priming alum. siding?


Old 07-24-03, 08:27 PM
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priming alum. siding?

I scraped and sanded all the peeling paint from my alum. siding. When I went to buy paint and primer, my local hardware store told me I did not have to prime. As long as I used 000 grit steel wool, I was all set to go with the paint. I got roughly 100 sq. feet done, and now I have been told I needed to have primed first. I plan on priming any new area, but what do I do about the area I have already painted without priming?
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Old 07-24-03, 08:53 PM
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Priming is always the best way to go. But since you've already painted this area, it would be silly to try and remove the paint just to prime and reapply. Prime the rest and keep an eye on the un-primed area. If you sanded it well, it might have enough "tooth' to grip the paint successfully. If the unprimed are fails in the future, cross that bridge when you come to it.


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