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Old 05-18-05, 01:39 PM
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how long after i pressure wash the exterior of my house should i wait to paint it?
 
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Old 05-18-05, 04:59 PM
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A day or two, until you are sure its dried out.
 
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Old 05-18-05, 05:33 PM
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It depends on the weather. Hot and dry - next day. If it is cloudy and humid it may take a few days. Wind also helps to dry it. If you are using an oil base primer make sure it is good and dry before appling. Latex is not so critical.
 
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Old 05-19-05, 12:55 AM
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Hi....I was curious. How long can I wait after washing aluminum siding to paint? We have siding that's got the chalky residue on it, and I was going to wash it in a couple of days. We've been hashing over painting it but haven't decided yet. (I want to, she doesn't.)

Would a week or two be too long to wait, or is it just dependent on whether or not we get bombarded by birds?

Thanks!
 
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Old 05-19-05, 05:31 AM
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A week or two would be fine as long as the birds cooperate.

You mentioned its chalky, I wouldn't paint it without adding some Emulsa Bond to the primer/paint before applying.
 
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Old 05-19-05, 05:35 AM
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Since aluminum does not absorb water [except in the cracks] you can paint almost immediatly, but it doesn't hurt to wait a week or month as long as it is still clean. If you don't remove all the chaulk add flood's emulsa bond to the paint. Aluminum painted with good paint will last for 10yrs or more. Most aluminum 20yrs old needs painting [for looks only]
 
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Old 05-19-05, 09:19 AM
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Thank you both. If I can sway her, I'll be sure to add that product if I can dig it up in my area. If I can't, I guess it's scrub like heck and prime.
 
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Old 05-19-05, 09:24 AM
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Most paint stores have emulsa bond also lowes and home depot usually have it. It is a little pricey but well worth the cost!!!
 
 

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