Painting Aluminum Gutters With DTM

People ask can aluminum gutters be painted? The answer is yes. Latex paint holds up just fine on gutters. Any quality acrylic latex paint will hold up just fine.

First they will need to be cleaned. Pressure washer or a by hand with a mild soap and a scrub brush. Rinse soap and allow to dry. Do not paint in direct sun. Paint will set up to quickly show lap marks and will not look right.

 Northwest Painting has painted exteriors of homes all over the Vancouver Washington area. We prefer to use a DTM paint. (Direct to metal) The reason we choose this product is it’s a waterbourne enamel. DTM is fast drying and dries hard. When dry, it lays down and leaves smoother and more durable finish then ordinary house paint. DTM also has excellent color retention. After painting many gutters over the years, we have found this product gives us great results.

Gutters can be painted by brush, roller or spray application. Spraying often requires masking depending on the situation and roof will need to be shielded to protect shingles from overspray. Brushing is probably the easiest and most common method. Always finish with final strokes going from dry to wet to avoid brush and lap marks. We prefer to roll our gutters. This method has given us the best results. Rolling leaves a smooth and consistant finish with no brush marks. With this nethod, you must move fast and know how to apply just the right amount with the proper sized roller cover to avoid roller stipple. When rolled properly, the gutters will look like they were sprayed when dry.

If you are looking for a painting estimate from a licensed and bonded painting contractor in the Vancouver Washington Clark/Cowlitz County area, call Northwest Painting Inc at 360-225-7427 to schedule an appointment. Also visit us on the web http://www.northwestpaintinginc.com/  http://www.vancouver-wa-painter.com/welcome.html

Surfactant Bleeding

“Surfactant Bleeding” also known as “Surfactant Leaching” is a common problem here in the Pacific Northwest, but it’s nothing to be alarmed about. It will not harm the paint job and the problem can be easily be fixed with a quick rinse from a garden hose. Surfactant Bleeding is most common with darker colors on exterior paint jobs. It occurs from the dampness or fog during the night. It will make the surface look oily and shiny. It can also appear in a bathroom that lacks proper ventilation. surfactant bleed

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