What characteristics must have a good paint for outdoor aluminium? Surely, it will be exposed to multiple atmospheric agents of various kinds – rain, wind, snow and others – undergoing more or less invasive daily damage. Because of this, in order to be particularly resistant to natural phenomena, this type of painting must above all have a high resistance to corrosion as well as to UV rays, fungi, bacteria and molds. Then, even more particular coatings will have to be used for structures intended for particularly aggressive environments; therefore subjected to severe air pollution or a marine environment.
In addition to being coated with different paints characterized by the specifications described above, aluminum is a material frequently used for external structures because it can also be covered with lacquers that can improve its aesthetics thanks to captivating colors.
Paint for Aluminium: how to apply it for outdoors?
Obviously, outdoor paint cannot be applied directly to aluminium. Foil or sheet must first be chemically degreased then pre-treated and finally lacquered on both sides. This process will ensure that the coating does not detach from aluminium surface on which it is applied.
Italcoat can supply a wide range of paint for outdoor aluminum sheets, characterized by coatings with different properties: resistant to corrosion and condensation; antimicrobials; that absorb moisture or allow easy removal of lubricant residues.