How to Paint Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is installed to provide beautiful outlook and better protection to your home. it is maintenance free and provide an extra layer of protection to your home from all sorts of weather.

The color of the siding is generally subtle and doesn’t require much of maintenance. But over the years it starts fading because of its exposure to direct sunlight, rain, snow or hailstorms. It starts fading on uneven areas because of different rates of sun exposure which certainly doesn’t look good!

There arises a need either to replace the siding or paint it if it is operating fine! Yes, the vinyl siding can be painted and here are the details as to how can you paint it! So scroll through the details and you will save yourself lots of money just by painting it yourself!

  1. Selection of paint: The first step is to select the right kind of paint which stays durable. Paint should contain some acrylic and urethane resins. Vinyl keeps on expanding and contracting depending upon the weather conditions. Both of these components are good in accommodating the expansion and contraction of vinyl which ultimately allows the paint to stick properly. Also, the colour of the paint should be of similar shade or lighter in shade. You should avoid selecting dark colours as they retain heat which leads to warping of paint.
  2. Cleaning of surface: Vinyl builds up mold, mildew, debris, dust and chalky particles on its surface. Hence, as a basic rule of painting you need to clean out the surface as no paint sticks on a surface which is dirty. You can use an all-purpose cleaner and a soft bristled brush to clean the surface of the vinyl. Rinse it off with water and allow it to dry properly before you move on to the next step. Also, before initiating this entire process, make sure you have checked the weather forecast and the day which you have chosen should not turn out to be raining day!
  3. Primer, if necessary: If the original paint has not worn out but just faded then primer is not at all required. This is because primer is applied to provide an even surface and weather resistance. If the original paint is intact then there is no need of primer. But if you notice that the flakes of original paint are pulling out then apply primer.
  4. Apply thin coats: It’s time to apply thin coats of paint using a roller or paint sprayer. You can use paint brush but that will increase your effort of painting at edges. After you are done with first coat, make sure you let it dry for 24 hours and then next day you should apply another thin layer of the paint. Two coats of paint are sufficient to provide a brand new look to the vinyl siding!

You can call painting of vinyl siding as a large project but is certainly not complicated and hence you don’t require a professional to assist here! You can paint it with precision following the tips shared above! So get started!