Removing Overspray From Roof


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Old 04-03-06, 05:05 AM
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Removing Overspray From Roof

We are in the process of a complete exterior paint job on my house. (It's coming out beautiful, by the way ).
Anyway, one of the problems I see is that some overspray drifted onto the lower edges of our new roof.
The paint used is a good quality exterior water based latex. The roof is shingle. Is there a way to remove the paint from the roof?
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Old 04-03-06, 06:24 AM
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There is no way to remove the overspray that I know of. I used to work for a company in fla that sprayed over 500 houses a year. What we did when someone got overspray on a roof was to get 1 gal of latex paint close to the roof color, thin it with 5-7 gal of water and spray a light mist coat on the shingles.
You only want to apply enough thinned down paint to color the roof and hide the overspray.
 
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To add to this thread and speaking from the hardware store viewpoint,I have had customers who had similar situations.There was a temptation to use latex paint removers such as Goof Off and Oops.You do not want to try these products or any other solvent as it will damage shingles.Sometimes it didn't register that the products were solvent based because of the emphasis on LATEX paint removal but be warned these products are "solvent soups" and will effect shingles.
 
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Considering the overspray is slight, and it's white on a light colored roof, (south Florida location), it seems that the prudent thing to do is let it be. The owner of the paint store, (acrylux.com), says the same.
Thanks for the replies.
 
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i agree with marksr gettin some paint matched to the shingle color and fogging the overspray areas in. this is the best solution for this problem.
 
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Originally Posted by Carbo
... it seems that the prudent thing to do is let it be...
I would agree
I have not found a cleaner/solvent that won't affect the shingles or make more of a mess
 
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Originally Posted by marksr
There is no way to remove the overspray that I know of. I used to work for a company in fla that sprayed over 500 houses a year. What we did when someone got overspray on a roof was to get 1 gal of latex paint close to the roof color, thin it with 5-7 gal of water and spray a light mist coat on the shingles.
You only want to apply enough thinned down paint to color the roof and hide the overspray.
That's a great solution
Fortunately, I haven't yet had the need to try it
All my spills/oversprays have been small

That will have to be filed for future reference though, thanks!
 
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What if the over spray paint is enamel and not latex do you do the same thing...use 1 gal of Enamel paint close to the roof color, thin it with 5-7 gal of water and spray a light mist coat on the shingles?


 
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Hello, since this thread is 7 years old, I'm not sure if you're responding to the OP or asking a question. If you need help, please start a new thread with the specifics.

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