TPO is often white, grey, or faded black in color and is typically found on flat roofs. Also, it has a reputation for being one of the most difficult and obstinate substrates to bond. So, now the question may peep in your mind, can TPO roofing be painted? 

Well, yes, you can paint your TPO roofing. Elastomeric paint is the best color for painting TPO roofing. Other than this, you can use a water-based primer and then acrylic paint.

Read the article for more information.

Can TPO Roofing Be Painted?

It’s critical to apply the correct paint. Because there can be a reaction between the paint and TPO’s materials, and lead to degradation. But, following this article will be a wise decision to be successful in painting your TPO roofing.

Why you should paint TPO Roofing?

Your installed TPO roofing can fade after several years. Besides this, the original color of the TPO roof doesn’t match the color scheme of all the buildings. Also, the color of TPO is not that aesthetic.

Other than these, the use of TPO paint on the roof can help it last longer. It can also seal small holes in the roofing to prevent leaks.

Can TPO Roofing Be Painted?
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How Can TPO Roofing Be Painted

Before attempting any roof work on your own, it’s usually preferable to listen to the experts and read the instructions. Make sure that your TPO roofing is at least 4 to 5 years old. The surface becomes matte as it ages, making it easier to apply a coating. Let’s know the steps of painting TPO roofing.

Step 1:

First of all, rinse the TPO roof complete with a hose and water to remove all dust, debris, or other materials that may get caught directly beneath your fresh coat.

Step 2:

Then, use a primer on the TPO membrane. The primer should be water-based.  

If you are going to use elastomeric paint, you can skip this step.

Step 3:

Then, take a brush or a roller. Wet that before you start, and then squeeze away the excess water. 

Step 4:

Apply the first layer of paint starting from the edges, penetrations, or short details. Then, let it completely dry before applying the second coat. The first coat can be solvent-based or water-based.

Step 5:

Finally, apply the solvent-based final coat and dry it.


I hope you have already got your answer on can TPO roofing be painted. No more worries. Paint your TPO roofing with acrylic paint.

Have a great day. All the best.


As a civil engineer and roofer, I love to share the experience that I have gained through the last couple of years. In the roofing industry, practical experience is a very crucial fact that can help you a lot. Hence, I want to help you with my blog.

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