With the scraping done and the necessary repairs made, I was able to begin painting the roof. I used an 18-ft. extension pole with a 3/4-in. nap roller to apply the paint to the roof. I found that a 5-gallon plastic buck- et with a roll-screen inside of it worked beautifully as a roller pan. I would set it on the bottom rung of my extension ladder and secure it to the ladder with a painter’s hook. I used a paintbrush attached to the end of the extension pole to paint the valleys and the stand- ing seams on the porch roof. Everything else I painted with the roller. I painted one side of the
DO IT YOURSELF
For both scraping and painting, you can gain greater reach by using the Wooster Lockjaw tool holder mounted to an extension pole.
Using a paint grid inside a 5-gal- lon bucket proved to be the most efficient way to reload the roller when painting the roof.
When possible, paint from a ladder rather than climbing atop the roof.