Aluminum siding

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Old 03-29-08, 11:56 AM
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The paint keeps peeling off of my aluminum siding. It happens every winter on the sunny side of the house. Large pieces come off, and every spring I scrape, clean, prime and paint the spots. Can I repaint the entire house with something that will seal it up? Could I strip all of the paint off and start over?
 
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Old 03-29-08, 05:26 PM
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Welcome to the forums Dave!

You probably aren't getting the siding properly prepped for paint. Repainted alum siding shouldn't need repainting for 8-10 yrs or longer.

All the chalk [white stuff that gets on your fingers] must either be removed or sealed.

This is the way I repaint aluminum siding. First I wash the siding. I'll use a bleach solution if there is any mildew. When the house is dry I'll spray the siding [using an airless] with a quality latex house paint with emulsa bond added. This will result in a near factory appearance. I don't use a primer because I can adequetly cover the siding with the sprayed paint.

If you brush [or roll] it may take 2 coats. If so I'd recomend a good latex primer with emulsa bond added. The emulsa bond helps to bind up the chalk allowing the paint to adhere. Only add emulsa bond to the 1st coat!

Skip the big box paint dept and go to your local paint store. They can set you up with the right coatings, equipment and advice to paint your home.
 
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Thanks for the tips! Can I use the emulsa bond over the existing paint on the siding? I'd like to just paint the whole house and be done with it.
 
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Yes, emulsa bond is formulated to be used with the first coat of paint or primer. it's main purpose is to promote good adhesion.
 
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Painting Aluminum Siding

Beer 4U2 Two thumbs up for Emulsa Bond! Painted the whole house with Emulsa Bond added to the paint last spring, and for the first time in years there was no peeling or cracking over the winter. Thanks for the tip!
 
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