Many Toronto homeowners want to update the colour of their soffit and eaves, however, they’re not sure if they can paint over prefinished metal. The answer is YES! Painting is the most economical way to update the look of your soffit, eaves and downspout.
Why would you want to paint your soffit & eaves?
The factory finish is wearing off.
Although factory finished paint will generally last longer than anything site-finished, it will eventually fade or wear off. The soffit, eaves and downspout are still structurally sound, it’s just that they aren’t looking so good aesthetically speaking. Putting fresh coats of paint is a great way to extend the life of the soffit
Painting is the easiest way to change the colour of soffit and eaves. An advantage is that you’re not limited to the colour options of an eavestrough manufacturer, you can custom match virtually any colour you’d like.
What’s the process for painting soffit and eaves?
First, we need to make sure the surface is clean. This can be accomplished by a pressure wash, or even just a spray and wipe with a commercial cleaning solution.
Next, we use a DTM acrylic. DTM stands for Direct To Metal, and, as you probably guessed, it’s formulated to go directly on top of metal with no priming needed. Another advantage of the DTM Acrylic is that the water-based formula is designed to withstand extremes in temperature, much better than the old oil metal paints we used to have to use years ago. Metal expands and contracts with changes in weather and latex paint is flexible which allows it to expand and contract with the substrate, which the old oil metal paints we used to use could not.
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If you are looking to update or refresh the look of your metal prefinished soffit, eaves and downspout, why don’t you have it painted? It’s durable, economical and offers the most variety of colour. Why don’t you book a quote for your project today? We’d love to transform your home with lasting beauty!