Are you tired of the same old look of your vinyl-sided home? Perhaps you want to give it a fresh new look, but the thought of replacing it altogether is too daunting. The good news is, you can paint vinyl siding, and it’s an affordable way to give your home a facelift. However, it’s important to follow the proper procedures to ensure that your painting project is a success.
CLEANING YOUR VINYL SIDING
The first step in painting your vinyl siding is to ensure that it is clean and free of dirt, grime, and mildew. You can use a pressure washer or a cleaning solution specifically designed for vinyl siding to achieve this. When cleaning vinyl siding, it’s best to use a pressure washer and mildew remover cleaners to kill any surface mildew and algae growth. A thorough cleaning will help the paint adhere better to the surface.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT TYPE OF PAINT FOR VINYL
Vinyl siding expands and contracts with temperature changes, so it’s important, especially considering our weather in Oklahoma, to choose a paint that can withstand these movements without cracking or peeling. The best finishes for vinyl siding are 100% acrylic paints. Acrylic resins hold pigments in place, bond to the surface, and provide incredible color and gloss retention. They also bond well to vinyl surfaces and remain flexible, which is critical as the coating system needs to be able to move naturally as vinyl surfaces expand and contract with temperature changes.
Example of failure on vinyl siding due to improper preparation and/or inappropriate paint.
WHAT COLORS SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?
When it comes to choosing a color for your vinyl siding, it’s important to consider the heat that your home receives. Vinyl siding is designed to reflect heat, so it’s best to choose a lighter color that won’t absorb too much heat and cause the siding to warp or buckle. You can paint vinyl siding in a similar color as the original siding color or a lighter shade. However, caution must be used when painting vinyl siding in a darker color, as darker colors will induce more heat from the sun and can cause the siding to warp and buckle. Some paint manufacturers, such as Sherwin-Williams, offer a specific palette of vinyl-safe colors, which are designed to reduce heat buildup and prevent warping.
Example of failure on vinyl siding due to inappropriate color selection.
TRUST THE EXPERTS
Improper preparation or application can result in a poor finish and may even damage the vinyl siding. That’s why it’s best to trust the experts. Zest Painting has been painting vinyl siding for homeowners throughout the Tulsa area. Our experienced team can ensure that your vinyl siding is properly cleaned and prepped for painting, and we use only the best quality paints to ensure a long-lasting and beautiful finish. Contact us for a free estimate on your exterior today.
Painting vinyl siding is a great way to give your home a fresh new look without the expense of replacing it altogether. However, it’s important to take the proper precautions and follow the right procedures to ensure that your painting project is a success. Clean your vinyl siding thoroughly, choose the right type of paint, and be mindful of the colors you choose. If you’re unsure of where to start, contact a professional painting company like Zest Painting to ensure that your vinyl siding is painted properly and beautifully.
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