How to Paint a Slate Tile Roof

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  • 4-8 hours
  • Beginner
  • 200-500
What You'll Need
Power washer

Slate tiles, made of ash and volcanic clay, are regarded as a perfect choice for roofing purposes due to their characteristics like durability and capability to resist harsh weather conditions. The slate roof tiles may sometimes appear dull and gray. But you can impart an elegant appearance to the roof by painting the slate tiles. Here are some tips that may help you to effectively paint the slate tile roof.

Step 1: Determination of Weather Conditions

Prior to starting the painting task, make sure that the weather is clear and warm.

Step 2: Cleaning Slate Tiles

Use a ladder to carefully climb atop the roof. Then clean the tiles with the help of a power washer. After rinsing the slate roof tiles, allow them to dry.

Step 3: Application of Primer

Once the roof is completely dried, the next step is to apply a primer that is specially made for slate tiles. For the best results, it is recommended to use Rustoleum primer 44. Upon the application of primer using a paintbrush, allow it to dry.

Step 4: Renewal Coating

To add to the tiles and to ensure long-lasting protection, you can provide a renewal coating to the tiles, preferably using Rustoleum Dac-Hydro tile paint.