Can you paint old white aluminum hand rails on outdoor steps.

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House is ten years old and the railings have lost there white shiny surface...what can I paint them with?
q can you paint old white aluminum hand rails on outdoor steps
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  • Rebecca Peterson Rebecca Peterson on Jun 26, 2017
    I used ACE PAINT +PRIMER GLOSS ENAMEL in White. Took a couple coats but Turned out GREAT!!

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jun 26, 2017
    I prefer Rustoleum paint. Use a wire brush to remove any rust. Sand if needed. Paint with Rustoleum paint and you should be all set. There is spray and brush on paint available.

  • A A on Jun 26, 2017
    We need to paint our white aluminum screen enclosure, but what I'm noticing is that the powder coated finish is powdery (if that made sense). Pressure washing doesn't seem to remove all of it and now when I wash it off I get a white chalky residue running down my screens (that is difficult to remove). I don't know if your rails were originally powder coated, but if it's chalky it could affect the adherence of the paint. I'm still in the thinking phase as to whether I want to take this on as a DIY or whether it would be better to get some estimates (because of the height, I'm leaning more toward estimates). Of course, my job is A LOT bigger than yours. I'm sure you can paint them, just check into the prep needed.

  • Judy Judy on Jun 26, 2017
    Sure you can, tho you may want to use some sand paper first, then choose your color. Do this in the early morn, after the dew lifts, and then you can give it a second coat, later in the day, about 3:00 PM. Best wishes, J.

    • Patricia De Franco Rini Patricia De Franco Rini on Jun 27, 2017
      Thank you..mine are aluminum but I think the idea is about the same as for iron...except I don't have to deal with rust..

  • Cynthia Cynthia on Jun 26, 2017
    Rustoleum paint for metal in sheen of your choice! Good luck!

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Jun 26, 2017
    Great advice already. I trust Rust-oleum, and it comes in many colors. The white looks good in the photo, but you could do whatever you like. Best wishes 😇

  • Patricia De Franco Rini Patricia De Franco Rini on Jun 27, 2017
    thank you for responding..I too was thinking sand paper would be a good idea or a liquid sandpaper..

  • Rebecca Peterson Rebecca Peterson on Jun 27, 2017
    I chipped off any old paint, gave them a sanding, washed, let dry completely, and went to town painting.