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Although our aluminum awnings come painted in a variety of colors, after years of use, there is the option to paint them yourself with the same or different color. Aluminum awnings over the windows and doors offer a cooler interior and enhances energy efficiency because they minimize infiltration of sunlight into the room. Once and a while it may be a good idea to paint your aluminum awnings to extend their life. Follow this procedure for painting your aluminum awnings.
Awnings over windows help to minimize infiltration of sunlight into the room. You get a cooler interior which enhances energy efficiency. Aluminum is a popular material for awnings because of the ease of installation and affordability. The awnings are also amongst the low maintenance types. It is a good idea to paint your aluminum awnings to prevent corrosion. This helps to extend the life of the awnings. It also makes maintenance easier. With the guide below, it is easy to spray paint your aluminum awnings.
Clean the surface of the aluminum awnings with soapy water or some mild detergent in warm water. Wash the awnings with the help of a scrub brush to prepare it for painting. Finally, rinse off the dirs and debris with a hose. If you spot some stains such as mold or mildew on the aluminum awnings, wash them with bleach in a spray bottle, then rinse with water. To smooth out some rough areas that you can feel to the touch, use a fine sandpaper, stopping when it feels shiny.
Before painting, stop to tape off the areas you don’t want paint. Taping also helps clean up when you’re done. Cover up nearby plants and grass with plastic to avoid endangering plant life.
A primer is optional, but you can use an oil-based primer for application to the awnings. This It helps to ensure proper attachment of paint when you apply it later. Spray an even coat of the primer onto the awnings. Allow 24 hours for the primer to cure before you spray paint.
Now is the time to paint! Hold your spray can paint about 10 to 14 inches from the awning. Spray the awning with a thin coat of paint in long, even strokes. Let the paint dry for the stipulated time before you apply another coat. The acrylic paint helps to preserve the shiny look of your aluminum awnings.
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