07:17PM | 04/17/05
Member Since: 04/08/05
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I need to paint the exterior of my house and it has a cedar wooden front and aluminum siding the rest of the way around. I was wondering if it would be okay to get a spray gun to do the siding? Do I need to primer it first? I am probably going to keep it white. The cedar front I believe is stained. Can I just stain over this? It is green and I am going to keep it green. Any input would be great.....thanks.....Nate


01:52PM | 04/20/05
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
Sure you can paint the aluminum siding and it holds paint great.

The first thing you need to do is wash the siding to remove dirt, mildew and old chalky paint and this is best done with a brush to be sure to get all the chalk off. A great product to use is Jomax. If it is not down to the metal you will need to prime it with an exterior acrylic primer and finish with an acrylic satin or semi gloss house paint. If it is down the metal you will need to prime with an alkyd/oil based metal primer before you apply the acrylic house paint.

If the cedar siding is done with a solid color stain you can use an acrylic solid stain on this. Be sure to wash this siding as well.


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