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What are some exterior paints for mobile homes?

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Some examples of good exterior paints for mobile homes with aluminum siding include Valspar Anti-Rust Armor Enamel Spray Paint and Behr Premium Direct to Metal Semi Gloss Paint. For mobile homes with vinyl siding, VinySafe by Sherman Williams and Regal Select Exterior Revive are good options.

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Some considerations for painting mobile homes with aluminum siding are to check if the current coating is badly weathered by looking for a chalky white powder on its surface. If this is the case, the old paint should be removed with a cleanser such as trisodium phosphate before applying new paint. The best paints for aluminum siding are those with a flat or satin finish to minimize the appearance of dents on the exterior of the mobile home. Metal surfaces, such as aluminum, that have not been previously painted need to have a primer applied first.

For mobile homes with vinyl siding, the first step to painting is to remove dirt, mildew or chalk from the surfaces to avoid staining and maximize the paint's adhesion. Usually a primer is not needed for most cases of vinyl siding, unless an area is pitted or porous.

The benefits of painting the exterior of a mobile home are enhancing curb appeal, adding to the value and protecting the siding from the elements.

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