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How soon to paint new tin?
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Mike D.    Posted 11-25-2003 at 07:35:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
When can you paint a new tin roof? I used that 5 V
crimp roofing from Lowes. Built a roof over the basement stairs. Now Old Mr. Sun is blinding us in the kitchen.

How long should I wait before painting it?

Tired of wearing sunglasses while inside.
I put the tin on Saturday.

hay    Posted 11-25-2003 at 08:44:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
if it is galvanized coated, then wipe it with vinegar. the vinegar will allow the galvanized to accept a primer and paint somewhat. best is to let it weather for a year or more then apply a coat of primer and paint. if it is primer coated, then it can be directly painted. it would be best to check with the manufacturer to get their ideas on painting.

thanks-    Posted 11-25-2003 at 08:59:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'll go with what you two fellas say. No paint for a year. Will get momma a blind.

deadcarp    Posted 11-25-2003 at 08:24:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
if it's galvanized, it will take about a year for the weather to get it ready to bite primer. if its already painted i'd just wipe it with alcohol and paint away. that's in cold country so just a guess. best thing to do is chat with either the tin supplier or a paint shop to get a splash of the appropriate primer. i've seen people use tarps/tarpaper to cut glare but i'd probly be lazy and hang up a tinted $6 plastic kitchen shade :)

thanks-    Posted 11-25-2003 at 08:40:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yup- it's galv.

Never worried about painting tin this soon. Any new tin I put up in the past was on farm buildings, and I sure didn't want to paint it... This is darn bright in the early a.m.

I'll get the Mrs. a good window blind of some type. Heck, I might get by with that. Appreciate the advice. Mike

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