Gardner STA-KOOL is an elastomeric roof paint that is supposed to reflect the suns rays. Elastomeric paints have a greater degree of elasticity and they can also help to seal up leaks. My lanai has a couple of small of leaks in it as well so hopefully it will take care of those problems. The instructions say that you need to put 2 coats of this paint on and it is so thick that a gallon doesn't cover a whole lot. I used a 3/4" nap roller since the paint was so think (normal paint rollers are 3/8) and rolled it on after powerwashing the roof the night before. I was able to do one full coat on the roof and then I decided that I would do the underside aka ceiling just to brighten it up. I was able to get about half of the ceiling done. After painting, I waited for the middle of the day when the sun was at it's highest to check temperatures on the roof. I left one small section unpainted to use for comparison sake. Results are pictured below.
|Unpainted roof section|
|painted roof section|