Freshly painted soffits really make a difference in lifting the appearance of your home’s exterior. With exposure to the elements, soffit paint can often fade and flake or mould or mildew spots can appear.  

Knowing how to paint soffit properly will not only make the job much easier but will also ensure a much better, longer-lasting finish. Below is info on how to prepare soffits for painting and how to paint soffits with a roller. 

Haymes Paint is an Australian family run business. We have been crafting quality paints for over 80 years. Each generation of Haymes’ has been passionate about providing the very best paints in a great range of colours. Our range includes both interior & exterior paints, an artisan collection and paints for textured & timber finishes. Here are the steps on how to prepare soffits for painting and how to paint soffits with a roller

How To Prepare Soffits For Painting

Knowing how to prepare soffits for painting will ensure a better finish and the paint job will also last a lot longer. Here is how to prepare soffits for painting: 

  • Remove any peeling/flaking paint, mould/mildew and any dirt & dust from the soffits. A pressure washer is the easiest way to do this but depending on the condition of the paint you may also need to use a scraper. Use a cleaning solution to remove any dark mould or mildew stains. Ensure you rinse after cleaning and allow to dry. 
  • Check the soffits for any areas that may be rotten or need replacing/repairing. 
  • Fill any holes, cracks or gaps with a filler. Once dry, sand the surface. 
  • Give the soffits a final clean and dust
  • If bare wood has been exposed for some time or there are rust stains etc you may also need to apply a primer.

How To Paint Soffits With A Roller

With the prep work done, you can now apply your first coat of paint. How to paint soffits with a roller is to first cut in along the edges of the soffits with a brush - this will give a much cleaner and crisp edge. You can then paint the rest of the soffit with your roller. 

Start from one side of your house, working in one direction to the other side. This helps to maintain a wet edge so you don’t get lap marks. If two coats of paint are required, ensure the first coat is completely dry before applying the second coat.

Get Everything You Need For Painting Soffits  

Find your nearest Haymes Paint shop or Independent Stockistto talk to your local experts about painting soffits and what you need for your project. They will be able to give you useful tips and tricks to make the task easier and answer any questions you have. 

Not sure what colours a best for your home’s exterior? Arrange a Color Consultation with one of our fully qualified Haymes Colour Consultants who will be able to help you choose a colour scheme for your home that will have it looking fantastic.