One of the best features of vinyl siding is that it’s low maintenance, never requiring repainting. Even so, eventually your vinyl siding will show its age, or you may decide you want a different exterior color. Today, your local siding contractor Universal Roofing & Exteriors shares an overview of how vinyl siding should be painted.
Before You Paint Your Vinyl Siding…
Before you purchase painting equipment or look for an exterior painting contractor, you need to consider a few things. First, the siding warranty. If your siding still has an active warranty, check the warranty coverage (or ask your siding contractor) if the warranty permits repainting.
Some siding manufacturers prohibit repainting, which means doing so may void the warranty or downgrade its coverage. If the warranty permits repainting, make sure you comply with stipulations such as the color and type of paint. Your siding and roofing contractor can help you with paint and/or selection if you’re not confident doing it yourself.
Preparing the Siding
As with any painted surface, your vinyl siding will need to be prepared for repainting. Clean your siding as you normally would, making sure tight corners are free from dirt and grime, which may get trapped under the paint. Certain types of vinyl siding allow the use of pressure washers, but it’s critical that you use the correct nozzle. Using the red nozzle may damage the siding. Allow the vinyl siding to dry completely before you begin painting, as trapped moisture may result in blisters.
Assuming that you’ve elected to paint your siding yourself, there are a few things you should know. Inspect your siding for cracks: you may need to repair them using adhesive and/or filler, depending on what is prescribed in your siding care and maintenance guide. Since vinyl does not require a primer, you can directly paint on a clean, dry surface. Multiple passes with thin coats are preferable to a few thick ones. Allow the paint to dry between coats to avoid lumps and blisters. Painting during clear weather yields the best results.
Universal Roofing & Exteriors is your leading provider of siding installation services. Give us a call at (317) 257-0779 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Carmel and Indianapolis, IN.