How to Paint Gutters
Painting gutters is a common practice for many homeowners and provides a pleasant curb appeal to any home. It’s important to keep your gutters looking good, and choosing a high-quality, waterproof paint can help you do just that. Below, we’ll walk you through the process of how to properly paint your gutters to ensure that your paint job lasts for years to come.
1. Preparing Your Gutters for the Painting Process
2. Apply a High-Quality Primer
Allow the primer to set for 48-72 hours after evenly coating the entire gutter and brackets. This will allow it to seep into any missed seams.
3. Apply an Enamel Paint
While enamel paint isn’t strictly necessary, it’s always a good idea to apply an enamel paint which is a heavier material than regular paint to help prevent rust and erosion of your gutter. It’s important to keep in mind that enamel paint is different than painted enamel.
4. Apply Your Paint
Leave your first paint to dry for at least 24 hours before applying the second coat of paint. Many projects will only take two coats of paint to be finished. At the end of your project, be sure to reattach your gutters firmly the roof line of your home and there are no gaps or lines to let water through.
If you decide in the future that you want to paint your gutter system again, it’s important to strip the paint completely from your gutter and start from a blank canvas.