Yes, you can paint a roof. This blog post entails my experience with roof painting. I am a married lady with kids and I am fueled with a passion for crafting and doing home repairs since I find it to be a fun way to spend time with my family and save on repair costs.
What is roof painting?
This is a fluid coating applied on the surface of the roof. It has an elastic ability to keep the roof in its original shape and indicate a new look in the home.
Why would you need to paint your roof?
You are probably asking yourself why you need to do roof pointing. Your home always needs to have a welcoming appearance and so one sure way to achieve this is by maintaining the color of your roof by applying a new coat once the old one fades off.
Another reason is to reduce the cost of having to purchase new roofing materials. When you practice regular painting of your roof (how about painting a metal roof?), you have an added advantage compared to one who will have to dig into the pockets to get a similar appearance to their home.
Types of roof painting
As much as you may need to refresh the looks of your exterior, you also need to put in mind what type of paint is for roofing and the type of tools to use in the process. If done correctly, roof painting takes five to ten years to fade off.
There are several types of roof paint available in our local markets. Roof paint depends on quality, and cost among other reasons.
I will advise you to consult painting specialists on the type of paint to go for in terms of durability and one that suits all weather.
Epoxy roof painting
It is important to know that epoxy is a type of paste that acts as cement. Its purpose is to stick things together like plaster and make the surface hard to avoid leaking and breakage.
This type of roof paint is waterproof and suitable for wet areas. Put into consideration the amount you are applying to your roof.
Masonry waterproof roof paint
Masonry roof paint composes of rubber and ceramic. It is one of the most commonly used roof paints in the world.
The paint is versatile as it is waterproof. If you are looking for environment-friendly paint that is safe during the wet season, this is absolutely the best paint.
Acrylic waterproof paint
An acrylic roof coating can dry fast after application. It is best for all weather and can withstand water of all ph levels.
You also need to get roof paint that is durable and acrylic waterproof paint has the advantage. Another bonus is that it has no smell therefore anyone with allergic conditions can comfortably work with the paint.
How to paint your roof
Roof painting looks like an easy task. However, there is so much to put into consideration before the outcome. Below are easy and efficient steps to follow to get a quality finishing for roof painting.
Cleaning the roof surface
You need to clean the roof before applying paint so that the paint may stick permanently onto the roof. For easy cleaning, use a pressure washer to remove stubborn stains.
Washing the roof also helps you to identify holes, and cracks and to smoothen the rest of the roof area.
Identify any repairs
we aim to get brand-new roofing at the end of the process. It makes no sense to do roof painting and leave cracks unsealed. After washing you will identify areas that need repairs and handle them before painting.
Choosing roof painting equipment
Having the right materials for roof painting is very important. I use brushes, spray, and rollers to achieve a smooth painting.
Use spray paint for hidden surfaces, roller for large surfaces, and brushes for the ends and to perfect areas left during painting.
Painting the roof
The final step is to coat the roof with the right color that blends with the rest of the house. Your consultant will guide you on the right paint that is durable, waterproof, all-weather, and one that is easy to work with.
Can you paint a roof?
This blog post has answered the majority of the questions you may have on whether it is possible to paint a roof. I have also mentioned various aspects to put in mind before roof painting; this includes;
You need to know why it is important to paint your roof and this may be due to wearing out or improving the appearance of the house
I have also talked about the type of paint. These are; epoxy, masonry, and acrylic roof paints
Finally, I have given guidelines to follow for roof painting and how to achieve a decent look