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.