Good news- you can in fact paint your vinyl siding! Many homeowners are surprised to learn that painting their vinyl siding is a popular way to update the look of their home without the expense of replacing the siding altogether. However, to paint vinyl siding successfully, you should consider hiring our professional painters in Virginia Beach with experience in the important factors needed to paint your vinyl siding.
Just to name a few, it’s important to choose the right type of paint. Vinyl siding expands and contracts with temperature changes, so you’ll need to choose a paint that can also expand and contract without cracking or peeling. Our expert painters recommend a paint specifically designed for use on vinyl siding, as these products are formulated to adhere properly and provide lasting durability.
Another important consideration is the color of the paint. Darker colors absorb more heat, which can cause the vinyl to warp or distort. As a rule of thumb, it’s best to choose a paint color that is the same shade or lighter than the original color of the vinyl siding. There are tons of vinyl safe color options available at Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore to choose from.
Finally, it’s important to prep the surface properly before painting. This may include cleaning the siding, removing any dirt or debris, and allowing the surface to dry completely before painting. If the vinyl siding is in poor condition, we may need to repair or replace damaged siding before painting.
In the end, hiring our experienced painters is a fantastic investment that not only improves the look of your home but also extends the life of your vinyl siding. So, if you’re considering a home improvement project, don’t overlook the benefits of a fresh coat of paint for your vinyl siding.
If you have any other questions about vinyl siding, or considering a wash, siding replacement, and or a new paint color, call us at 757-631-2127 today.
What are the pros and cons of painting my vinyl siding?
Painting your vinyl siding is nearly 60% cheaper than replacing it altogether, making it a cost-effective option for homeowners. In addition, painting your vinyl siding can provide added protection from the elements, helping to prevent damage from UV rays, moisture, and other environmental factors. This can also increase the overall value of your home, which is great if you’re considering selling it in the future.
However, there are some potential downsides to painting your vinyl siding. One of the biggest concerns is that it could potentially void the manufacturer’s warranty, so you’ll want to check the details of your warranty before proceeding. Additionally, if your siding is very old or faded, it may be too late to paint, as the paint may not adhere properly or provide adequate coverage. You’ll also need to choose a paint color with an LRV of 55 or above, and plan on repainting every 5 years as part of regular maintenance.
Is it worth it to paint vinyl siding?
Most unpainted vinyl siding has a lifespan of 20 years, but with a fresh coat of paint, you can extend its life by an additional 5-15 years. This means that painting your vinyl siding is not only a great way to enhance its appearance but also a smart investment that can save you money in the long run.