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Aluminum Lamp Post has paint peeling off and white powder underneath. How do I paint it?

How do I paint my aluminum lamp post that has paint peeling and white powder underneath the paint?

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Posted 2013-08-06T01:51:30+0000  by erniep325 erniep325

Hello earniep325!


Aluminum requires four steps to re-coat:


1) Remove the flake until the remaining paint is fully adhered, then buff sand the entire pole with 220-grit;

2) Use Phosphoric Etcher to remove the white power and prep the aluminum for primer'

3) Prime with Rust-Oleum Clean Metal Primer ... an oil-based interior/exterior primer designed for aluminum; and

4) Paint with Rust-Oleum oil-based paint in your color and sheen of choice.


These steps will prep the aluminum and create a long-lasting finish.

Posted 2013-08-06T10:28:20+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL


RustOlleum also makes a self-etching aluminum primer in spray cans which is under the "Professional" label.  It is white in color.






Posted 2013-08-07T23:00:20+0000  by ordjen
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