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    Painting metal siding

    Painters & Decorators

    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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    Russ Thomas

    "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
    Ekkoh limited

    "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
    Dreamscape decorating services

    "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
    Northern decor

    "Best is undercoat and using a zinc primer and zinc base top coat"

    Answered on 15th Feb 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report

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