I have an aluminum patio door. It's natural aluminum and looks
crappy. Can it be painted white? If so, is there some special paint
for aluminum? How about the tracks and sides where the door slips
into -- won't the paint wear off immediately?
If it can't be painted, is there another way to color it? Black would
be fine. Actually almost anything other than a yaha color like apple
read or vibrant green or yellow, etc. Let's say, restricted to
I had this ugly dark brown sectional garage door(aluminum). Dunn Edwards has
a metal primer and I used a white finish coat with a sprayer. Looks awesome.
Everyone asked if I got a new door. Cleaned it well before hand and scuffed
it up with one of those dry wall sanding pads. I think the key was the
Go to the auto paint store and get some etching 2 ppart primer.
Wirebrush the door to get as much of the scale and oxide off as you
can. Shoot it with the primer, then shoot on some polyurethane
fortified enamel on it.
That's what I did with an aluminum boat and salt water won't hurt it.
You could have it powedercoated. That would be the most durable.
You could spray paint it and if you use a good primer and paint it
should be OK. It would need to be cleaned well and maybe scuffed.
Ken Hall wrote:
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