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PaulR 11-30-2008 01:19 PM

Painting Fascia, should I paint the drip edge?
 
Hi. I will be painting fascia boards. There is no rain gutter, only a drip edge flashing on top of the boards. The drip edge has never been painted. Normally is one supposed to paint the drip edge when painting the fascia boards? The color won't match if I don't, but I'm not sure I like the idea of painting it. Thanx.

Nestor_Kelebay 11-30-2008 01:42 PM

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Originally Posted by PaulR (Post 191798)
Hi. I will be painting fascia boards. There is no rain gutter, only a drip edge flashing on top of the boards. The drip edge has never been painted. Normally is one supposed to paint the drip edge when painting the fascia boards? The color won't match if I don't, but I'm not sure I like the idea of painting it. Thanx.

I wouldn't paint it. Paint there isn't going to do any good, and it's just one more potential problem if the paint starts to peel off of it.

I'd prime any unpainted wood and paint that wood, but I'd leave the drip cap unpainted.

Maybe apply some painter's masking tape to it just so that you don't end up getting paint all over it so that it looks worse.

slickshift 11-30-2008 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by PaulR (Post 191798)
...Normally is one supposed to paint the drip edge when painting the fascia boards?...

*Nope*

SNC 12-19-2008 05:59 PM

I painted mine, only because I had a dark fascia and did not want that white drip edge to stand out.


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