the
tape shows contaminants that will interfere with
the adhesion of the coatings, then further
cleaning or use of a primer may be necessary.
Inadequate preparation of corroded metal
roof surfaces can lead to premature failure of
the roof coating system. Rust must be
removed using the most rigorous method
suitable for each particular job. Jet water
blasting, sand blasting, and power wire brushing
are effective. Coatings must not be applied over
loose untreated rust. Prepared surfaces should
be primed with PC-125 immediately after
cleaning to prevent rust from reoccurring. PC-
125 should be applied at the minimum rate of 1
gallon per 200 square feet. On roofs that exhibit
minor or localized corrosion primer can be used
to spot prime these areas. On some roofs primer
may be required on the entire roof. Primer must
only be used after proper and thorough
preparation of the surface to be primed. Consult
Acrymax for complete information on treatment
of rusted metal.
(b) Application of Coatings
Before application of coatings verify that the
surface to be coated is cleaned and prepared
properly. At any time during application of the
Acrymax system if roof surface becomes
contaminated with dirt, dust or other materials
that will interfere with adhesion of the coatings
then cleaning measures must be taken to
restore the surface to a suitable condition. Dust
should be blown off of surfaces to be coated
with blowers immediately before application of
Note: Corrugated metal roofs represent a larger
surface area than would be encountered on a
flat roof of similar dimensions The particular
corrugation factor of the roof to be coated must
be used to calculate the actual surface area to
be coated. This factor can add 10-50% or more
to the area calculated by using the dimensions
of the roof.
The ARS-3-PVDF-B System requires minimum
of three (3) coats. Additional coats may be
required to achieve desired dry film thickness.
1. Base Coat – Apply Acrymax AF-130BC in a
uniform manner at the rate of 1 gallon per
100 square feet.
2. Intermediate Coat – Apply Acrymax AF-5000
in a uniform manner at the rate of .5 gallon
per 100 square feet.
3. Finish Coat – Apply Acrymax AF-5000 in a
uniform manner at the rate of .5 gallons per
100 square feet.
Allow 4 hours minimum dry time between coats.
Inspect entire roof area and touch-up deficient
areas with additional Acrymax AF-5000 as
necessary to insure complete and uniform
These are general guidelines for application of
the Acrymax ARS-3-PVDF-B System. The
material requirements may vary depending on
the specific job requirements. If unusual
conditions exist, contact Acrymax Technical
Service at 610-566-7470. Acrymax Fluid Applied
Elastomeric roofing systems must be applied to
structurally sound substrates. All surfaces must
be clean and dry before application of roofing.
The suitability of Acrymax coatings or systems
for an intended use shall be solely up to the
user. Drying time and coverage are not
guaranteed. Acrymax roofing systems must not
be applied over wet insulation or related
materials. Failure of the substrate does not
constitute failure of the Acrymax coating or
system. Acrymax systems are designed for use
on well drained roofs, however, they are
acceptable for use where poor drainage causes
temporary ponding. Acrymax Coatings should
not be applied when rain or freezing
temperatures are expected within 24 hours of
Acrymax offers limited material warranties for
the ARS-3-PVDF-B system when all materials
are used in strict accordance with all of
Acrymax’s written requirements and
recommendations and required dry film
thicknesses are achieved. Acrymax’s sole
responsibility under this limited material warranty
is for defective material and Acrymax’s
obligation shall not exceed the purchase price of
the Acrymax materials used or part thereof
proven to be defective. Submittal of required
documentation is required for warranty. Consult
Acrymax for details. This warranty gives specific
legal rights and you may have other legal rights
that vary from state to state. No statement by
anyone may supersede this limited material
warranty, except when done in writing by Acrymax’s Technical Service Office in Media,
PA. Specific jobs that meet certain
requirements, are pre-approved by Acrymax,
and applied by an Acrymax approved applicator
may qualify for system warranties covering labor
and material. (Consult Acrymax)
1. Acrymax coatings are waterborne. Consequently application of these materials must not be done when rain or other conditions such as fog or heavy dew are possible before coating can dry sufficiently to be resistant to these occurrences. Drying time is affected by numerous factors including temperature, direct sunlight, relative humidity, air movement, thickness and color of applied coating, etc... Under proper conditions dry times for coatings will be from 2 to 4 hours, but under adverse conditions dry times can range to 12 hours or more. Application should not be done when temperatures are below 45°F or expected to drop below freezing before coating is dry. Special attention should be given to the dew point temperature because when this temperature is reached and dew forms the drying process of the coatings will cease.
2. Coatings should be allowed to dry thoroughly between coats. Minimum dry time between coats is 4 hours.
3. During extremely hot conditions do not apply coatings, or apply coatings in thinner applications to prevent blistering. Additional coats will be required to achieve specified dry film thickness.
4. The material requirements specified herein are for typical conditions. The number of gallons required may need to be increased to account for uneven application, applicator inefficiencies, surface texture, or other conditions. In all cases minimum dry film thickness must be achieved.
5. Surfaces must always be clean before application of AF-130 Coatings. Care must be taken to insure that on-site manufacturing emissions or extended time intervals after original cleaning do not interfere with any stage of the coating applications. If either condition occurs then cleaning may be required again.
6. Adequate coating thickness is essential to performance. If the applicator is unfamiliar in gauging application rates, we suggest that a controllable area be measured and the specified material be applied. In all cases all minimum specified material must be applied and proper minimum dry film thicknesses must be achieved. Care must be taken to insure that all areas completed including all flashings, roof penetrations, etc. are coated sufficiently to insure a watertight seal.
7. Consult ACRYMAX TECHNOLOGIES if any deviations from published specifications are considered. Unapproved deviations from installation guidelines and specified material requirements may seriously affect the coating system performance, and shall be undertaken at the specifiers, applicators or building owners own risk.
8. Applicator must comply with all applicable local, state, and federal regulations if lead based paint or other hazardous materials are encountered.
9. Roofing is hazardous work and coatings are very slippery when wet. Comply with fall protection rules and regulations.