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What is the best paiint to use for aluminum siding?

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For aluminum siding, use a high-quality exterior, 100 percent acrylic house and trim paint that has a flat or satin finish. As long as no metal is exposed, primer isn't needed on aluminum siding.

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Prepare the siding by getting rid of all dirt, chalk and mildew. If there are places with exposed metal, remove all white oxide with a nonmetallic scouring pad, wash off and rinse. Apply a latex exterior corrosion-inhibiting primer to the places where metal is exposed. If the siding is dented or uneven, use a paint with a flat finish. A satin finish will create a rich, new look, but it will also highlight the dents.

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