Oxidation on aluminum siding ...how to paint

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thatswhoiam
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Wed May 21, 2014 1:54 am

or at least I think its oxidation. the old paint has faded .... and in many spots it has worn down to white....the texture is slightly chalky and rough.

I got some cheapo rustoleum semi- high gloss protective enamel beige color that im putting on as the first coat and rustoleum smooth protective enamel lighter color on top. both are for interior/exterior.

it seems to be going on fairly evenly although it soaks up the first coat pretty fast.

I know I'm not doing this the ideal way, but is it terribly wrong? this is an older home and im not up for spending a lot on paint unless its necessary


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Wed May 21, 2014 8:17 pm

90% of a good paint job is proper preparation. Make sure the surface is clean before painting, follow what ever rustoleum recommends. It's good paint but "different" to work with.

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Thu May 22, 2014 7:03 am

right , i washed it really well. i've painted over dust before and its not pretty

I read somewhere that if its really oxidized you should allow it to dry 3 days before painting.

read in several "how to"'s that you should never paint aluminum without a primer..... &
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---->> eb emulsa bond mixed into the paint helps the adhesion of the paint. i may get some of that.


http://bighow.net/2923099-How_to_Paint_ ... iding.html

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