How to Remove Elastomeric RV Roof Coating

Elastomeric roof coating is one of the best solutions if you want to restore virtually any type of roof. But the effectiveness of this roof coating will depend on how the coating was applied. Some applications do not give good results, thus removing the paint is necessary. Although it may take some time to completely eradicate an elastomeric roof coating, the task can be accomplished by any do-it-yourselfer.

Materials Needed:

  • Chemical paint remover
  • Paint scraper tool
  • Pressure washer
  • Knife
  • Spray bottle or paint brush
  • Clean rags

Step 1 – Create Slits in the Paint

Begin penetrating the paint by creating random slits in it. Use a knife to run horizontal or vertical lines in various directions across the roof. Just make sure that the knife is not driven too deep into the roof, in order to prevent damage to the roof itself. Peel off paint strips whenever possible.

Step 2 - Scraping Off the Remaining Paint

The paint remaining can be removed by scraping it using a paint scrapper. Scrape the paint on the roof starting either from the edge going up or from the middle part of the roof going down. Wash the entire surface using a pressure washer.

Step 3 – Apply Chemical Paint Remover

Once dried, apply chemical paint remover on the surface either through spraying or brushing. This will completely remove the paint. Wash the surface again to eradicate dissolved paint.