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Old 10-22-2007, 11:45 AM   #1
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Hi there,

I have a couple of ideas, but would like input from anyone who's tried (succesfully or not).

We have a room in our house which started as a screen porch and evolved into a sunroom w/the help of the previous owners. However, they left the vinyl siding on the interior walls. -Kind of neat, but I'm thinking of painting it. My idea is this:

paint a brown to emulate a weathered wood, then dry brush of lightly paint w/a forest type green, to give the look of an old farm house, cottage, etc.
Any idea if this will work?


Second, my wife an I really like the "oil-rubbed bronze color that seems to be on everything in Lowes/HD :-). Any idea how one could "paint" such a surface....maybe w/the use of browns, blacks and a cloth?


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Old 10-30-2007, 07:46 PM   #2
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I haven't tried the techniques you mentioned for the finished look, so I can't advise you on that. But, I believe painting vinyl siding is unusual and may require a special primer or treatment in order to get good adhesion of your topcoat. And, sorry, I don't know what product(s) you need to properly prime that siding. Just wanted to mention it, in case you hadn't thought about the special requirements, if any, for painting vinyl.

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Actually, as long as it is clean, a good grade of paint will stick to that vinyl siding (Sherwin WIlliams Super Paint will work). Play around with a few different layers in a small area first to make sure you like the combo- then paint the large scale...

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Make sure that the store knows you are painting vinyl. IIRC, SW has special colors for Vinyl if you choose deep colors, even if you use regular paint.

http://www.sherwin-williams.com/pro/...Sidings_SS.pdf

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Make sure that the store knows you are painting vinyl. IIRC, SW has special colors for Vinyl if you choose deep colors, even if you use regular paint.

http://www.sherwin-williams.com/pro/...Sidings_SS.pdf

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Yes and no. It's not that critical if the siding is inside like this application..

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Thanks to all. Given all the concerns, would it be best to just drywall? I was simply looking for ways to give the room character (seperate from remaining rooms), but I want to make the room look as nice as possible.

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