Great Home Painting
Great Home Painting
  • Hometalker
  • Morrisville, PA

CAN ALUMINUM SIDING BE PAINTED?


Q: My house has aluminum siding. It is really worn and faded. Can aluminum siding be painted or should I think about replacing it?
A: This is a GREAT home repair question. No need to replace it. You can paint your aluminum siding. Aluminum will last forever. Paint left on any surface will oxidize over time.You just don't see it on wood because the paint peels before it oxidizes. The cure for the siding is to power wash the oxidized paint off as much as possible.Sometimes brushing it off as well. Then simply paint two coats then you are good for another 25 years. I recommend a satin finish to restore the metallic look.
Don't use anything less than a top-of-the-line acrylic latex paint.
Don't use anything less than a top-of-the-line acrylic latex paint.
Be sure to remove chalk
Be sure to remove chalk
Use a flat or satin (low-lustre) finish if siding is dented
Use a flat or satin (low-lustre) finish if siding is dented

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  • Kay Harp
    on Mar 16, 2017

    Can you paint a Florida room added to a mobile home
  • Con30033065
    on Apr 10, 2018

    Great! My house looks like something from the Green Acres tv show. Painting should help. Hooray!

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