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Painting Your Vinyl Siding
Vinyl siding is relatively maintenance-free but what do you do when you’re ready to update your home with a new color palette? You can paint your vinyl siding! And you’re no longer limited to using the existing color or lighter. Sherwin Williams offers 100 color options in their VinylSafe color palette, including a selection of darker colors that have been formulated to resist warping. Just be aware that the siding will be only as maintenance-free as the paint itself. Using a quality painting contractor and quality products is key to a long-lasting paint finish.
Considerations for Painting your Vinyl Siding
There are a handful of vinyl-specific considerations that you’ll need to keep in mind to get the job done right.
- Go with a Pro – It’s always recommended to use a quality painting contractor, like Harmony Painting. We have extensive knowledge of the products used, ensure proper surface preparation prior to painting, and can complete the project quickly.
- Clean it First – For the DIY’er – a thorough cleaning is a critical first step toward achieving a professional-quality paint job, just running the hose over the siding won’t do. The goal is to remove all mold, mildew, chalky buildup, and debris from the surface. See below for a few industries recommended cleaning solutions. To clean vinyl siding with a pressure washer, be sure the stream is eye level and pointed straight at the siding, not at an upward angle. This will prevent the water from being driven behind the siding. Use caution when using a pressure washer around openings like windows and doors.
- Use Vinyl-Safe Paint – Choose a vinyl safe color. Sherwin Williams has a good selection of colors, including some darker shades that keep your siding safe from premature warping.
- Use Quality Paint – Select quality paint such as Sherwin Williams Emerald or Duration.
- Check the Weather – Check the weather for the temperature and humidity levels on the day you choose to paint. An overcast day is ideal in the high heat of summer.