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Painting 80's aluminium doors

KingStreetReno
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Painting 80's aluminium doors

We recently completed phase 1 of our renovation and had most of our house professionally painted.

 

The rooms look completely new apart from the ugly aluminium doors that will not be replaced until phase 2 of the renovation in 18mths - 2yrs.

 

Does anyone have experience painting these?

 

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Re: Painting 80's aluminium doors

Hi @MitchellMc,

 

   Thanks very much for the clarification.

Now I can go ahead with confidence.

 

Hope I can complete all the windows by end of next week.

 

Thanks,

Mohan

Re: Painting 80's aluminium doors

Hi MitchellMc!  I have a house full of Primrose Yellow (uuggghhh!)  sliding aluminium windows and doors…  I want to paint them white,  but I see that the doors have 5mm wide, stuck on, furry weather strips (and black rubber ones too)…. if I spray over these, won’t they get hard, and impede the closing of the door?  Will spraying the channels make the windows hard to close?  Hope you can advise… cheers!Base channel-black is furryBase channel-black is furry35BAFF52-15AE-4AEB-9F91-F30F522ABF6F.jpeg

MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
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Re: Painting 80's aluminium doors

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @Robynkaye. It's sensational to have you join us, and many thanks for your question about painting door frames.
 

I'd suggest trying to remove them first, and if that doesn't appear possible, cover them before painting. These trim guides are handy for that. Slot the guide up against the sealing strips and paint on the opposite side. Move the trim guide along as you paint. It's similar to using the trim guide to push down your carpet when painting skirting boards.

 

Depending on how tight the track is at the moment, adding a paint layer could make the door harder to close. However, I think you'll find that the door will scrape the new paint off the track if it's impeded. Spraying will be the best option as you'll be applying far less paint thickness than if you were brushing it on.

 

Please let me know if you have further questions.

Mitchell
 

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Re: Painting 80's aluminium doors

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@MitchellMc,

I did paint bathroom and toilet sliding aluminium windows last November from brown to black windows with dulux spray paints as suggested. 
My idea was to monitor few months and see how it goes with sliding areas.

I am extremely happy as I don’t see a single scratch in almost 6 months except for some wear in the area where wheel moves on track which was expected.

all I did was remove the sliding window and paint with 1 coat primer and 3 coats paint in thin layers over 2 days. Put back the sliding window after 5 days.

I didn’t paint flyscreen as I am planning to replace with new black ones.

Thanks for the help.

Now I will go ahead with all the windows and doors.

 

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MitchellMc
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Re: Painting 80's aluminium doors

Great results, @approachmhn and many thanks for coming back to us with pictures. It really helps our other members envisage what can be achieved.

 

I look forward to hearing more after you paint all the windows and doors.

 

Mitchell

 

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