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Repainting Your Colorbond Roof

Last Updated: May 31, 2013 by

Topic: Roofing

How’s your roof looking? All that time out in the sun, wind and rain can cause it to fade over time. While COLORBOND® is a hardy roofing material, there may come a time when you wish to give it another coat. In this article, we look at how and when to repaint your COLORBOND® roof.


COLORBOND® is a steel product, available in a rainbow of colour coatings. The standard range boasts 20 designer colours, so it’s easy to pick a hue to suit your home and outdoor space.

The material is a favourite among builders and renovators, as it is seen as strong, secure, stylish and eco-friendly. It can be mixed and matched with downpipes, guttering and fascia for a complete, cohesive look.

New Roof or Repaint?

Over time, COLORBOND® - like any roofing material – can fade. This is usually caused by weathering and can be fixed with a new lick of paint. Repainting the roof is a much cheaper option than ripping it off and installing a new one.

A professional painter will be able to colour match the new paint to your roof, using COLORBOND® codes. It’s worth bearing in mind, however, that if you’re using COLORBOND® for a touch-up, the new paint may not match other faded parts of the roof. For this reason, it can be wise to re-paint the entire roof, gutters, downpipes and fascia and get the entire structure looking like new.

Who Can Repaint a COLORBOND® Roof?

While you can pick up COLORBOND® for touch-ups, it’s not going to guarantee the best results. For safety, security and a superior finish, it’s best to hire a professional roof painter. Ensure your painter is experienced with COLORBOND® repainting.

It’s a good idea to view the painter’s credentials, insurance, experience and previous work to ensure their standards meet your expectations.

You might like to get quotes using our free service, or browse for roof painters in the hipages directory.

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