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cd26
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« on: January 08, 2011, 04:18:17 AM »

I am renovating a bungalow and building on an extension. The extension has lovely new roof tiles and the old tiles look a bit shabby beside them. I've heard that they can be painted but I've also heard that this is not always a successful job. I was wondering does anyone have experience of this? Any advice would be most welcome.
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2011, 01:36:59 PM »

No, i haven't tried this till now but instead of painting you can replace old tiles with new one.
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2011, 06:04:07 PM »

Hey you can paint the cement roof tiles with a thin layer of acrylic exterior paint which should not be mixed with any other medium like latex. Its really shows wonderful hue effect if same color is choose that of final color.




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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2011, 08:28:53 PM »

The roof tiles are the most exposed part of the house with wind, rain and sun. Painting the tiles may look good in the short term but looks tacky in the medium term.

Save your money for a more long term solution.

















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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2011, 05:25:08 AM »

In certain situations it may be possible to even out the look of a new extension roof on a prominent elevation by relocating existing old tiles from a less visible (perhaps rear or side) elevation of the existing roof. Then use the new tiles on the less prominent areas.

Another possible soulution but only really if the new tiles are on a North facing roof is to paint the new and adjacent existing tiles all over with a with liquid compost or yoghurt or similar product to promote organic lichen and moss growth thereby helping to even out the appearance of that roof elevation.
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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2012, 02:52:37 PM »

As per my point of view,
you should changed your shabby tile with new one...
So replace the old faint tile...
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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2012, 06:14:29 PM »

Well, Since you are renovating your bungalow, So I suggest you to install new tiles in place of old ones because painting old ones doesn't give that look that a brand new tile can give.

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