Paint for aluminum siding

LesliePApril 22, 2012

We recently bought a house that has very faded painted aluminum siding that needs repainting badly. What would be the best paint for this job?

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paintguy22

100 percent acrylic exterior high quality paint. There are many good brands. I think a low lustre looks better than satin for aluminum siding. The siding needs to be cleaned very well first too by power washing usually until all the chalkiness is removed.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2012 at 2:05AM
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ionized_gw

Be careful when power washing siding. You can easily force water into places it is not supposed to go. Forcibly spraying at an upward angle is what you want to avoid. That will be difficult to do from the ground.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2012 at 11:34AM
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Jumpilotmdm

Echoing ionized comments. power washing is overrated.
You are going to prime this aluminum, aren't you? If you do and use the 100% acrylic you can probably expect and long term job.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2012 at 12:36PM
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