There are many things to consider when working out how to paint a metal roof. In this blog Globalcote, give you the essential information you need to know before you pick up the brush and start painting.
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Before You Start
Although it may seem as simple as picking up a roller and splashing some paint on the roof, there are a lot of considerations to be made before you begin.
- The most important thing to do before you start is make sure the surface is clean. Use a high-pressure hose with a minimum 3000psi and clear away any flaking, blistered or loose paint from previous coats.
- Rust affected areas will need to be treated with Globalcote Rust Converter. Remove any loose rust and scale with a wire brush or mechanical abrasion.
Product You Will Need
To ensure you have the best finish for your metal roof, you will need to the following Globalcote products;
- Globalcote Rust Converter – if you have any rust affected areas.
- Primecoat Sealer Primer – to ensure maximum adhesion for your paint.
- Globalcote Elastacote or Infracote Membrane– for 1st and 2nd coats of paint.
Painting a Metal Roof
Once you have prepped and cleaned your roof, you can begin the painting process. Just like any flawless makeup application, it’s important to prime the area first. This will ensure that membrane will have maximum adhesion to the primer and your new colour stay fresh and last longer. We suggest Primecote Sealer Primer for the best results.
To ensure maximum adhesion the entire roof area needs to be thoroughly coated with Primecote Standard at a spread rate of 10m² per litre.
Metal roof surfaces with rusted areas that have been converted using Globalcote Rust Converter, must be primed using Primecote Metal at a spread rate of 6m² per litre. Two (2) coats of Primecote Metal is required over the rust converted areas.[G-R6] Apply the first coat of Globalcote Elastacote or Infracote Membrane and spread at a rate of 5m² per litre. After this has dried, apply a second coat the same as the first and then ta-da, your brand-new roof is looking better than before!
Give your home a facelift with a brand-new roof colour. Be inspired by the extensive range that Globalcote offers from a Surf Spray off white to a deep Ebony black – there’s a colour to suit all styles. View the entire Globalcote colour range online here.
How to Paint a Metal Roof
If you’re looking to paint your roof, give the friendly team at Globalcote a call on 1300 928 826 or visit us online here. We can offer you professional advice on what products will work best on your home.