I am going to be starting a new segment on this little blog of ours. There’s been a couple people using the Contact Us page to ask different questions about painting, staining, colors, and many other things about the coatings industry. I’ve decided to make a mailbag post of some of these questions. If you have one, just fill out the form on the Mailbag Form page.
First question comes from Eric in Alpharetta, GA:
My asphalt roof is starting to mildew and show age. Is there any products you can recommend to clean up and extend the life of my asphalt roof?
There’s actually a couple different things you can use to freshen up your asphalt roof, Eric.
A lot of people hear ‘decorative concrete floor staining’ and tend to be put off. Rightfully so. Acid stains can be extremely difficult, not to mention very unforgiving, if you haven’t used them before. But Smith Paints has a Color Floor line that is completely water-based, extremely easy to use, and very forgiving if you think you messed it up somewhere. I have customers that rarely do any type of painting or staining and they can make this stuff look good. Be sure to read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) right below and watch the videos further down then be sure to buy some Smith’s Color Floor from our store.
In less than a weekend, you can paint your exterior furniture in any of our thousands of colors to create an updated, fresh new look.
Painting outdoor furniture pieces is an easy, fast way to transform and update the look of your deck or yard. Just follow these simple steps to achieve the best results.
The yellowing of alkyd paints, a common problem, is a natural part of a coating’s drying and aging process. The lower VOCs in today’s alkyd paints allow for higher vehicle solids in paint. Because solids contribute to yellowing, higher-vehicle solid paints have an increased tendency to yellow with age.
Just some tips and tricks on applying GacoRoof. And maybe some Frequently Asked Questions. And a video or two. And flyers. Wow. This post really has it all, eh?
It is extremely important to get the roof clean and dry. First remove heavy deposits of dirt, leaves and other debris from the roof using broom or air broomer, then inspect the entire roof surface and flashings for any open seams, tears, cuts, etc. Repair these flaws so water is not blown in under membrane during the cleaning process. Pressure wash roof with water and allow to dry completely.