painting aluminum siding

Old 04-01-02, 11:24 AM
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painting aluminum siding

My house has aluminum siding which is BRIGHT YELLOW. I'd like to tone down the color and replacing the siding is not an option. Can it be painted? If so, how do I prep it so the paint doesn't just peel off?
Old 04-02-02, 06:47 AM
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Wire brush and lightly sand, then clean. You should prime any rust spots with rust-oleum after sanding all rust off. and then paint with paint sutible for metal coverage. Standard latex or oil base with probably peel. I dont think you would need to prime the entire job since it already has a coat of paint for bonding already. Just make sure you do a good job sanding so you have a good bonding surface to prevent any premature peeling or flaking.

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My addition, built in 94, has painted aluminum siding. Standard gold latex over the white original siding color. No problems.
Just make sure the surface is clean. Paint usually peels due to moisture in the wood, or a dirty surface to start with.
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a satin acrylic should always work fine
if the walls are chalky-rinse and paint
if shiny- dull lightly with 120-150 grit and paint
you should never need to prime unless there are bare areas
call the place u are going to buy paint to see what they have to offer

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