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We talked about the process of cleaning aluminum siding in a previous blog. For today’s topic, we will discuss the painting of the aluminum siding process. There are a few things that you should take note of to achieve a smooth finish.
Typically, homeowners prefer a two-color or even three-color paint job. The soffits and trim are one color, and the front door and shutters are another. The primary color would be on the siding – such as aluminum siding.
Painting Aluminum Siding Process
We usually start at the top and with the windows for this project. We spray the soffits, gutters, and downspouts if needed. After that, we’re going to spray the window trim. Once the soffits and trims are done, we’ll cover the newly painted windows with plastic. We conceal the actual glass and window parts before spraying the rim around them. Then, we’ll mask off anything again to spray the siding and get a good finish.
2. Begin painting the aluminum siding
Work from top to bottom while painting, and use long, even brush strokes. This will allow you to fix any leaks that occur during the process. Always paint with the siding facing the same way for the best results.
Paint from left to right if your siding is horizontal. For vertical siding, paint from top to bottom. You’re painting too slowly if there are any noticeable paint lines. Try to paint an entire side at once, taking rests in between. This will result in a smooth, finished surface.
3. The second coat of paint should be applied next
Applying the second layer of paint should start at least two hours later. Use this procedure to fix any flaws or defects during the initial paint layer. For instance, you can smooth out any bumps you encounter by lightly sanding them.
4. Lastly, check your work
Allow the paint to cure for at least two hours after applying the final coat. After that, go back and check your work. Inspect the project for potential missed areas, bumps, and paint spills. Consider applying one more coat if you can still see any previous aluminum finish beneath the paint.
So, that’s the aluminum siding painting process. For a recap of the cleaning procedure, read more on the blog: The Process Of Cleaning Aluminum Siding. The article discussed some issues you may encounter, such as oxidation. Another thing is that the paint does not bond well due to cold temperatures, leading to an uneven finish.
Do you want to get your aluminum siding home painted?
If you are in the Cleveland area, you can give The Picky Painters a call. You can book an appointment with us, and we can discuss the project you want. Our professional painters have years of experience in the painting industry. We assure you of high-quality results!
Check out some of our previous projects.
Call us at (216) 403-2545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.