Should I paint or replace gutters?

Whether you should paint or replace your gutters depends on their current condition and your aesthetic preferences. Here are some factors to consider:


  1. Cost: Painting is generally a more cost-effective option than replacing gutters.
  2. Aesthetics: If your gutters are in good structural condition but just look worn or faded, painting can provide a fresh appearance.
  3. Maintenance: Paint can help protect the gutters from the elements and extend their lifespan. However, it’s not a permanent solution, and you may need to repaint every few years.


  1. Structural Issues: If your gutters are rusted, sagging, leaking, or have other structural issues, replacement may be necessary for proper functionality.
  2. Material Upgrade: If your current gutters are made of an outdated or inferior material, replacing them with higher-quality materials (such as seamless aluminum or vinyl) may be a good long-term investment.
  3. Long-Term Solution: While more expensive upfront, replacing gutters provides a longer-term solution, and new gutters may come with warranties.

Consider inspecting your gutters for any signs of damage or wear. If they are in good structural condition but need a refresh, painting might be a suitable option. However, if there are significant issues affecting their functionality, replacement may be the more prudent choice.

It’s always a good idea to consult with Delicate Painting as Perth Painters.We can provide personalized advice based on the specific condition of your gutters.