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Painting Metal Siding on an Oklahoma City Shop

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Matt Stone

Hi there! We at Hometown Painting LLC recently finished a project that we’re really excited to share. It’s about painting metal siding on a metal shop building in the Oklahoma City Metro. Whether you have metal siding on your commercial building, shop, shed, or storage unit, there are options to update the look of our building’s exterior.

With that said, painting metal siding may not be as straightforward as you think.

The Challenge of Painting Metal Siding

a metal shop building in Oklahoma City with faded, chalky metal siding in need of a paint job.

Painting metal siding often comes with its own set of unique challenges. One of the main issues is that most traditional paints don’t adhere well to the original finish on metal siding. This could result in a paint job that peels, flakes, or simply doesn’t last very long.

An even trickier issue is the chalky residue that tends to build up on the surface of the siding over time. This is usually due to prolonged sun exposure. The residue, apart from being unsightly, also makes it difficult for paint to adhere properly to the siding. Just like you wouldn’t want to paint over a dusty or dirty wall in your home, you wouldn’t want to paint over a layer of chalky residue on your metal siding either.

So, how do we combat these challenges? The first step is to thoroughly clean the siding. This is not just your standard hose-down; it needs a good scrub to remove any chalky residue and other stubborn particles that might be clinging on. The goal is to get down to the original finish of the metal siding, so the new paint has a clean and stable surface to stick to.

The second step is to choose the right product – one that’s specifically designed to work well with metal siding. That’s where BondPlex comes in. But more on that later. The key takeaway here is that painting metal siding is a task that needs careful planning and execution, and we at Hometown Painting LLC are all about attention to detail.

Bondplex: A Game Changer for Painting Metal Siding

Enter BondPlex. This product from Sherwin Williams is a revelation for painting metal siding. It’s designed to stick well to the original finish, ensuring that the paint job lasts and keeps its vibrant look for a long time. It comes in two finishes, low gloss, and high gloss.

One of its best properties is that it acts as a paint and primer in one. It is designed both to stick to the original metal finish and to act as it’s own topcoat. This eliminated the need to use another product after the primer.

The Painting Process

When it came to applying BondPlex on the shop building, we started with a clean slate. That meant making sure the metal siding was free of dirt, grease, and loose paint. We used a commercial cleaning agent, a scrub brush and a power washer. This process was sufficient to remove the chalky residue that can interfere with the paint.

Once the building was clean and dry, we were able to mask off the doors, windows and all the surrounding areas to protect them from paint. We then applied two thick coats of paint to the building. Our customer chose to use a two-tone color scheme that matched the house we just finished painting.

Our client couldn’t have been happier. The once plain metal building was now looking great and perfectly matched her home.


A metal shop building in Oklahoma City that has just been painted with Sherwin Williams Bondplex paint.

Painting metal siding doesn’t have to be a headache. With the right products and the team at Hometown Painting, it is possible to have a great-looking shop, shed, or other metal structure.  We’re not just about changing colors, we’re about transforming spaces, and we look forward to doing that for your property.

If you would like help with painting your metal building feel free to request a free estimate.

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Author: Matt Stone
Matt is the owner of Hometown Painting. He has worked in the painting and construction trades for over 10 years. He has a passion for teaching homeowners so they can make the best paint choices for their homes.

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