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Old 12-11-2015, 12:30 AM   #1
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I'm just aftet a little advice in regards to the thread title.

We're currently painting a tiled roof & our boss won't hire a sprayer, so we're painting it in by hand. The house is roughly 50ft by 20ft plus a garage of around 20ft by 15ft. The main house has four shallow elevations of tiled roof.

Any advice on how to make this quicker would be greatly appreciated. It has taken us (2 men) two days so far to scrape off the lichen & moss, wash down with chemicals & rinse of with a broom & get a coat of primer on the house. In short my back is hurting & my knees are knackered!!!

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Old 12-11-2015, 02:54 AM   #2
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Knee pads are helpful.
I dunno if a garden sprayer ($15-20) would push your product but I'd give it a shot and back roll/brush it in. Maybe thin it down a bit. Still scratching my head about why anyone would paint a tiled roof (i'd stain it maybe ), but whatever...

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What product are you using?

Sorry your boss sounds cheap. Won't rent a sprayer to make this job go faster and make more money.

When I bought our big sprayer I had this and other thick products we could possibly spray I my mimd at the time and made sure it could.
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I have a pretty good idea why he doesn't want to use a sprayer. But to answer the question specifically, I really don't know. Are you brushing or rolling? The only thing I can think of is to just go the old fashioned brushing route. With knee pads and plenty of breaks.
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Thanks for the replies. We're brushing in the tiles with a primer at the moment.

In honesty I wasn't expecting any quicker ways to do this as such. I think it's just a case of knuckling down & getting it done.

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http://images.lowes.com/product/conv...8661342633.jpg

This or tape the brushes to poles plus get some cushion foam to keep a deuce from sliding off the roof. It would save some aches if it works.

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2 days doesn't sound crazy to me for a full prep job. What's the hurry?
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I'm just aftet a little advice in regards to the thread title.

We're currently painting a tiled roof & our boss won't hire a sprayer, so we're painting it in by hand. The house is roughly 50ft by 20ft plus a garage of around 20ft by 15ft. The main house has four shallow elevations of tiled roof.

Any advice on how to make this quicker would be greatly appreciated. It has taken us (2 men) two days so far to scrape off the lichen & moss, wash down with chemicals & rinse of with a broom & get a coat of primer on the house. In short my back is hurting & my knees are knackered!!!

Thanks fellas.
Thank God for small roofs. I hope you don't have any bigger ones than that zlander. BTW I just picked myself off the floor and am still lauging and trying to figure out what "knackered" is
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