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Application Guide for

Tile and Metal Roofs

  • Designed for application to tile and metal roofing surfaces.

  • Designed for application to metal wall surfaces when a smooth finish is desired.

  • Consists of REFLECT-TEC® TEX-BOND® Primer and REFLECT-TEC® Heat-Reflective Finish.

  • Metal applications with bare or corroded metal must be spot-primed with REFLECT-TEC® METAL-PRIME™.

Necessary Equipment

  • Water blaster. Sand blaster, wire brush, grinder, and/or scraper may be necessary.

  • Commercial Grade Airless Sprayer with .13-.15 spray tips for finish and .17-.19 spray tips for primer.

  • Necessary masking materials.

  • Various brushes and/or rollers for edges and touch-ups.

Surface Preparation

  • All surfaces must be sound, clean, dry and free of contamination such as mildew, dirt, grease, oils, chalk, and any other contaminant that may affect adhesion.

  • All loose, flaking, and oxidizing paint must be removed with water-blasting, sand-blasting, wire brushing or scraping.

  • Mold, mildew, and fungi must be completely and thoroughly removed with power washer prior to application with simple cleaning solution containing 1 quart bleach, 3 quarts water, 2/3 cup TSP,  and 1/4 cup washing detergent.

Surface Preparation - TILE

  • All broken tiles should be replaced prior to application - care should be taken when walking on tiles to prevent additional damage to tiles.

  • Power-washing should be done carefully and at the appropriate angle so that water does not go directly under the tile, potentially damaging the roofing structure and creating leaks.

  • Caution should be used when determining proper pressure and distance from the tile to prevent gouging or damaging tiles.

Surface Preparation - METAL

  • All loose layers of previous coating and/or baked-on coating should be completely removed.

  • Wire brushing, scraping, and grinding should be done as necessary to remove rust or corrosion and smooth out high and low spots after the loose coating has been removed.

  • Any bare or corroded metal must be spot-primed with TEX-COTE® METAL-PRIME™ prior to application of TEX-BOND® Primer.

TEX-BOND® Primer Application

  • REFLECT-TEC® TEX-BOND® Primer should be applied with a commercial grade airless sprayer, using .17-.19 spray tips, at a rate of 250-350 square feet per gallon, making sure that all pores are adequately sealed and a white, opaque primed surface is achieved on all exposed surfaces, including edges.

  • Minimum 8-hour cure time under ideal weather conditions required before applying REFLECT-TEC® Finish.

REFLECT-TEC® Finish Application

  • REFLECT-TEC® Heat-Reflective Finish MUST be applied in two coats with a commercial grade airless sprayer, using .13-.15 spray tips, at a rate of 400 square feet per gallon (per coat), maintaining a wet edge and ensuring uniform film thickness over the entire surface. The second coat can be applied as soon as the first coat is dry to the touch.

  • Use of spray wand is recommended to maintain an appropriate distance from the surface to minimize overspray and achieve uniform film thickness.


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Mold and Mildew Growth | Broken Tile

REFLECT-TEC® System Application Steps

Masking to Prevent Overspray​


Proper REFLECT-TEC® Coverage for Tile Edges Achieved with Roller


Application of 1st Coat of



Application of TEX-BOND® Primer

Application of 1st Coat of



Application of 2nd Coat of



REFLECT-TEC® System Completed Application

Completed Application


Completed Tile Application


Completed Tile Application


Completed Tile Application


Over five years of exposure in Hawaii with no mold, mildew, or fading.

Arizona State University

Completed Tile Application


Completed Tile Application


Lihue Airport, Hawaii

Completed Tile Application

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Total Solar Reflectance is a measurement of how much solar energy is reflected off of a given material's surface. It measures the amount of light that is reflected off the surface, whether from direct sunlight, sky radiation, or from indirect lighting. It is often used in the calculation of a building's energy efficiency and is important for creating green and sustainable construction designs.

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