I have a screen room with aluminum framework. One piece of the aluminum has
had the original bronze finish stripped off by some sort of animal
"excrement". After I lightly sand the aluminum, what should I use to
prime/prep the metal before I spray it with bronze-colored paint?
Jasco Prime & Prep the best stuff for priming metal for paint;
rusted or un-rusted steel, glavanized steel and aluminum
I searched for metal prep compound summer 2006 & after extensive
research found this stuff
Jasco Prime & Prep
***looks like they've been acquired by Strip-Kleen
Phosphoric Prep & Etch
Phosphoric Prep & Etch does the job of three products:
1) Removes rust from iron and steel surfaces,
2) treats metal surfaces, including galvanized and aluminum, to allow
better paint adhesion,
3) etches concrete to allow paint or stains to penetrate and adhere.
Just wipe it down with some kind of solvent like paint thinner and
shoot on the paint. Take your time with the paint and shoot on several
light coats. Don't try to get it all on at once. Keep the can moving
and just "spritz" the paint on with short bursts on the button.
I would practice on another surface if you are not handy with a spray
You can paint it if you like, it is all about the proper prep
You will find that the finish you apply will be more effected
by further bird droppings and environmental issues like
hail than the factory applied finish...
Might be something you would have to touch up every
year if you are one of those people that are anal about
appearance things like that...
I painted my baked on enamel anodized aluminum gutters with white
rustoleum spray paint. The only prep I did was to wash the surface.
This was about 10 years ago and they haven't chipped or peeled yet.
My black roof shingles had stained the white gutters, so that was the
reason for the painting. They don't stain anymore.
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