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Asbestos: What type of Paint to use over Asbestos sheet roof

Postby ian » Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:56 pm

My problem is, I have just became the owner of a Bungalow in Scotland
and the roof of the house needs scraped and re-painted, just now it is needing scraped as the paint is very badly peeling and curling up at the edges,when I went in the house and into the loft there is no insulation on the sheets and this is where I noticed that the roof was made of asbestos
The sheets are about 4ft wide,by about 10ft long with 4---4"ridges over the width of a sheet,approx 1ft apart running the length of each sheet.
The roof of the bungalow covers approx 230 Sq meters.
I was told by the neighbours that the roof had been painted many times in the past but but only lasted 2 years before it need redone. This is why I need HELP from the experts, When I scrape of the curling paint,what do I do to prep, the roof, and what type of paint should I use and if possible where can I get the paint from. :?:
The bungalow was built about I am sure that its asbestos,and not
cement fibre board.
Thats it.
Thanks IAN
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DIY asbestos test kits

Postby big doozer » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:27 am

There is a great product for aspestos. Solvent based with fibre strands that adhere to anything (even slate), and also covers any cracks or holes. Not cheap its about £45 for 5 ltrs (also comes in 25ltr drums), we have used it on many occasions and even when it rains just after application with no ill effects. Certainly cheaoer than re-roofing and should last longer than the two years quoted. Need supply just ask.

PS Grey, before you ask :->
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