Can gutters be painted?


The gutters have that nasty dirty streaking. First, how to clean that off? I want to paint eves and really don’t like color of nasty gutters either. Would you clean only or could you paint them? And what kind of paint to use?


Stephanie Ward

q can gutters be painted
  7 answers
  • Ariel Ariel on Aug 31, 2019

    Hi. You can paint gutters. Here is a good article

    • Stephanie Ward Stephanie Ward on Aug 31, 2019

      Hey Ariel! Thanks for sharing this website! At least I have some idea for cleaning and painting. I think I’m going to put the painting off until next year

      Thanks again and Happy Labor Day!


  • Lauren of Mom Home Guide Lauren of Mom Home Guide on Aug 31, 2019

    They can be painted. This video tutorial might help:

  • Within the Grove Within the Grove on Aug 31, 2019

    What a great idea to paint them! I don't see why not as long as you use an exterior paint.

  • Stephanie Ward Stephanie Ward on Sep 01, 2019

    Thanks Within!

    im now paying with colors. I think I’m going to try cleaning them first and see how they come out. 🤞

  • Sharon Morton Sharon Morton on Sep 01, 2019

    Hello, Your gutters can be painted but, they need a protecting finish as the stuff you see on your gutters are coming from the trees. This is what ours look like too. We are surrounded by woods. Each year we end up with the dirt and now moss that comes off the tree. I am goint to wash with some hydrogen peroxide and then see if I can find a paint that contains something to prevent this from happening every year. I hope you find your solution too.

  • Stephanie Ward Stephanie Ward on Sep 01, 2019

    Hey Sharon!

    thanks for your feedback! I would be interested in what the peroxide does for your gutters! There are 2 links in previous suggestions that you might want to check out on cleaning them.

    I’ll let you know how mine turn out as well.


    stephanie Ward.

  • Dfm Dfm on Sep 01, 2019

    Pressure washer with a solution of oxyclean in the tank. The oxyclean won’t harm the grass etc.