painting interior of aluminum window frames

pearlbegoniaJuly 9, 2012

Is this a reasonable thing to do, to improve their looks, or will they ultimately peel and look even worse? If reasonable, what type of primer is best?

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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

I cannot answer the first part without seeing it but here is a good primer if needed

Here is a link that might be useful: primer

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 6:04AM
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No matter what kind of primer is used the oxidation level of the aluminum is important. Consider a naval jelly if it is not satin finish or similar or pitted/oxidized at all.
A good oil based metal primer should be OK. You may have some trouble finding one that will say "for use on aluminum" on the label.
Airplanes are primed with Zinc Chromate but I don't think you can buy that just anywhere.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 2:14PM
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