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How To Paint Over Aluminium

Our 3-step guide will show you how to correct prepare and prime interior and exterior aluminium surfaces using Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer Sealer, a primer with outstanding adhesion to difficult substrates, and finish with Perma-White Interior or AllCoat Exterior in more than 350 colours – match existing décor and corporate branding easily!

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Zinsser Paint Aluminium Products

The Benefits

Step 1. Surface Preparation

Step 2. Priming

Step 3. Decoration

More Information

Further Reading


Zinsser Paint Aluminium Products

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The Benefits

Painting aluminium presents a challenge as, without the correct primer or preparation, coatings will inevitably chip and peel away. This takes more time to put right, costing businesses in labour and disruption with areas cordoned off for repainting that could inconvenience customers and affect trade.

Using a primer with outstanding adhesion, such as Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer Sealer, suitably prepares the surface to be finished in over 350 colours with Perma-White Interior or AllCoat Exterior, applying and drying easily and quickly. Businesses can reopen faster and interference minimised.

Aluminium surfaces can be found both internally and externally at businesses, such as:

  • Facias
  • Cladding panels
  • Profiling
  • Shop fronts
  • Machinery
  • Equipment
  • Anti-slip plates
  • Kick plates on doors
  • Letterboxes

Why use Zinsser? Zinsser listens to contactors and develops new products – or adds features to existing products – to meet their changing needs, delivering world class products that meet “real world” challenges, providing tried and tested solutions to painting problems, such as painting over aluminium.

Step 1. Surface Preparation

Remove all  visible signs of organic growth, treating affected areas with Zinsser Mould Killer in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, and allowing the surface to dry.

Step 2. Priming

After ensuring the surface is free from any contaminants and anything that could interfere with adhesion, degrease overall with methylated spirit, frequently changing the cloth.

Use one full coat of Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer Sealer to prime all bare metal (in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions) and allow a minimum drying time of 1 hour, in normal drying conditions.

Step 3. Decoration

Decorate interiors with two full coats of Perma-White Interior Matt, Satin or Semi-gloss (in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions), allowing a minimum drying time of two hours between coats.

For exterior projects, use two full coats of AllCoat Exterior Satin or Gloss to decorate, in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, and allow a minimum drying time of one hour between coats.

Both Perma-White Interior and AllCoat Exterior finishes are available in more than 350 RAL and BS colours, offering plenty of choice for matching existing décor and corporate branding schemes.

More Information

If you require more advice on painting over aluminium surfaces, give our technical team a call on 0113 2455450 (option 2) or send a message to [email protected].

Further Reading

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