Painting Shingle sided house


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Old 02-28-10, 01:28 PM
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Painting Shingle sided house

i want to paint my house which is covered by conrete shingles.
most are of old asbestos shingles which i dont want to even touch. and some of it is with new asbestos free concrete shingles.

what paints would anyone recommend and how soon wood it be before i have to paint em again?

i live in new york, fyi
 
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Old 03-01-10, 04:57 AM
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What type of coating is on them now?

Generally you need to clean the siding and scrape off any loose paint. The asbestos danger is in the shingle itself and shouldn't be harmful as long as the shingle is intact.

How long a paint job will last depends on prep and the quality of coatings used. It isn't uncommon for a paint job on asbestos shingles to last 10-15 yrs here in the south, since I've never painted in NY, I can't say if the same results can be had in your climate.

Latex is the preferred coating for the shingles. Often old coatings will have deteriorated to the point that they are chalky. Paint will not adhere to chalk! If you are unable to remove all the chalk, add emulsa bond to the first coat of paint [or latex primer] otherwise you'll need to use an oil base primer.
 
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Old 03-02-10, 07:39 AM
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Painting Concrete Shingles

Thanks for the advice!
the shingles are of original color (gray) having never been painted.
i do have a power washer of which i do plan to wash the house as best i can.
i also thot latex was the way to go with this.
thanks again for the info.
 
 

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