The Issue with Aluminum Siding Painting
There are many good reasons that aluminum ended up replacing wooden siding: as a material, it’s lightweight, strong and durable, and even comes pre-painted. While every one of these appears to be solidly in the “pro” category, what many people don’t know is which one leads to the need for painting.
Pre-painted aluminum has a coating that was baked onto its surface. While this coating does add colour to your home’s exterior, it’s also what causes your siding to chalk and fade as the years go by. Fortunately, aluminum siding allows paint to adhere to it very well, meaning that this is an issue that can be easily amended with some exterior painting.
Further Reasons for painting your aluminum siding
In addition to fixing the chalking and fading mentioned above, there are many other reasons to have painting your aluminum siding. One of the first is simply using a fresh coat of paint to refresh and beautify the exterior of your home. Not only can this get people talking about your house (in a good way), but it can also add thousands to your selling price whenever you decide to put your house on the market. If you consider how to paint aluminum siding, it can also protect the siding from the harsh elements, as going from hot summers to cold winters and back again results in a lot of wear and tear.
DIY Paint Aluminum Siding
Before you start to paint aluminum siding you first need to prep the surfaces, and that starts with cleaning. This must be done using an abrasive sponge or scrub brush as well as an aluminum siding cleaning product. After a thorough cleaning and allowing it to dry, you must then use a sander or scraper to ensure the siding is smooth before painting. This step may not be necessary if there is no flaking. Once you finally get to painting use a high-quality paint product and apply a minimum of two coats.
How to get a free quick quote
While you could certainly tackle this project yourself, the truth is that you may not have the free time required for a job well done. In that case, why not give us a call at 647-494-5545? Our friendly staff at Home Painters Ottawa are waiting by the phone to help you get a FREE quote for painting your aluminum siding!