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Interesting post premierpainter, I have been under the impression priming was a must. Thats good news. Any other opinions on this topic?
 

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We have done several jobs using SW Duration Flat without priming as well. More important to get the caulk film off the surface with a good power washing.
 

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The only time priming is a must is when the the factory coating has failed and aluminum is exposed, otherwise a powerwashing and some top quality acrylic paint will last fovever....
 

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Duration in any sheen :thumbsup:

...got one coming up this spring
 

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I did a house this summer with aluminum siding. Used SW Duration Satin.
Powerwashed it and 2 coats, no primer.

Reminds me I painted a house I owned over 20 years ago (aluminum siding), back then I used a Glidden flat. Washed the house with TSP and put 2 coats on it. That house still looks good.
 

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Painting aluminum siding

Painted my house this summer. 26 year old aluminum siding, oxidized but not terrible. 1 coat of UMA and 2 coats of Superpaint flat, wood trim in gloss. Turned out great. The UMA gave the siding an interesting texture. It sticks exceptionally well and bonds with topcoat. I'd post pics if I could figure out how.
 

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Primerguy... when you run your post, hit the Go Advanced button,
then go to Manage Attachments hit Browse and select the file on your pc to upload, then click on the Upload button.

They gotta be smaller low res pics ...
And I'm sure there's better ways. Maybe someone will direct to best info.
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Here are some samples of the before and after. The bonding primer had nice hold out and adhesion and gave the flat paint a slight gloss.
Looks like a house I priced a couple of weeks ago. Footprint, I think, 30X36
somewhere arouind 16 windows to remove and replace glaze
3 doors
block entrance to basement
rear foundation wall
6' wide chimney with some bushes attached to be cleaned and painted
wash house and gutters
Seems like it came out to about 2287 sq ft of wall space to wash prime where needed and paint
Priced at $5,000
Evidently, I was too high.

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anyone using sealkrete as clear primer on aluminum? New formlula says it can be used as a masonry conditioner paint bonder. I've always primed and one or 2 coats flat or satin latex, but might try the Krete. any comments. pd
 

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Question

Would the finish come out nicer I sprayed it or brushed it? I am assuming spraying it but I have never painted aluminum siding.
 

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I have never primed aluminum siding, a good quality acrylic paint is all you really need. I have never had any bonding problems, just pressure wash the chaulk off and start painting. I normally give a 5 year warranty on an aluminum siding job, I have never been called back to fix anything on one. I have never even been called back to repaint one, it just doesnt fail.
IMO aluminum siding is the best thing in the world to paint, minimal prep, easy to spray, no sanding, no primer, just wash and spray and cash your check.
I did notice that the house next door to my parents is aluminum and peeling, I have never actually seen it peel before. I figure they either didnt wash it before painting or they used really cheap paint. I would go offer my services to them, but the owner is so cheap he wont even use a gas powered mower, he uses the old style push mower on his 1/2 acre of yard.
 

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I have never primed aluminum siding, a good quality acrylic paint is all you really need. I have never had any bonding problems, just pressure wash the chaulk off and start painting. I normally give a 5 year warranty on an aluminum siding job, I have never been called back to fix anything on one. I have never even been called back to repaint one, it just doesnt fail.
IMO aluminum siding is the best thing in the world to paint, minimal prep, easy to spray, no sanding, no primer, just wash and spray and cash your check.
I did notice that the house next door to my parents is aluminum and peeling, I have never actually seen it peel before. I figure they either didnt wash it before painting or they used really cheap paint. I would go offer my services to them, but the owner is so cheap he wont even use a gas powered mower, he uses the old style push mower on his 1/2 acre of yard.

your problem right there.
 
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