How Do I Paint Exterior Aluminium?
Aluminium is tricky to paint but if correct preparation is undertaken a solid and durable paint film can be achieved.
- Wash down with Tikkurila roof cleaning agent, ensure all areas of white rust (oxidation) are removed, along with grease and contamination. To remove white oxidation a fine grade non-metallic sandpaper can be used.
- All surfaces must be dry. The temperature of the ambient air, surface or paint should not fall below + 5 ºC during application or drying. The surface temperature should remain at least 3°C above the dew point
- If previously painted, remove any loose and flaking coatings and feather off any edges.
If you require more advice on painting aluminium, give our technical team a call on 0131 334 4999 or send them a message here.