Tips When Painting Your Vinyl Siding
Painters are usually asked, can vinyl siding be painted? When thinking about painting these surfaces, remember that vinyl siding is already a painted surface. Like any other painted surface, it necessitates repainting and maintenance. Before painting vinyl siding, it has to be completely cleaned, including mold removal if necessary.
It is crucial that the cleaning is followed by a complete rinsing. If you do a power washing, exercise caution so you don’t damage the siding. Also, you have to use care so that water doesn’t get into your home via doors, windows, or any other openings.
Painting Your Vinyl Siding
Your newly cleaned vinyl siding is now ready for paint. Any spots of bare aluminum have to be primed using a primer. Don't be tempted to skip this step. Not applying a primer will have you painting again in a couple of years.
Exterior paint naturally corrodes with wind and rain as well as dust and dirt. Two coats of paint deliver longevity and additional protection between repaints. Also, vinyl siding shouldn’t be painted any darker than the original color. Not adhering to these suggestions could result in extreme warping of the siding by heat absorption and necessitate replacement of your existing siding.
Eliminating any of the above recommendations will possibly lessen the effectiveness of the new paint. Not cleaning or removing any mildew will reduce the bond of the new paint or create future stains. Failure to clean the surface once it has been cleaned also lessens the bond of the new paint.
The usual question in regards to painting vinyl siding is, “How long will it last?” The answer is that a quality vinyl paint job done by professional home painters using top-quality products on vinyl siding should last around 11 years.
To guarantee that all these steps are accurately performed and your desired results are gotten, consider calling a professional painting service company. While this does not offer any warranty beyond what the painter might offer, it lets you know that you are hiring an individual who cares and knows what they are doing.
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