At siding fiber cement moisture levels but sometimes the asbestos cement or fiber cement shingles just look soiled and do not clean up enough to satisfy the homeowner.
Can asbestos shingles be painted.
Most materials that roof shingles are made out of can be painted.
Normally you d scrap down the old paint from your siding but doing that with asbestos can release dangerous particles into the air.
Begin by analyzing a paint sample for lead content.
The short answer is yes.
Do a good job on the cleaning.
In general this siding material can be painted using normal house paints.
And it s inside of the the asbestos is inside of the cement so it s not going to get out.
Sealing painting coating and cleaning of asbestos cement products as a first priority removing asbestos containing material acm must be considered.
These are easily prepared and easy to repaint.
Besides the need to create a good surface for painting asbestos siding there are two other areas of concern.
Then either prime and paint or simply paint.
It s bound into the cement.
You can power wash any loose paint or simply scrape and remove any loose paint lightly with a wire brush.
Painting asbestos siding is often a much better alternative than trying to remove it.
The first is the possible and almost certain presence of lead based paint on the siding and the second is the asbestos in the siding itself.
Use a water blaster for the large pieces and allow the siding to dry thoroughly.
Prime them then paint them and you ll be good to go.
Make sure they re very dry.
Where acm cannot be removed and must be sealed painted coated or cleaned there may be a risk to health.
So it s just a basic paint job.
Check with your paint suppliers because some paints may not be recommended for the surface.
Since asbestos is only dangerous when it is in a friable state you will remove the paint without sanding or scraping.
Inside the cement.
Yes you can paint them and they hold very well.
This presents a problem when it s time to repaint the exterior of the house.
Jomax is good product to use and all you need is a pump up garden.
Such tasks can only be carried out on acms that are in good condition.
It s not difficult at all to paint asbestos siding as one of its benefits is that paint easily adheres to it and it is very durable and can last for decades without chipping or cracking.
Often since asbestos siding holds paint so well there won t be any but if there is it you must remove it before you can repaint.