Originally Posted by wagonman76
I have 2 gallons of this "Sears Fibered Aluminum Roof Coating".
I have thought about putting this on the roof for extra sealing. The roof is currently a dirty white painted aluminum.
Some have said to use mobile home roof paint. Is this the same thing? On the can it says it contains some asphalt, and can be used on lots of things including mobile home roofs, trailer roofs.
That stuff is just fine. It pretty is much "mobile home roof paint" anyway.
Scrub the roof real well with a medium bristle brush and soap and water. Rinse well. Scrape off any flaky paint. Replace rusted screws if you can see them. Let it dry thoroughly.
Mask off the body so you don't get any on the aluminum sides or in the gutters. Use a 4" to 6" cheapie brush that you can toss when you're done. Wear old ratty clothes and shoes. If you have to walk on the roof use a 4x4 piece of 1/2" plywood to span the joists and distribute your weight.
Mix it real well before starting. You should be able to do the whole roof of your trailer with one gallon and maybe have some left over.
The stuff behaves more like driveway sealer than paint...
First give all the seams and edges a good coat. Wrap your brush in saran wrap and go have a beverage of your choice and lunch. Then come back and paint the whole roof including the seams and edges that you already did. If you want to give the seams and edges a third coat, wrap your brush up and have dinner. Then come back and finish it off.
Toss the brush and you are done. When I had a metal roofed trailer, I got about 4 or 5 years between coatings. It should be checked a couple of times a year to make sure it's not flaking or peeling.
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