Painting tar paper


C

Charles

I have an unfinished garage, 2X4s and tar paper.

I just want to lighten it up a bit, can I paint the tar paper? Any
reason not to?

thanks
 
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PhotoMan

Charles said:
I have an unfinished garage, 2X4s and tar paper.

I just want to lighten it up a bit, can I paint the tar paper? Any
reason not to?
errrrr are you from central Mississippi?
 
M

mark Ransley

Sure it will look great use a few coats of sealer and hope it doesnt
blead through, If it does try a different type, and hope it doesnt
blead. If it does , well you tried.
 
C

Charles

It also depends some on how old the tarpaper is. It will dry our some with
age, particularly if exposed to the air. I've seen older paper take paint
reasonably well. It doesn't look super due to some bleeding thru, but if
you're just looking to get it to look a little brighter in the garage, it
may be acceptable.

Try a small area first to see what you get.
I went ahead and tried it, the "Ultra White" paint looks tan, both on
the tar paper and the wood. Second coat should cure that. If this all
turns bad I'm going to sue the Internet for the price of the paint.


<:)
 
M

mark Ransley

you cant use just " paint " , you need a priner that ' seals ' and
thats all, paint will look brown and bleed through
 
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Any updates on this project from 2003? I'm facing the task of brightening up the interior of a 1930 one car garage and would LOVE to just shoot the color on... or per Mark, above, "just prime." Updates?
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