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Aluminum Pool Enclosure Painting Pros & Cons

Your aluminum pool enclosure may need some updates if you have had your enclosure for several years. You may have some damage or fading, and you think painting your aluminum pool enclosure may be easy. Maybe you thought it would be more durable. Maybe you even thought you would never have to paint or repair it. But our Florida weather can wreak havoc on outdoor finishes, including pool enclosures.

Weather degradation can be especially problematic if your enclosure was initially built with a lower-grade epoxy. Builders can lower an epoxy grade and stay within codes when doing it. At Absolute Aluminum, we are experts on aluminum pool enclosures with over 35 years of experience. Our enclosures are durable, beautiful, and made from premium-quality materials (including high-grade powder-coated aluminum), keeping your pool clean and safe for years.

Pros and Cons of Aluminum Pool Enclosure Painting

Painting an aluminum pool enclosure is not for the faint of heart. Because of the exposure and complexity, specialized painters must paint aluminum enclosures properly and professionally. Before choosing to paint your enclosure, consider the following pros and cons:


  1. Painting faded or cracked finishes will make your home look better. It can brighten the look of the enclosure and pool area and increase curb appeal. With added curb appeal, you will likely see a rise in property value.
  2. Painting your enclosure is less invasive than replacing or restoring structure components (framing). It’s important to know that the enclosure will still need to be replaced or restored in the event of a storm.


  1. Painting a pool enclosure is labor-intensive and requires specialized painting skills. Because all aluminum sides are exposed, the work is extensive. If you plan to repaint your home and pool enclosure simultaneously, you will likely need to hire two painters.
  2. Paint cannot be rolled onto aluminum to paint a pool enclosure. The best application is a spray, which, on a windy day, even the most cautious painter may have trouble with overspray.
  3. To spray paint the enclosure, your screens must be removed and replaced after painting. You may need to hire an additional contractor to install these new replacement screens.
  4. Most paint does not adhere well to aluminum without proper pre-treatment, often done improperly without a specialized servicer. In most cases, improper pre-treatment will prevent paint from sticking at all.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you paint a pool enclosure?

Paint can be applied to a pool enclosure with specialized paint applied by an experienced and specialized painter.

How much does it cost to paint a pool cage?

Painting a pool cage can be pricey because only a few painters specialize in this service (and even fewer do it the right way). This could also cause scheduling delays and difficulty getting screens reinstalled.

How much does it cost to replace a pool cage?

Replacing a pool cage may be less expensive than you think. Because of design, size, and material differences, prices may vary. It is best to consult a specialist from Absolute Aluminum who can recommend the best product for your home and budget. Additionally, our team can offer different investment options to fit into your budget.

How long should a pool cage last?

Your pool cage should last for several years and should be maintained and cared for regularly. The durability and longevity of a pool cage depend on the professional installation, the product selection, and the natural exposure to elements.

Contact us today if you are interested in getting your pool enclosed

Absolute Aluminum, the leading pool screen provider in the Venice, Florida, area, offers high-quality, beautiful pool enclosures that are made to last. Contact us today for a free in-home estimate. Our representative will offer recommendations based on your individual needs, the design and materials for your installation, and your budget.

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