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03/04/2013 at 21:52

Would anyone know - is it possible I can paint my aluminum greenhouse. It is silver but I would like it painted green or indeed black.

I have looked about spray paints etc etc..advice mostly relates to cars though..primer / is the aluminum brushed or polished etc

So..does anyone know? I have yet to erect my greenhouse - so perfect timing to paint it.

Thoughts welcome

03/04/2013 at 22:04

Two thoughts-why? and why bother?

Just seems a lot of fiddly work

You did ask

03/04/2013 at 22:16

Chances are, it will in time just flake off and look unsightly. Nope, too much hardwork now, and in the future.

03/04/2013 at 22:28

Have to agree with Geoff and marshmello.  The green coloured ones are powder-coated which is baked on in an oven and chemically bonds to the surface.  Ordinary paint has a tendency to flake from aluminium over time and if you had to touch it up in a few years, you'd need to take the glass out - a horrible and dangerous job.

03/04/2013 at 22:34
If you want to disguise , could you screen it off ?
03/04/2013 at 22:42

We painted ours before we built it. Etch primed then British racing green, 2 pack paint as used for motorcycles, sprayed on. 2005, no paint coming off yet. Blends in a treat

04/04/2013 at 00:04

Okay - thanks ( i think! ) for the replies. And thanks Nutcutlet...seems there is a paint afterall then. I will look out for motorbike can - although the only one i see so far is guarenteed or temp's up to ...well motorbike engine degree!! - when really its a freezing cold/wet climate paint would be more ideal.

04/04/2013 at 01:09

Garjobo, After looking this up I think nutcutlet is right - you need to use an etch primer first, then when that is fully dry, paint it again with whatever colour you want.  This stuff seems to be what you need:

http://www.narrowboatstuff.co.uk/Aluminium-Etching-Primer

 

21/09/2013 at 12:39

Looking up other websites etc primer and hamerite external paint seems to do the job. Im about to do it so will update

21/09/2013 at 12:39
26/08/2014 at 11:41
26/08/2014 at 11:45
Hi Joe how did it go priming and painting your greenhouse???? I am considering doing this to mine. How does it look?
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