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Joe (Joe)
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Username: Joe

Post Number: 355
Registered: 07-2006
Posted on Sunday, January 18, 2009 - 01:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It would be easier and faster to swap the slates with another color rather than to paint them, it would look better and it would be permanent. Finding slates of another color is not a problem.
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Tim_dittmar (Tim_dittmar)
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Username: Tim_dittmar

Post Number: 43
Registered: 05-2008
Posted on Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 02:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Indiana- perform experiments first before doing anything to the roof that could turn out to be "dumb". Paint consistency(to avoid running/dripping down the roof) could be affected by the cold temperature of a paint hitting a warmer roof; the sort of forethought folks in a hurry don't make time for... I imagine latex paint might dry fast and not penetrate well and come off all too soon... oil-based paint would take longer to dry(but stick better?) and has different handling characteristics than a lot of people have experience with these days- maybe a spray(w/ masking, of course) coating rather than a brush? I'd rather paint a roof than run high risks of starting leaks by having some bad slate work done- get an expert for either proposition
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Slate_man (Slate_man)
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Post Number: 346
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 09:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That up to you, we here would all recommend that you get the rigth color slate. The time it would take to paint is maybe more compare to putting the rigth slate color on by the rigth installer. Using slate would be the traditional way of doing it, paint will come off.
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Indiana_slate (Indiana_slate)
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Username: Indiana_slate

Post Number: 5
Registered: 10-2008
Posted on Friday, January 16, 2009 - 11:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This is a little off the subject, but can slate be painted as an alternative to acquiring different colored slates in order to spell out a name, date, etc on a roof? I know that this is "cheating" of sorts but if it looks good and will last I may consider it as an alternative to trying to scrounge up some colored slates.
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Joe Jenkins
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Username: Joe

Post Number: 334
Registered: 07-2006
Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - 09:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You can't paint a slate roof to match the rest of your roof.
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Kurtis Hord
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Username: Kwhord

Post Number: 111
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 08:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Fire them immediately.
They have no business on your roof.
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Eric Braymer
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Username: Braymer

Post Number: 20
Registered: 09-2008
Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 01:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Contractor is wrong.
Who ordered the slates? If the contractor did, make him send them back and get the right ones. The paint will not last anywhere near as long as the natural slate color. Contractor either knows nothing about slate or is lying to you to save himself the trouble - dont put up with it.
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Denise
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Username: Sunroomdesigns

Post Number: 1
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 11:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ok need help here was told i could paint a Slate roof bought tiles and are the wrong color contractor said that they could be painted and didn't have to send back well now it's to late had a lot of running around with how do i paint this slate roof so it can match the rest of my roof someone please help

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