How To Paint Aluminum Siding
You don't have to look at your peeling, cracking, fading siding
paint anymore. How to paint aluminum siding is a project most
homeowners can complete. Unfortunately aluminum is not free from
maintenance. Here are a few ideas on how to paint aluminum siding
without problems or errors.
With the task of how to paint aluminum siding, just
like other painting projects your choice of paint is a very
important. You don't want to have to redo it for a while, so make
sure you choose a one hundred percent acrylic latex paint. Using
this type of paint will help your finish last longer and resist
peeling, cracking and fading.
The surface of your siding must be cleaned and prepared so your
new paint will adhere to the aluminum. If not correctly completed
this is one area that will cause problems with your new paint. If
there is one thing many choose to skimp on when first learning how
to paint aluminum siding it is the area of cleaning and preparing
Remove any deteriorating paint and corrosion. After this task is
complete you must wash and rinse the siding well. Even pressure
washing is a great idea. At this point, check for mildew. If you
have mildew you must treat it with a, bleach and water solution.
This will help to eliminate the re-occurrence of the mildew.
How to Paint Aluminum Siding
If you are comfortable with the cleaning process, but are still
nervous about how to paint aluminum siding, don't be. It's
easier than you think. Just follow these steps.
- Priming is not necessary with this type of paint, but if you
have bad spots or bare metal, you may want to prime those areas
with an exterior alkyd primer before painting. Also look for chalky
- The finish the paint can come in glossy, semi-gloss, eggshell,
or satin. Just keep in mind, the glossier the finish, the more
apparent dents and spots will become. Once you've decided on the
finish, choose the color.
- Before you begin to paint you'll want to cover areas like
plants and landscape accessories for protection from the paint.
Painting is messy. Don't hesitate to protect the areas where you
don't want spatters and spills.
- For a smoother, more consistent finish, it is good to use a
sprayer to apply the paint. You may want to apply a second coat
once the first coat is dry.
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