Some examples of an expensive roof tile coating job gone wrong.

Be warned: These roof tiles were peeling not long after being painted. QBIS.

  • These coated roof tiles were PEELING after only three months!
  • The firm that coated this roof demanded a considerable amount of cash before coating this roof.
  • They could not be contacted by the client (a pensioner) for a warranty claim.

This is what building inspectors will miss, at your expense!  If they are not prepared to get on roofs.

Painted roof tiles peeling

Roof tiles painted that are peeling

Important things you need to know about painting of roof tiles.

  • Coating applied over tiles can only cover the area where it is exposed and does not cover the top and sides laps.
  • Peeling often occurs where the coating bridges between the top overlap over a short time period.
  • Coat over debris (when not properly cleaned before coating).
  • Coating applied over broken tiles that should have been replaced.

The majority of cases of peeling tile coating are due to poor preparation when cleaning and before the coating is applied.

Facts about coating of roof tiles.

  • No coating can duplicate the original process of color that is applied to the roof tiles in a kiln, during the firing process.
  • Painting of roof tiles has a limited life expectancy compared to the original coating. 

More information from the CSIRO regarding painting of Concrete roof tiles.

CSIRO information on painted roof tiles

Roof tiles painted and peeling. Beware of the following and do your research before allowing firms of individuals to paint your roof.

  • Individuals or companies that have no base office and operate door to door from their car or truck.
  • Check for warranty and insurance cover.
  • Ask for ABN and license numbers and do your research before employing anyone.
  • Queensland licenses check: Queensland Building & Construction Commission (QBCC)
  • Business names & companies registration: Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC)
  • Scammers. Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Suggested resources:


ASIC search register


QBCC license search


Government Scam watch

Qld Gov

Roof information

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