Many homeowners are not aware that vinyl siding can be successfully painted. With the right paint and appealing color options, you can give your home a whole new look—without investing in new siding.
Applying paint to vinyl siding improves its durability, and is actually less labor-intensive than painting wood, masonry, or hardboard surfaces. Because the siding does not retain moisture, it is easy to clean and dries quickly.
Benefits of repainting vinyl siding
Repainting offers long-lasting benefits:
- Refreshes weathered or faded siding to nearly factory-new appearance, improving the value of your home
- Updates a home's color scheme for enhanced curb appeal
- Protects the siding from the elements with the latest coating technology
Follow these steps for the best results:
Step 1: Cleaning
- Before painting, the surface must be cleaned and any mildew, chalk, or dirt removed to ensure maximum adhesion and to avoid staining. The siding can be cleaned either by hand scrubbing or power washing.
- Thoroughly rinse the surface with clean water after washing and follow the application and safety instructions on the product label.
- If you choose to power wash, we use caution with the pressure settings so that we do not damage the siding or remove sound paint. We take care not to allow water to seep under the siding around windows, doors, vents, soffits and any other openings.
- If the Vinyl siding was previously painted, we power-wash loose material and feather sand the peeled edges very lightly before painting.
Step 2: Priming
- In most cases a primer is not necessary. Only area of pitted or porous vinyl siding must be primed.
Step 3: Selecting Paint
- For coating vinyl siding or trim, we use a latex exterior product.
- This paint is formulated for optimal performance on vinyl siding and trim with the added benefit of today’s technology for superior adhesion. It also fully covers the previous color or faded areas on weathered siding.
- Good quality exterior latex house paints provide excellent color retention, is resistant to mildew and can be applied in temperatures as low as 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 4: Selecting Colors
- To avoid warping in vinyl siding caused by paint colors that absorb heat, we will help you choose from a color palette that is safe for vinyl, offering hundreds of colors from darker shades to lighter hues.
Step 5: Maintenance
- We recommend power washing each spring to maintain the appearance and extend the life of your paint job.
- Note: While paint adhesion can be affected by plasticizers in vinyl siding, these compounds are removed naturally by time and weather.
NOW is the perfect time to schedule our team to help you make your home the best looking house on the block and extend the life of your vinyl siding and avoid the costly expense of replacement. Call or email us TODAY!