Regular recoating at five-year intervals is required to keep your roof in good condition. This not only keeps your roof looking nice, but also acts as a sort of check-up for holes, dents, or even corrosion that may be forming.
So, before your roof begins to rust or leak, here are some important tips for painting your roof:
Check the paint
The first thing to remember when painting your roof is to use paint particularly made for roof surfaces. Because there are so many multiple kinds of roof materials, most rooftop paints can be used on roofs made of cement, concrete tiles, and other kinds of roofing. However, acrylic paint is the most popular choice for rooftops because it provides numerous advantages over other roof paints. It’s resistant to cracking, chalking, and flaking.
Before painting, prepare the roof’s surface
Before applying the first coat of paint to your roof, you must prepare it to achieve the best results possible. It can be difficult, but if you can rent or borrow a mobile scaffolding, that would make the job easier.
Eliminate all of the dust and dirt from the roof and even it out by sanding away the loose paint. Before painting your roof, make sure it is completely dry and clean.
Plan your roof painting project for the warm months.
When it comes to painting your roof, the rain can be your worst enemy. If it rains while your paint is still wet, it won’t dry correctly. As a result, plan your project for the months with the least amount of rain.
Examine your paint supply to see you have enough for one or more coats. If you are unsure how much to order, take an approximate measurement of your rooftop and consult with your vendor about the spreading rate per square metre.
Application of paint
The next tip in roof painting is to apply the paint correctly. For a stress-free application, you can use or rent an aluminum mobile scaffold and get the job done in a jiffy.
Below, we’ll go over the various paint types and how well they suit each surface. Water-based and oil-based roof paints are the two most common types. Water-based roof paints are better suited to shingle or cement tiled roofs, whereas oil-based pigments are better suited to iron or metallic roofs.
Many paints now include weather-proofing technologies and thermal additives in addition to sealing and coating for added protection. If you are unsure about which paint would be best, you can always ask for professional advice.
Prepare ahead of time
If you’re going to paint your roof by yourself, ensure you plan ahead of time. Plan how you will paint your roof so that you do not step on wet paint when you are finished.