How to paint 'Chimney' on the rooftop successfully?


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Old 05-19-14, 09:57 PM
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How to paint 'Chimney' on the rooftop successfully?

Hello:
I recall we painted 'chimney' on the rooftop about 4-5 years ago by using top-rated oil paint with good quality primer. Now, half of the chimney painted started peeling off and needed to re-paint it so badly.

Any idea about 'how to paint 'chimney' on the rooftop at least it lasts more than five years?

Thanks for any help on this, in advance
 
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Old 05-20-14, 03:51 AM
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You need to provide a better description of the chimney, mainly how it's built - pics would be nice.
Is this a wood 'chase' type chimney? masonry? or just a stack?
 
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Old 05-20-14, 05:12 AM
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It's made of a kind of 'galvanized' type Chimney. At least, I can say that it's old-fashined Chimeny which we can see in '50 - 60's houses.
I want to take a picture of Chimney, but it's hard to take a phote which needed to climb up all way top of rooftop.
Please tell me more information if I need to provide to resolve the issue.
Thanks,
 
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So it's basically stove pipe. That's probably the hardest thing to get a long lasting paint job on Latex paint tends to adhere longer to galvanized than oil base does because it is somewhat flexible where oil base coatings are not BUT latex has no rust inhibitive qualities and might melt depending on how hot the pipe gets.

IMO a paint job that lasts 4-5 yrs on galvanized stove pipe is about as good as it gets.
 
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Devoe makes a "direct-to-metal" alkyd based paint. Seriously awesome provided you do the right prep.
 
 

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