Painting Metal Roof???


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Old 04-04-02, 01:35 PM
prollins
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Painting Metal Roof???

I have window boxes on the front of my house. They have a metal roof on top. I want to paint the roof as the paint the previous owner put on is flaking.

My question: What is the best paint to apply to a metal roof? Oil or Water based?

Should I apply a primer first? What kind? Oil or Water based....I want to paint the roof black...if primer is needed, should I go with a dark colored one?

Thanks! I always get quality help here at DIY.com.

I appreciate it!

Paul
Houston, Tx.
 
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Old 04-06-02, 09:53 AM
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To paint on metal you must buy metal paint. Most home improvement stores carry it. Comes in spray or brush on. The trick to painting on metal is to de-oxidize the metal. They will have that with the primer also. Good Luck
 
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Old 04-06-02, 01:43 PM
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Thanks Jack

Sounds like a visit to my neighborhood Lowe's is in order. I appreciate your help!

Paul
 
 

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