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Old 03-20-2013, 07:59 PM   #1
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I would be curious to know if you can paint vinyl siding; and what is the proper procedure and products to use. Thanks

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Old 03-20-2013, 08:11 PM   #2
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It can be done but it's a poor idea at best.
Vinyl siding expands and contracts a lot so all the joints keep moving and flexing.
After a few years all the gaps have the paint rubbed off or show where it's the old color.
I can drive by a house and tell you if it's painted vinyl or not.

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Yes, it's perfectly fine, and happens everyday. Just be sure to go to a real paint store, tell them what you're planning, and see that they get you the best product for the job. Check back with us with what they tell you.
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I've seen 4 painted vinyl sided houses up close, all 4 had me install new siding so they would not have to look at the lines at the joints any more and the bucking cause from the sticking butt joints caused from the paint.
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Vinyl can be painted. Is it ideal? Probably not, I mean vinyl is supposed to be FINAL.

Clean it thoroughly. Most of the time I use a soft bristled brush on a telescoping pole. I wet the siding down and then apply some Krud Kutter with a garden pump sprayer. I let that marinate for a few minutes before I begin to scrub. Clean and then rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. This will remove most of the dirt and oxidation. Once it's clean and dry you can begin to paint. Generally you want to keep the color the same or lighter. Darker colors can cause the vinyl to expand an buckle, although most paint companies make vinyl safe paint colors that don't cause buckling. You can spray, roll, or brush the paint on.......whichever you are comfortable with. I use SW's Superpaint Satin. On the joint areas you have to get your brush into the joint so that area doesn't show the old color during the warm weather expansion.

Vinyl is a lot like aluminum. It paints up nice and lasts a long time with proper prep and application.
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vinyl is supposed to be FINAL.
Isn't that one of the best marketing jokes of our time?

Or is it... Paint and Primer in the same can?

That's a tuffy I think I'd have to call that one a draw.
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Sherwin williams resilience paint is made to paint vinyl siding.
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Sherwin williams resilience paint is made to paint vinyl siding.
Not only for vinyl siding but is recommended for vinyl and works well on it.
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Please don't paint vinyl siding.
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If vinyl siding is worn, the only remedy is NOT to replace it. Vinyl is painted all of the time, as stated by others here. Providing that it is clean, a quality 100% acrylic exterior paint will do fine.
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i have vinyl siding on the front of my house. it was painted many years ago, 10+ easy. and it looks fine.

i am thinking i will paint the new'ish siding on my garage. then, if i still live here when it goes bad, i will just replace.
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I would be willing to bet that it's painted just prior to the sale of the house.
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5 for painting( including me)
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I would be willing to bet that it's painted just prior to the sale of the house.
in my case ? i am going to ask my neighbor. but i believe it has been like this for a good while.

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