How To Prime Roofing
How To Prime Roofing
There are many things to consider in priming a roof. It must be prepared by cleaning and clearing off any debris first and getting the exact measurements. Watch this video for more tips and instructions.
I'm going to show you how to prime a roof. First of all, what you need to do is get the roof clean and dry and swept prepared for the primer. It's very important to keep the roof, get it all nice and dry and clean and tidy; otherwise, we don't want any lumps and bumps once we've primed the roof itself.
Otherwise, you get lumps and bumps in the felt. I've now swept the whole roof and we're going to start priming. This is a primer which will act as an adhesive for the felt to stick to.
It's important to do it with a pair of gloves because you don't want stains on fingers and you know, it's better to keep them washed and clean, because it's quite hard to get the primer off the fingers. You can buy this from any roofing supplies so it's quite easy to get it. This primer can be used on any actual surface or concrete surface.
It acts again as an adhesive for the felt to stick to and you wouldn't need to use it for any timber roof because it uses a felt system which erodes a felt which is nailed to the roof which acts as the adhesive. It's important to prime from the outside so you don't box yourself in that you can't get out from. So, it's important to start from the outside and finish at the door so it's easy to get out from.
This primer normally takes an hour to two hours to dry. Obviously in warmer conditions, it dries a lot faster. It's important to paint the primer to a minimum requirement of 6 inches from the roof deck itself.
That's for the felt strips to stick to. In this case, I wouldn't need a tape measure to how far is 6 inches. I would know that by the crosses in the bricks.
That's normally about three inches thick, so the bricks should be the right height. I've been waiting for two hours now for the roof to dry and I think if we just it, we should be able to tell. Otherwise, you'll be sticking to the roof.
And that's how to prime a roof. .