Re: Is it possible to paint asphalt-shingle siding?
Of course you can paint it. You could paint a horse, for that matter. The real questions are whether or not it will look good, and how long it will last.
I suspect that you won't have great results with either question. A big factor in the long-term results will be how good the binder (asphalt) is at holding the granules (gravel) to the substrate (typically fiberboard). Paint may affect this bond in ways that none of us can answer.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.