Painting the Mansard Roof
Why did it look so bad?
The existing coating on the roof of this building had become heavily chalked and faded. This happened partly because of the dark green color, partly because it receives full exposure to the elements, and partly because the coating had aged.
What was required to make it look nice again?
Returning the color and gloss required a vigorous cleaning and a three-coat paint system. The coating process consisted of a full prime coat and two finish coats of high-performance acrylic. In addition to just repainting, we substituted the inorganic tints used to make the previous green color for organic tints with the goal of retarding the fading process. The tint substitution slightly changed the color, but not significantly.
A leaking roof creates the need for repairs that required unique equipment. The leaks in the skylight and the roof of the main lobby had damaged the drywall and left water stains on the soffits in several locations. We were tasked with making the drywall repairs and repainting the repaired areas. The access was the…
‘We want to paint the rocks on the roof.” What was that, I said incredulously? Well, that was the strangest request we have ever received and, shockingly, the one whose outcome provided the greatest sense of awe and satisfaction! The top picture shows the partially finished project. The left side has been painted and, looking…