Author Topic: Aluminum siding  (Read 3272 times)

Offline DavidHenshaw

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Aluminum siding
« on: August 15, 2006, 09:00:52 PM »
I'm getting ready to paint an aluminum siding house. I havn't looked at it yet but I'm sure the siding is old.

Can somebody walk me through the steps. I've done a lot of painting for myself but never al siding. Here's what I think I know:

  1. Siding must be pressure washed to remove grime and chalked paint.
  2. Adhesion enhancing agent must be added to first coat
  3. Brushes and rollers are to be avoided using a sprayer instead.
  4. Latex is preferred paint to use.

Thanks,

Dave

the PAINTSMITH

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Re: Aluminum siding
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2006, 06:23:21 AM »
Hey Dave

Ask your paint supplier for an aluminum compatible paint. The last aluminum house I did was backrolled and turned out fine.

Good luck

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Re: Aluminum siding
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2006, 07:28:56 AM »
Now that I think about it, Dave, I don't remember having used any specialized coating for topcoat. Just a standard ICI or Sure-Billy exterior paint...

Offline DavidHenshaw

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Re: Aluminum siding
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2006, 07:09:19 PM »
Eric what is back rolling. I've done plenty of roller work, is that the same thing.

Also,  what is ICI and I've not heard of Sure-Billy paint.

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Dave

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Re: Aluminum siding
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2006, 07:21:34 PM »
David,

I can't speak for Eric but we do speak the same language...  ;)

Back rolling if usually a two man operation, one to spray the other to even out the finish with a roller. The roller will get any swags or thin spots left by the spray man.
ICI is the parent company for Glidden and many more paint "Brands"
http://www.icipaints.com
Sure Billy is painter's slang for the Sherwin Williams paint co..

BTW... Once you get the siding clean you can use 100% acrylic latex ( exterior ) on the alumn. A primer is an option but is not a necessity for this application.

Best of Luck
rmichael     pro painter
Pro Painter 30 years ~ Down East Coastal NC

"Hell Son, It's always been about the work."

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Re: Aluminum siding
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2006, 07:38:58 AM »
What rMichael said... 8)

Offline Flawless Finish

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Re: Aluminum siding
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2006, 02:43:59 AM »
As the others have said, a primer is not needed. Just powerwash using a dedicated siding cleaner. I'd use Duration Satin by SW.

 

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