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Paint Drip Edge & Aluminum Cladding??

I have white aluminum drip edges (probably baked on enamel) and white aluminum cladding around basement trim and sill.

The trim to the home is a tan color. Therefore, I would like to paint both the drip edges and the aluminum cladding.

A painter friend of mine said it is not possible. If you paint it, the paint will peel off in the next 6 months to 2 years after a few rain storms and a New England winter.

Please let me know your thoughts. I was going to use an acrylic paint.

Re: Paint Drip Edge & Aluminum Cladding??


I have found that painted aluminum accepts acrylic house paint very well. Do make sure that it is clean and free of oxidation. Normally, you can paint directly to the aluminum without a primer. I've painted many aluminum siding clad homes over the years with never a problem.

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