How to Paint a Metal Roof

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Now we are out of the wet winter weather, it’s time to start thinking about getting your roof looking good for the summer.

Not only can a new coat of paint can give your home a fresh look, but it also can help save you money by protecting the metal sheets themselves.

This post will show how to:

  • Prepare your metal roof for painting – Wash off oils and other materials with a weak acid and pressure wash just before painting.
  • What type of paint to use – Use a primer even if you add a topcoat of acrylic latex paint to create a better bond with the paint and to prevent rusting.
  • How to best apply the paint – The best and easiest way to paint a roof is with an airless sprayer to complete the project.
  • Safety tips – Always wear slip-proof shoes when walking on metal roofs.

Metal roofs don’t need a lot of maintenance, other than an occasional cleaning and — very occasionally — a fresh coat of paint. Make use of the right kind of paint and primer to ensure best results whether you plan to paint an old roof or a new one.

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