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Offline 2zwudz

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Pole barn steel siding paint?
« on: June 05, 2011, 05:40:25 AM »
    Hi everyone,
I have some steel siding (the kind used on pole barns) that I would like to paint. What kind of paint would you recommend for a good durable finish?
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Mark

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Re: Pole barn steel siding paint?
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2011, 04:48:26 PM »
The best we used to get was Polyurethane.

If it is galvanized, a wash with vinegar or other prep material helps with adhesion.
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Re: Pole barn steel siding paint?
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2011, 04:50:17 PM »
The good metal enamels - rust resisting type work well too - I used DoIt Best on a sign frame and steel sheeting
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Re: Pole barn steel siding paint?
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2011, 01:57:54 AM »
Thanks for the reply Glenn
Do you think it would be a better idea to just buy new sheets already finished or should I try to paint the ones that I have? The ones I have are still on a pallet and have never been hung. I have enough to do a 16'x24" building.
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Mark

Offline Texas Tornado

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Re: Pole barn steel siding paint?
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2011, 08:10:22 AM »
Why spend money on something you already have???

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Re: Pole barn steel siding paint?
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2011, 01:33:13 PM »
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Point well taken but my goal is to have a maintenance free siding so I dont have to repaint every five years. If the painting works then it will be worth the effort.
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Re: Pole barn steel siding paint?
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2011, 06:56:54 AM »
My galvanized steel pole barn in WI is at least 30 years old and is not corroded at all --should go for another 30 by the looks of it

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my dw wants to paint murals or trompe l'oeil on it
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