How To Paint Gutters

| 16 AUG 2017

Many people choose to paint their gutters so that they fit better with the overall theme of their home. Some people purchase a home with existing gutters that they feel need some TLC. Regardless of the reason you are painting your gutters, below are some tips to help you make sure that you do it correctly, and don’t do any damage to the gutter installation. The way that you paint your gutters will differ depending on the material. The two most common gutter materials are aluminum and steel. Below are tips for painting each. Aluminum Before you start you are going to need the following: a paint scraper, primer, grout sponges, safety gear, paintbrushes, a ladder, a hose, and dish soap. The first thing you need to do is remove the old paint. Use the paint scraper to remove as much of the existing paint as possible. Next, in order to ensure that the new coat of paint really sticks, you need to clean the gutters with the grout sponges and soap and water. Once you’ve cleaned the gutters, apply the hose and thoroughly rinse them. Make sure no water pools in the gutters while you are doing this. It…

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Why Is Gutter Maintenance Important?

| 2 January 2017

Your gutters serve one purpose: to protect your house and your yard from water damage. Cleaning the gutters is not an enjoyable task. There is a reason that it’s typically included on the list of cliche chores that kids are forced to do as punishment: no one likes it. That…

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