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Roof Tiles Suitable for Painting


A man painting roof of a house

Renovating, building or upgrading your home is an exciting time. There’s so much to do, so many options to consider and a lot of little projects to undertake.

One important topic that you may or may not have considered is painting your roof. If you are installing or repairing a tiled roof, you’re going to want to give it a nice new coat of paint. But not all roof tiles may be suitable for painting. Let’s take a look at the ones that are.

Tiles suitable for painting:

  • Terracotta Roof Tiles

Terracotta tiles are natural roofing products that are made in a kiln. They provide a traditional Mediterranean look, are all-natural, and tend to last a long while. They provide exceptional fire resistance and offer some wind resistance, too.

Terracotta comes in two kinds – glazed and unglazed. Both sorts can get painted, although some people prefer to keep their natural shade. If you do paint your glazed tiles, use a high-pressure water gun to remove any residual moss. Then apply a primer to prepare them for their new paint job. For your second coat, you will need to apply a sealer.

  • Concrete Tiles

Concrete is another choice for your roof. It is made from a mixture of cement and sand and can be shaped to resemble traditional Terracotta tiles, slate or wood shakes. They also provide exceptional fire resistance.

Concrete tiles can definitely be re-painted and re-sprayed to give your roof a makeover.

  • Slate Roof Tiles

Slate is one of the oldest types of roofing materials known to man. It is made from natural rock and is dark grey with a slightly irregular appearance. This gives it its own certain sense of charm and style. It’s a long-lasting, sturdy material that provides good wind and fire resistance.

Slate tiles can be re-painted, provided they get cleaned well beforehand.

  • Wooden Shingles

This wooden roofing material is manufactured using rot-resistant timber. Although it provides good wind resistance, it is not really fire resistant. You can treat it with a fire-retardant coating, though.

Wooden shingles are traditionally stained to be a certain hue, but they can also get painted. Painting shingles are actually the better option in many ways. Where a stained shingle will fade after three or so years, painted timber shingles will last for fifteen or so.

ReKote’s Painting Promise

Are you looking to paint your roof? Are you unsure if your tiles are suitable for a new paint job? Here at ReKote Roofing and Restorations, we have a brand-new spray-on primer that will allow any sort of tile to get painted. We’re more than happy to drop by for a free quote. So please feel free to get in touch with one of our friendly staff. We are a professional roofing company in Wollongong with more than 30 years of experience!