Old Aluminum Awning, brush paint?

by K S
Bought a Vintage 1963 trailer with "circus yellow" colored awning. Believe me it was the property I purchased for. Anyway, am painting stick build part of house and wonder if anyone has hand painted an old awning? Did a few pieces of scallops and seems to cover good. Money's tight and already have paints. Thanks 4 feedback my Hometalk buddies!
  8 answers
  • Rl06898607 Rl06898607 on Mar 12, 2018

    I have never painted an awning but seems like everything but! I bet it would stick well, but I'd question how long it might last against the elements. good luck, but I love the yellow! LOL

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Mar 12, 2018

    If you are not worried about over spray then that is the way to go. You can use a brush or one of the foam brushes but be sure to use aluminum paint.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Mar 12, 2018

    I've never done an awning, but, patio umbrellas can be done with outdoor spray paint. Be sure what you are using is intended for outside.

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Mar 12, 2018

    Should work fine but I would definitely clean them really well first.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 12, 2018

    Make sure you seal it with a UV clear protectant

  • Ct1156 Ct1156 on Mar 12, 2018

    I understand that you already have paint, but if it's not Rustoleum or a simiar product, it's not going to last. That said, if you clean with TSP it will do about the best job of prepping your surface barring completely removing what's there. s available at most hardware and home improvement stores, or even large department stores with paint departments. Here's link in case you're an online shopper, or just to learn about it


  • 2dogal 2dogal on Mar 13, 2018

    Do you really need the awnings? If you remove them it will update the mobile considerably. If not, yes, you can paint them. make sure you clean them well with TSP first. I just looked at your picture again. Is there anyway of cutting off the scallop part of the awning? Just an idea to try to update them.

  • K S K S on Mar 21, 2018

    Thank you, but gets pretty warm out her. Have awning over both large concrete patios and when weathers good what a joy to sit outside.