You Can Paint Vinyl Siding And Here Is How To In 4 Steps

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House with vinyl siding

You can paint vinyl siding like any other home exterior. As long as you prepare the surface properly the paint should stick and look great. 

Find out the full process and more in the post below-

Like A Dirty Chalkboard

“Saarraaahh! We need to talk about our vinyl siding,” Jason calls out.

Sarah walks outside to stand next to Jason. He points at their house. “See how it’s looking all chalky and uneven? We have to paint over it now because washing won’t do the trick anymore.”

Cleaning vinyl siding before painting it

Sarah frowns in thought. “Can you paint vinyl siding? How do you paint vinyl siding?” Jason’s eyebrows rise in surprise. “Do you mean for us to do it? I thought we were going to hire somebody. We did look up the cost of exterior painting just the other day,” he points out.

“Well, let’s look it up anyway. I want to make sure whoever we hire knows the right way to do it. I don’t want to see this dirty chalkboard look on our house again for a long time,” Sarah says.

Jason pulls out his phone to do some digging. After looking on Google, here is what he finds:

Painting Vinyl Siding In 4 Steps

  1. Wash the vinyl clean
  2. Mask anything that doesn’t need painting
  3. Paint with 2 coats of preferably vinyl safe paint
  4. Remove masking

“Great, now we know the steps our painter should follow. But what about the best paint for this kind of siding?” Sarah asks.

Jason scrolls down to find out.

Vinyl siding

Best Paint For Vinyl Siding

The best paint for vinyl siding is a 100% acrylic paint. Benjamin Moore’s Revive is a great example.  It also has more color options for vinyl siding than most other brands.

What To Know About Paint And Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding will warp from heat build-up. It’s best to avoid dark colors as a final coat unless the paint you are using is safe for vinyl. Darker colors absorb heat which makes them hotter and more likely to warp the vinyl.

One coat will give you good protection but we always recommend two coats for the best coverage and durability. It’ll look better for longer. This means you won’t need to spend time and money painting your house more often.

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“Wow, this was more information than I thought it would be! I feel like we could practically do it ourselves,” Jason jokes. “Let’s keep going and see if we can find out anything else,” Sarah suggests.