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Topic: Anyone paint vinyl siding?  (Read 1560 times)
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« on: November 05, 2007 09:30:59 AM »

I've looked online and apparently it is possible to paint vinyl siding but I'm wondering if anyone has actually done it that would like to tell me the pros and cons. I'm specifically worried about how many coats it would take to go over white siding to get a nice finish and if there is a problem with peeling or chipping.

« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2008 10:05:42 AM »

I know you posted this several months ago but maybe you will see this.

YES you CAN paint vinyl siding! Thank the heavens because our house was a two-tone nightmare. The best (and really only) siding paint is made by Sherwin Williams. You have to select from the Vinyl Safe color pallete which isn't huge but still has about 100 colors.

The pigments they use in Vinyl Safe keep the siding from buckling and warping from heat absoprtion. Once you pick a color, you have to go with either SuperPaint or Duration. Neither are cheap, but Duration is like 50$ a gallon(!) and Super Paint is about 20$ a gallon. They have sales around alll the major holidays. So you can do really well if you buy all the paint you need at once in 5 gallon containers.

We rented a sprayer from them and it was totally worth it. You can do your whole house in a day -- maybe 2 if you have a big house. One thorough coat is fine and then you can come back around and hit any spots you missed. Just make sure you tape and tarp over your landscaping and windows/doors and it goes really fast.

For kicks, we tried a lower grade paint, same color, on the alley side of our garage. The siding totally warped and buckled after a month.  So don't stray from those two high end paints they sell with the Vinyl Safe color. It really does hold up well. Our neighbors were amazed at the tranformation. Please PM me if you have any questions.
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2008 03:16:34 PM »

wow - thanks so much for replying. this project is definitely on my 'to do' list in the next couple of years. Our siding is in fine shape but the is stained and just looks run down.
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2008 08:56:02 PM »

Great to know, I am really wanting to paint my house as well!

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