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.

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