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Old 06-02-2019, 02:00 PM   #21
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Yes, indeed many of us did!
That is truly weird, at least to me. In all the years I did exteriors I have to say it never ever occurred to me, or any of the HOs I worked for, to paint the inside of the gutters. Maybe itís because around here they still had water in them for most of the year.
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That is truly weird, at least to me. In all the years I did exteriors I have to say it never ever occurred to me, or any of the HOs I worked for, to paint the inside of the gutters. Maybe itís because around here they still had water in them for most of the year.
My career would have ended 32 years ago if anyone told me to paint the inside of a gutter. And I've been asked to paint a lot of crazy things.
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Next we'll be arguing about what brushes to use to paint the insides of the downspouts. lol.


I'm a little concerned that someone's gonna say this was a standard operating procedure years ago.
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My career would have ended 32 years ago if anyone told me to paint the inside of a gutter. And I've been asked to paint a lot of crazy things.
But apparently it was a thing. Just never encountered it myself, or ever had it requested, in many years of doing exterior work.
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But apparently it was a thing. Just never encountered it myself, or ever had it requested, in many years of doing exterior work.
We don't get as much rain in the San Francisco Bay Area as you do in Oregon. But just about every structure has a gutter. And never has there been a request to paint the inside of one. Even when I've come across wooden ones.

Now as far as lining them with a bitumastic coating, epoxy, or flexible sealer, I have done that to repair gutters that were leaking at the seams as a last resort before replacement.
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My career would have ended 32 years ago if anyone told me to paint the inside of a gutter. And I've been asked to paint a lot of crazy things.
Would that have been a bad thing?
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We don't get as much rain in the San Francisco Bay Area as you do in Oregon. But just about every structure has a gutter. And never has there been a request to paint the inside of one. Even when I've come across wooden ones.

Now as far as lining them with a bitumastic coating, epoxy, or flexible sealer, I have done that to repair gutters that were leaking at the seams as a last resort before replacement.
As I said yesterday it was standard practice to coat the inside of galvanized gutters with a product that I could not remember the name of that was made by BM. Well, do to my superior recollection and sheer brain power it came to me tonight, the product was called "Asphaltum" and here is an article from Popular Science in May of 1952, which you should note is a year before I was put on this sphere. Scroll down to the bottom of page 164 for the details. https://books.google.com/books?id=my...0paint&f=false

So to all of you galvanized and wooden gutter neophytes, eat some crow!
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The gutters from OP are Aluminum, and maybe 4-5 years old (if I had to guess).
Can I just prime and paint, or will I likely run into adhesion issues down the road? (Priming would be less laborious if I can skip the "scuffing" step).

my reasons for "not" recommending painting gutters/downspouts:
1. I dislike painting gutters/downspouts.
2. Creates future maintenance once painted (ie., not as durable as factory finish- while in good condition).
I would love to hear the answer or opinions on this "Can I just prime and paint, or will I likely run into adhesion issues down the road?".

I have been asked in the past for the same and was fortunate enough to be able to refuse the work, on the premise I didn't want the headache.

Scuff and prime?

Just Scuff?

Wipe with mineral spirits followed by vinegar? I like this one becasue I never heard it before.
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As I said yesterday it was standard practice to coat the inside of galvanized gutters with a product that I could not remember the name of that was made by BM. Well, do to my superior recollection and sheer brain power it came to me tonight, the product was called "Asphaltum" and here is an article from Popular Science in May of 1952, which you should note is a year before I was put on this sphere. Scroll down to the bottom of page 164 for the details. https://books.google.com/books?id=my...0paint&f=false

So to all of you galvanized and wooden gutter neophytes, eat some crow!

lol! It was also standard practice to clobber your evening meal over the head with a femur bone. Helloo...It's 2019!
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lol! It was also standard practice to clobber your evening meal over the head with a femur bone. Helloo...It's 2019!
What, you don't still do that? A wooly mammoth or saber-toothed tiger femur?
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I would love to hear the answer or opinions on this "Can I just prime and paint, or will I likely run into adhesion issues down the road?".

I have been asked in the past for the same and was fortunate enough to be able to refuse the work, on the premise I didn't want the headache.

Scuff and prime?

Just Scuff?

Wipe with mineral spirits followed by vinegar? I like this one becasue I never heard it before.
I painted (outside only ) my previously white aluminum gutters about five years back. Just made sure they were really clean then did a light scuff sand and painted. First coat (darker sage green) didnít cover too well due to the still fairly smooth existing finish but second one did. Have had no issues with adhesion.
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