At Paintworld, we have a great range of roof painting products for you to use that will protect, seal and keep your roof looking great for longer. The Australian weather can sometimes get overbearing for our roofs, so it is important that you look after it the best you can. Take a look at some of our premium products below, that will help you with sealing, pointing, coating, priming and finishing. Basically every product you need to get the correct job done.
TOP TIPS TO KEEP IN MIND BEFORE PAINTING YOUR ROOF
1. Ensure you are working with the correct products to get the job done
It is very important that you have the right product for the right roof. In Australia there are several types of roofs including tiled, tin, concrete and asbestos. It is critical you get the product correct up front in order for your roof to be appropriately looked after.
2. Always prepare the surfaces prior to using paint
A large portion of a paint job involves preparation, even when you are painting your roof. Chances are your roof will have dirt, loose previous paint chips and debris on it. Make sure you absolutely clean the roof of these elements prior to painting. If you simply paint over dirt and debris, the paint will not last very long and will begin to peel soon, sometimes reducing the paint job's life to 10% of what it should be. Make sure that the roof is also dry prior to any painting.
3. Rain and dust is the enemy of paint. It may seem obvious, but make sure you account for the weather
The rain can be your worst enemy when painting your rooftop. If it rains while your paint is still wet, it will not be able to dry properly. So make sure to schedule your project whilst taking into consideration the weather forecast.
4. Make sure that the roof is safe to be stood on, and if not, prepare the correct safety equipment
Some roofing, especially old tiled roofs, are prone to breaking if any weight is put on them. If you are planning on getting up onto the roof, be sure that the roof can sustain your weight otherwise you can cause even greater damage to the roof, creating even more issues to fix. Some tin roofing can also be prone to denting. Make sure you are placing your weight on the ribs of the roof and not the centre of the tin sheeting.