My aluminum siding is badly in need of paint. What to do?

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The aluminum siding on my house is badly in need of paint. Should I have it repainted at 30+ years old. It's still in decent shape but is it too old to repaint?

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  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Jul 16, 2018

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  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Jul 16, 2018

    If the aluminium is still in good shape you can paint it. This article might be useful - https://urbanandgrey.co.uk/aluminium/repaint-aluminium-doors-windows/

    • Kar8586162 Kar8586162 on Jul 16, 2018

      Thank you for your answer. I am thinking painting would be less expensive. Thanks for your time.

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Jul 16, 2018

    If it's in good shape, then I'd say paint it. I repainted an all aluminum camper that was more than 30 years old. Aluminum is tricky and needs a lot of prep. The cliff notes are this: 1) wash 2) remove any loose paint and other surface items 3) sand 3) prime any bare metal with ALUMINUM primer 4) wash thoroughly with tsp and rinse 5) paint with an 100% acrylic direct to metal paint. We used an HVLP.

    THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT! YOU CANNOT USE LATEX PAINT ON ALUMINUM!

    It reacts to latex and will bubble and peel off

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Jul 17, 2018

    It's a huge pleasure, best of luck I'm sure it will look amazing