Painting a roof

Can a roof be painted? Must this be done by a professional?

Asked by MRS DAKIRI on 26th Sep 2022
Expert Trade Answers

Better is to have a professional, and yes you can paint your roof but wash it before.

Kindly Josef"
Answered on 30th Sep 2022 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
"Hi you can paint roofs with a specialist paint paint for trades do some but you need to follow the usual preparations not sure how durable this paint is as never painted roof tiles etc

I would say it needs to be painted by a professional/ confident DIYER but please bear in mind the safety aspect of the job whether it needs scaffolding


Surface should be sound, dry and free from oil, wax & grease. Remove any loose, powdery or flaking material. Surfaces, which are contaminated with lichen or moss, should be brushed clean & washed with a Fungicidal Wash & allowed to dry thoroughly before coating. Any structural repairs that may be necessary should be carried out before applying."
Answered on 26th Sep 2022 - Member since Feb 2015 - report
"Depends on tge serfis but yes anything can be painted, as long as you use the right paint for that surfis."
Answered on 6th Oct 2022 - Member since Aug 2022 - report
"Yes you will need scaffolding"
Answered on 8th Oct 2022 - Member since Sep 2022 - report
"Hi, yes absolutely. A roof can be painted, however a correct cleaning procedure has to be followed. Have a look at our page, we offer such services"
Answered on 26th Sep 2022 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
"A roof can be painted as long as you use the right materials and they have experience in doing this to make it look good"
Answered on 29th Sep 2022 - Member since Jul 2022 - report
"Yes with acrylic paint you don't have to be a professional just be careful."
Answered on 26th Sep 2022 - Member since Aug 2021 - report
"Yes you can it will need cleaning of any debris and moss moat like you will be over a chemical solution to keep the roof protected when dry after painting with specific paint"
Answered on 12th Oct 2022 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
"Most roofs can be painted tiles , felt etc depends on the height and if you need scaffolding"
Answered on 26th Sep 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report
"Yes you can do painting
I’m painting for 8+ years"
Answered on 26th Sep 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
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