So many of us have aluminum siding on our homes that is in either a color or condition that we can't stand. Rather than replace it with new siding, a greener choice is to clean and paint it to make it look like new.
Newlywoodwards put together a fantastic tutorial for anyone thinking about painting aluminum siding:
I know that several readers are considering painting aluminum siding because you've told me. It's a great deal of work, but I think you'll agree it's worth the effort when you see how great it can turn out. After completing the project, Ryan and I are thrilled with the way it looks. Because we spent lots of time prepping the siding, the finish is really nice. It looks just like the factory finish. I don't think you're able to even tell it was painted unless we tell you. (Which we are doing.)