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Guttering repaint

Postby jsr » September 25th, 2015, 1:09 pm

I have white aluminium guttering around my house which has to be cleaned ever so often because of moss. I am looking at some repaint of it that will make it look decorative. I have seen some people paint theirs black but i think that may be too dull. although the aim is to prevent it from looking unsightly with moss.


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Re: Guttering repaint

Postby air wick » September 25th, 2015, 1:19 pm

try to get white paint with PVDF coating, this coating prevents the moss etc. This is the main reason why I went with a brown roof and guttering...

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Re: Guttering repaint

Postby antlind » September 25th, 2015, 2:01 pm

jsr wrote:I have white aluminium guttering around my house which has to be cleaned ever so often because of moss. I am looking at some repaint of it that will make it look decorative. I have seen some people paint theirs black but i think that may be too dull. although the aim is to prevent it from looking unsightly with moss.


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Why not fix the guttering so that water does not settle. That might get rid of the moss issue.

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Re: Guttering repaint

Postby Strugglerzinc » September 25th, 2015, 2:11 pm

Think he means the exterior of the guttering.

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Re: Guttering repaint

Postby janfar » September 26th, 2015, 12:37 am

Paint it the color of moss. Duh.

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Re: Guttering repaint

Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » September 26th, 2015, 12:47 am

Been looking for something like this too.
The external surface of the guttering gets unsightly after some years, even with pressure washing. It's difficult to maintain white guttering on a 2 storey house.

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Re: Guttering repaint

Postby The Raven » September 26th, 2015, 7:00 am

All that to say he have a two storey house....

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Re: Guttering repaint

Postby silent_riot » September 26th, 2015, 1:50 pm

Paint it moss green.


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Re: Guttering repaint

Postby Pre » September 26th, 2015, 9:44 pm

Use of a water based enamel coating instead of a oil based one with proper surface prep will help with the problem. Oil based coating encourages the growth of moss, mold and mildew after some time. Pressure washing also abraids the surface so after the initial cleaning the surface catches moisture and dirt encouraging the moss etc to grow back more quickly.
Use a product like simple green to kill and remove moss etc, pressure wash and use a water based enamel coating and you should be fine for a few years if done right.

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Re: Guttering repaint

Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » September 26th, 2015, 10:05 pm

I used something called Wet and Forget on some lime stone tiles and an area of concrete and it keeps away moss and mildew for over 6 months - I wanna try it on the gutter too

http://www.wetandforget.com/why_wet_and_forget.html

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Re: Guttering repaint

Postby Pre » September 26th, 2015, 10:42 pm

Read the MSDS first on those products before deciding to use, MSDS not readily available on website says alot, product is toxic and caustic and also listed as a pesticide due to its chemical composition. While it may obviously work well for certain situations I might think twice before using in active water ways if pets are in the equation.

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Re: Guttering repaint

Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » September 27th, 2015, 12:18 am

Pre wrote:Read the MSDS first on those products before deciding to use, MSDS not readily available on website says alot, product is toxic and caustic and also listed as a pesticide due to its chemical composition. While it may obviously work well for certain situations I might think twice before using in active water ways if pets are in the equation.
I have no pets but I wouldnt want to put chemicals into the water ways. It is on the outside of the gutter and not the inside though.

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Re: Guttering repaint

Postby ronsin1 » September 27th, 2015, 6:42 am

in the past I used a Latex Paint from Sherwin Williams to paint the outside of gutters on a couple of commercial buildings

the paint line was A100 at the time however now they have a line Emerald which should be better than the A100 however I never used that one yet

Penta also has a line up on paints formulated for gutters however I have not used that yet.

I suggest you call one of these two companies and speak to paint specialist not a sales rep.

for Sherwin Williams the best branch to deal with is Arima
Penta you need to call Ansa Coatings Ltd on Tumpuna Road Arima

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Re: Guttering repaint

Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » September 27th, 2015, 12:37 pm

^ thanks
I would imagine the bulk of the work would be to prep a dirty aluminum gutter for painting

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Re: Guttering repaint

Postby Pre » September 27th, 2015, 9:50 pm

ronsin1 wrote:in the past I used a Latex Paint from Sherwin Williams to paint the outside of gutters on a couple of commercial buildings

the paint line was A100 at the time however now they have a line Emerald which should be better than the A100 however I never used that one yet

Penta also has a line up on paints formulated for gutters however I have not used that yet.

I suggest you call one of these two companies and speak to paint specialist not a sales rep.

for Sherwin Williams the best branch to deal with is Arima
Penta you need to call Ansa Coatings Ltd on Tumpuna Road Arima


You should not use A-100 or Emerald on your guttering from Sherwin-Williams the Emerald is supposed the best coating on the market and the A-100 is tried and proven in Trini for a very long time but are not the best choice. The product you would be looking for from Sherwin-Williams product you would be looking for from them would be the Latex Based All Surface Enamel or the Kool Seal Roof Coating.
As for locally manufactured stuff I do not trust because from time to time you may or may not get the same quality product because of availability of raw materials when they are importing. For treating problems I would recommend sticking to companies that can readily provide Data Sheets and MSDS for their products so you can decide for yourself and as you said speak to someone who knows what they are talking about. There are better industrial products out there but they may cost you. Locally available would recommend Sherwin-Williams or Jotun marine coatings. You however would get better service and support from Sherwin-Williams
Whatever you do surface prep is the most important thing with any coating.

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Re: Guttering repaint

Postby Strugglerzinc » September 26th, 2016, 1:22 pm

Reviving an old thread. I need to get my guttering and flashing washed for the same moss issue above.

Called several numbers in the newspaper and Trinicars that advertise pressure washing but they want to do the entire roof. Job too small i guess.

My roof is clean, just the guttering and flashing dirty. Anyone have any leads on who does this in Central area on a flat house?

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Re: Guttering repaint

Postby VexXx Dogg » September 27th, 2016, 8:05 pm

Since it's low, try spraying it with a diluted bleach:water mixture (1:2)
It's gonna smell bad, but I used this on walls, floors and pvc guttering with some success.
Better than pressure washing.

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Re: Guttering repaint

Postby Strugglerzinc » September 27th, 2016, 9:45 pm

Well it not exactly low so trying to avoid the ladder scene myself.

Apparently you can't even pay people to do this.

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Re: Guttering repaint

Postby cherrypopper » September 27th, 2016, 10:11 pm

Nobody wants to do these things.

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Re: Guttering repaint

Postby mark2.0 » September 27th, 2016, 11:20 pm

Guttering causing problems, get rid of it!

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Re: Guttering repaint

Postby Rahtid » September 28th, 2016, 1:17 am

Use United Cleaning Concentrate to clean, call lifetime solutions for it, I'll get the supplier for it today, it's environmentally friendly, use either berger quick drying enamel, penta or Sherwin Williams roof latex. Enamel is better for power washing later on.

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Re: RE: Re: Guttering repaint

Postby Anton » September 28th, 2016, 7:08 pm

Duane 3NE 2NR wrote:I used something called Wet and Forget on some lime stone tiles and an area of concrete and it keeps away moss and mildew for over 6 months - I wanna try it on the gutter too

http://www.wetandforget.com/why_wet_and_forget.html

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Hey buddy, is this product available locally?

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