Painting the exterior

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Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:27 pm


I have an elderly mobile home with aluminum (I'm guessing - it dents easily) siding. I'd like to paint it.
What paint and what primer?
Filling in dents with what?
How to prepare - TSP wash or is something else better?
What about rust mark (running down from the roof).

Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


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Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:28 pm

When we painted our mobile home we were advised to replace all of the rusted screws--we did but wow took some time and muscle but we got a really nice job and it lasted. We used Benjamin Moore paint no need to prime with it but did take 2 coats, a semi gloss. I still see our old MH and the paint job still looks great 20 years later. Benjamin Moore is expensive like 42 a gallon but in July they have a sale I think $ 5 a gallon,it is great paint. Yes on the prep of TSP and caulk everything you can make sure it is a paint able caulk. As for dents?? well you might see if you can get the dent puller for an auto but not sure if it will work? I would just paint them. Have fun ....