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Old 08-19-2010, 03:47 PM   #1
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Can I paint the old sliding door aluminum trim in our house in Florida. What do I use and how do I prep them? Will they look good as new or like old painted kitchen cabinets which don't look that good. Thank you soooo much.

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Yes you can, on occasion we will paint aluminum, such as doors, trim, gutters, down spouts, window sahes, siding, ect.Our method is to first clean with tsp per instructions, apply a bonding primer such as SW DTM to any bare aluminum, then apply two top coats of a premium 100% acrylic latex paint.

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Thanks you so much! I guess I will have to find a painter in Sarasota who will do the work without charging an arm and leg. Do you have any idea how much would be a reasonable price per door trim/or for 16 (4' x 8')slider sections? Or better yet, could you move to Florida?!
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