Normally you d scrap down the old paint from your siding but doing that with asbestos can release dangerous particles into the air.
Best way to paint asbestos siding.
These are easily prepared and easy to repaint.
You can roll it or brush it on but make sure you get under the small lip at the bottom of each asbestos siding shingle.
When it comes to applying a long lasting coat of paint start with a 100 acrylic exterior latex primer followed by 100 exterior latex paint.
After priming we recommend two coats of a high quality stain or paint examples are sherwin williams woodscapes and benjamin moore s arborcoat which we have used both of and with much success.
Asbestos shingles hold paint very well when you use the right kind of coating.
However removing the asbestos siding first though more expensive is the best alternative in the long run.
Untouched asbestos is just as safe as any other siding or insulation.
Pick a good quality exterior paint from a company like benjamin moore or sherwin williams and you ll be fine.
It is your decision whether to paint or removal and replace remember it is always more affordable to paint old asbestos siding.
I recommend having a certified asbestos removal contractor take the existing asbestos siding off though in many areas homeowners are allowed remove asbestos siding themselves if they follow proper precautions.
Allow the primer to dry completely.
There really is no right paint when painting asbestos siding as it doesn t require anything out of the ordinary.
Not all latex paint is 100 acrylic so read the labels.
Unfortunately asbestos never remains truly untouched because of nature.
Posted on july 7th 2016.
When you are done cleaning paint the siding with a suitable primer.
When you say asbestos shingles i presume you mean asbestos siding shingles.
Preparation before coating is the key to a successful paint job.
Prepping your asbestos siding for repainting requires a lighter touch one involving lots of water to prevent dust from wafting up around the shingles.
The danger of asbestos lies in the particles that escape and can be inhaled.
Apply a coat of primer to the newly cleaned siding.
The primer creates an adhesive surface for the paint and helps seal the color of the old paint.
Compared to other similar hardie board or fiber cement siding there is not much difference in terms of painting asbestos siding after you prepped and cleaned the surface.
Jomax is good product to use and all you need is a pump up garden sprayer and a hose to use this product.