Jul 7, 2016 . Q: What's the best way to prepare the outside of an older building for paint? The walls are covered in asbestos siding that was probably installed during the mid-1950s. Is it safe to remove loose paint in the usual way, or do I have to do something different because of the asbestos?How to Paint Asbestos Siding - Family Health & Wellness
Apr 8, 2017 . It is recommended to paint asbestos siding in order to prevent deterioration. When a product containing asbestos weakens, asbestos fibers may become friable and get into the air. Asbestos siding poses minimal health risk, but painting it will eventually prevent some potential health issues
It's not difficult at all to paint asbestos siding, as one of its benefits is that paint easily adheres to it and it is very durable and can last for decades without chipping or cracking. That said, you'll still need to take some precautions if you decide to paint your asbestos siding. The biggest concern is that you should avoid..
New to forum, probably first of many questions. I am planning on repairing and then painting the exterior of my house. It is missing a number of asbestos shingles that I will replace with new fiber-cement, non-asbestos shingles, and patch up some holes etc. Then i want to paint it all. I'm thinking a good..
Apr 11, 1986 . If asbestos-cement siding fades, it can be painted. Generally the only pre-painting cleaning necessary is to wipe off loose dirt or dust with a cloth while wearing a dust mask. If the surface of the siding is smooth and firm, latex paint can generally be applied directly to the surface with a pad or roller (I`ve..
Hi. I have old siding that was put on the house when it was built I'm guessing, and that is 1924. They call it cement siding. Some of the tiles are starting to crack and I'm missing a few small bits on the corners of some of the tiles. Can you tell me please if there is some way to repair it? I am not in a financial..
Oct 18, 2010 . Congratulations, asbestos/cement siding is durable, holds paint exceptionally well and is fire-proof. It is hard to top! Pressure washers are over-rated. Use a long-handled brush and detergent. Use bleach for stuff that is growing (green). Use TSP with both if you can get it in your area. Use the carbonate TSP..
Painting Cement Asbestos Shingle Building Siding, Fiber Cement Lap Siding or Shingles. Damaged asbestos cement wall shingles (C) Daniel Friedman. Should I paint my asbestos cement shingles? Do you need to use special paint for cement asbestos siding? Painting cement asbestos siding or non-asbestos fiber..
Yes, painting asbestos cement siding is not only possible, it is recommended. The reason is that it will prevent deterioration, which may cause some of the asbestos fibres to become friable and get into the air outside the home. Painting or encapsulation of products known to contain asbestos is an acceptable way to prevent..
The removal of asbestos siding from multi-family dwellings and commercial buildings must be done by a Maine-licensed asbestos abatement contractor. . ME 207-634-2714 and Rochester, NH 800-847-5303- call them first to see if they will accept your non-friable asbestos waste), or at a DEP-approved C&D landfill
Asbestos siding, though hard, can flake over time which will lead to the possibility of you inhaling the asbestos. Painting the asbestos siding will help prevent this from happening. Choose a paint that is mold and mildew resistant as well as waterproof. The easiest way to paint the asbestos siding is to use a paint sprayer
Remove any peeling paint. Often, since asbestos siding holds paint so well, there won't be any but if there is it you must remove it before you can repaint. Since asbestos is only dangerous when it is in a friable state, you will remove the paint without sanding or scraping. Use a water blaster for the large pieces and allow the..
I painted 5 1950's vintage army houses this summer, with asbestos siding. We would power wash the house , Lightly scrape the peeling spots and then spray a latex stain. Aparently the paint store reps say you didn't need to prime. Can't really comment on how long it would last see as I finished the last less..
Do not sand the filler. Apply latex primer to the siding. Begin with the walls at the top of the building. To use the shingle paint pad, dip the pad into a paint tray of paint and shake out the excess. Place the pad at the top of the asbestos cement tile and stroke the pad down with the grain of the tile. After the walls are painted,..
A.Bill Feist, an expert on finishes in Middleton, Wisc., responds: Since asbestos-cement shingles do not expand and contract with humidity changes like wood siding does, they hold paint very well. If the asbestos-cement siding is already painted and the paint is in good condition, clean the siding and then use a high-quality..
Apr 2, 2003 . My home is 50 years old and has asbestos shingles. Needless to say, the house needs a paint job. What do I need to do? Can you even paint these things..
Jun 30, 2015 . Zach Haas College Works Painting spraying 1 of 2 coats of a nice brown over white asbestos siding
The cost to repair asbestos siding is probably lowest with encapsulating. This means a professional will paint the siding with a latex masonry primer and high-quality latex paint. This essentially seals in the asbestos. It's important, however, that your pro doesn't sand or scrape the shingles. This is what will loosen up those..
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Feb 12, 2010 . Cleaning this siding takes some care since asbestos could be released into the air and cause health problems for those present. Whether you simply want to refresh your asbestos siding or clean in preparation for a paint job, knowing how to treat the substance will keep you safe and your siding shining
Mar 31, 2016 . Asbestos Siding Repair Options. The least expensive and fastest asbestos siding repair option is encapsulation. This is essentially painting over the damaged siding. Covering the siding is another option. The contractor will lay insulation board and then put new siding on top of the old asbestos siding