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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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:
- Cladding panels
- Shop fronts
- Anti-slip plates
- Kick plates on doors
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.