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Exploring Eavestrough Materials and Installation Techniques

Got Latex Paint On Your Shingles? Remove It With These Steps

by Martha Soto

Even when you cover everything that you can think of with plastic when you paint the outside of your house, paint seems to inevitably get somewhere that you didn't want it to end up. If you got latex paint on your shingles while painting your house, you can clean them off using the steps below.

Wet Paint

If the paint is still wet, this is the prime time to remove it. Wet paint is significantly easier to remove from your shingles than dry paint. Fill a bucket up with a mild detergent and water, and simply dab away the paint with a sponge or rag. 

Dry Paint

If the paint is dry, it is going to take a little more effort to remove it. You are going to need to gather up some supplies before you go up to your roof. You will need some latex paint remover or rubbing alcohol, water, a couple soft rags, plastic wrap and some tape. You should also put on gloves, a mask and protective eyewear.

The first thing you need to do is pour a little paint remover onto a cloth. You only need to get a small area of the cloth damp with the paint remover. Take the wet paint remover cloth and blot at the paint. This will help break down the paint on your shingles. Do not scrub the area; if you scrub it, you risk loosening the rough cover on your shingles and damaging the shingles. 

The second thing you need to do is apply a little bit of paint remover or rubbing alcohol directly to the area affected with the paint. Make sure that the entire area has a very thin layer of rubbing alcohol or paint remover on it. 

Third, take the plastic wrap that you purchased and place it over all the shingles that have paint and paint remover on them. Then, use the tape you brought with you to secure the edges of the plastic wrap so that it doesn't move. The plastic wrap will contain the vapors from the paint remover or rubbing alcohol and allow it to liquefy the paint. The plastic wrap allows the paint remover or rubbing alcohol to not evaporate but do its job. 

Fourth, when you can see the paint has turned into a liquid through the plastic wrap, remove the wrap. Place it in a trash bag so that any paint that got on the plastic wrap is not transferred to another shingle. Then, use a clean rag to blot away the liquid paint. 

Fifth, now that the paint is liquid again, you can get rid of any paint that you were not able to blot away by washing the area gently with some mild detergent and rinsing it off with some water. 

By following the steps above, you should be able to remove the latex paint that got on your shingles without damaging your shingles in the process. 

If you find the paint has caused or hidden damage to the roof, you may want to contact a local roofing company like T & N Roofing roofers to make repairs for you.