Can you change the color of an asphalt shingled roof with paint?

Kimbra
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  • Alice Alice on May 13, 2019

    It is possible to paint asphalt shingles, but many professionals recommend against it. ... Behr Roof Paint is intended to brighten roofs and reflect heat, however the EHT staff has no first-hand experience with the product. Before painting, replace any brittle or cracked shingles and clean the roof surface.

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on May 13, 2019

    You’ll have to use masonry:concrete dye/stain, as paint will flake off.


    After washing the roof off with a hose & a long handled deck scrub brush, spray a mild dish soap mixture on the dirty spots & scrub again. Power rinse it & make sure all the dirt is gone from the crevices.


    When dry, use a long handled roller & tray, and roll on the dye/stain.

    It will dye the gutters, and flashing, so if you don’t cut-in those areas first, then I’d masking tape them.


    I would probably dilute it by 15-20% and do two full coats.

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on May 13, 2019

    I would advise against it. As shingles age, they start to break down. Then they peel.

  • Mogie Mogie on May 13, 2019

    Yes but if you choose to paint your roof, contact the shingle manufacturer first to see how doing so could affect your roof and warranty. Choose a product designed for asphalt roofs, and follow all applications instructions carefully. Apply these products with a roller or sprayer only to clean, dry roofs after removing mold, mildew and other contaminants. Keep in mind that these products are typically not designed to extend the life of your roof or repairs leaks or damage.

  • David David on Aug 26, 2022

    What brand of paint do you use to change the color of a single Roof