Tips for Painting Plastic Gutters

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  • 6-10 hours
  • Beginner
  • 25-35
What You'll Need
ladder
screwdriver
sawhorses
gloss paint
paintbrushes
roller
paint thinner
latex gloves

Painting plastic gutters can be fun and simple. Plastic gutters are popular because they are easy to install and they need very little maintenance. They are much easier to maintain than wood or aluminum. Also, the plastic does not rust and it cannot be damaged by water.

Getting Things In Order To Paint Gutters

It is easier to paint the plastic gutters in a horizontal position. Before painting, the gutters wash them with warm water. Make sure that they are as clean as possible. It is best to paint the gutters and downspouts with oil-based glossy paint. This paint does not require a primer and it works well on plastic.

Also, use the paint rollers to make the paint job go faster and to provide a smooth finish. You will need to maintain your gutters every so often, depending on the weather in your area. Like everything else, there are some downsides to having plastic gutters. These types of gutters come with a baked finish and they fade when exposed to the suns' rays.