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NewBeginning

10:26AM | 12/25/04
Member Since: 12/24/04
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I have a 30 X 40 pole barn that needs painting including the roof. I have done plenty of indoor painting but wonder what is the best way to tackle this? Roll or spray? (and I have no spray experience or equipment) I am a separated female who works full time and maybe it is too big of an undertaking for one. If I hired someone to do it, what should I look for for a decent quality job? As an aside, I am glad to find this web site with the bulletin board for questions because I have many re: home projects. Thanks in advance for those who choose to share their expertise with me. Patti

theeagle

12:38PM | 12/25/04
Member Since: 11/27/04
174 lifetime posts
i would say spray, providing that there are large checks/cracks in the wood and there is nothing on the area below to get covered in overspray from the spray painting. the spray will get into most of these cracks better than rolling.

with rolling the paint on, you need to have a brush too, to get into the cracks and edges.

the roof though. is it metal? then there are mastic type paints that are rolled on to the metal. you just need to clean the metal first with some tsp (tri-sodium-phosphate.or what the directions on the paint says) to allow the new mastic paint to adhere properly.


5slb6

04:37AM | 12/27/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
On wood siding the best way to do it is to spray and back brush as the spray does not force the paint into the wood and it just lays on top. If you don't have experience with a sprayer you may just want to brush the barn it will be slower than the spray back brush method but will give the same results.

As far as the roof goes you are best in letting someone that has experience in painting roofs do that part of the project. It is a safety issue.

What type of material is the siding made of?

What type material is the roof made of?

NewBeginning

09:26AM | 12/29/04
Member Since: 12/24/04
4 lifetime posts
Thanks for your replies. The pole barn (both roof and exterior walls) is made of galvinized steel. The roof is showing some rust, though. From what I have read from the replies so far and other places, it sounds like spraying might not really save me any time or money given my lack of experience and equipment and the additional paint it would require. Plus, if you have to back brush it, what is the advantage to spraying? Does one application style of paint application last longer than another? I agree, it might be better to hire out the roof and save a broken neck although the pitch of it is not too steep. Would you rent scaffolding? Probably safer but more costly and slower going to set it up and break it down to move it. I appreciate you sharing your insights. Patti

5slb6

02:05AM | 12/30/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
How long has this barn been up? As it unusual for galvanized metal to rust unless it has been exposed uncoated for a long time. Is there rust on both the sides and the roof? I ask this as it makes a difference in what paint system you use.

NewBeginning

05:31AM | 12/30/04
Member Since: 12/24/04
4 lifetime posts
i am not sure how long the barn has been up. longer than 17 years because that is how long we have lived here. the house was built in '58 so potentially that long. my husband said it is galvinized steel but the "sun will bake it out". basically it should have been done a long time ago but has been neglected. the sides are not rusted. now that i am the sole owner of the house, i am trying to figure out all the things that need to be done and prioritize them so eventually the house will be repaired and maintained. it will be a long process. thanks for your response. Patti

NewBeginning

05:31AM | 12/30/04
Member Since: 12/24/04
4 lifetime posts
i am not sure how long the barn has been up. longer than 17 years because that is how long we have lived here. the house was built in '58 so potentially that long. my husband said it is galvinized steel but the "sun will bake it out". basically it should have been done a long time ago but has been neglected. the sides are not rusted. now that i am the sole owner of the house, i am trying to figure out all the things that need to be done and prioritize them so eventually the house will be repaired and maintained. it will be a long process. thanks for your response. Patti
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