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29th Oct 2009, 06:59 PM
I am sure that this has been covered in older post's, but how do you go about painting aluminimum windows and doors and what products do you use , my daughter wants to get out of the dreaded mission brown into something more modern
29th Oct 2009, 07:19 PM
I have seen ads for companies that specialise in restoring/painting aluminum windows.
Just make sure you don't do it yourself, have seen plenty DIY jobs on aluminum
windows and looks very cheap and would go against getting a good result when time comes to sell.
I know bare aluminum needs an etch primer before paint but not sure about painted aluminum already.
15th Nov 2009, 11:59 PM
I'm no expert but did do exactly what you are thinking of doing. I used an oil based primer on the window, frame and finished with an oil based paint. My only advise is not to lay the paint too thick. Otherwise it will be difficult for it to dry and will have surface damaged easily when putting the frame back on. If too thick, the window may get stuck on the frame. I had this happen and some silicon spray did help.
16th Nov 2009, 11:41 AM
If the original finish is powdercoat or anodised,etch primer is best.If you use an epoxy enamel like Killrust,Rustguard etc they will be less likely to scratch with use...Remember,any windows exposed to full sunlight will need to be re-painted every 3-4 years to keep the enamel looking good.
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