Painting metal siding

Is it okay to paint the metal siding of a house? Will it matter what type of metal is used and if so, which ones are okay to paint and which ones aren’t or might not be? How should I go about painting metal siding? Like, what sort of paint should I use and are there any ways I should treat it differently to other paint jobs? What steps should the work involve?

Asked by Jenny on 28th Jan 2021
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"make sure you have scrapped and sanded off the flaking paint .then paint with ronseal metal paint ."
Answered on 26th Jun 2022 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
"Principally, the first actual step of painting metal siding is applying the primer, and in this, you have two choices, whether a paint sprayer or a paint roller with extension. The regular metal paint primer works better with aluminum. However, for steel, you should consider a latex-bonding primer instead."
Answered on 14th Jul 2022 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
"Hi Jenny has it been painted before? if so is the old paint flaking, if not is it rusty?"
Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
"To paint or repaint steel, run a wire brush over any areas where rust may be or has developed.
Make sure the metal is clean and dry. Remove any dirt, grease or stains.
Get a speciality primer from your local paint store. It will state on the can that it is rust-inhibitive. Applying two coats, with drying time in between, will create an extra strong protective layer.
Apply your paint. It’s suggested to use 100% acrylic latex or oil-based paint."
Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
"Yes it’s easy to repaint as long as it’s free from old flakey paint and prepped correctly before painting"
Answered on 4th May 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
"It is always better to go through this process and you will only have to refresh in a couple of years.
Take off excess paint and smooth down flakings.
Clean with solution and leave to dry.
Using a metal under coat and mini roller paint on and leave to dry then coat again. Once done use topcoat and finish.
Must prep area around siding before this process of work."
Answered on 15th Dec 2021 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
"Yes it can be painted just make sure it’s free from any old flaking paint or dust and use a good primer"
Answered on 18th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
"All metal can be painted you should make sure it's free from dust and dirt prime with binstar and a hammer right paint 2 coats or bdec if its a soft metal like led you dont paint"
Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
"Best is undercoat and using a zinc primer and zinc base top coat"
Answered on 15th Feb 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
"Hi yes you can paint it in weather shield for metal work it will be fine apply an undercoat then 2 top coats of weather shield. Just make sure all surfaces are cleaned and ready to be painted"
Answered on 26th Aug 2021 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
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