What Homeowners Should Know Before Painting Vinyl Siding

Sep 26, 2019 | Home Improvement

When it comes to improving your home’s exterior, repainting the vinyl siding is one of the first things that crosses homeowners’ minds. However, what they don’t realize is that this isn’t a project that one should just jump into. In fact, repainting vinyl siding actually has many factors to consider and if you opt to repaint your siding, it’s important you know as much as you can about these factors.

In this post, roofing contractor Turner Home Improvement Contractors, LLC discusses the things that every homeowner should know before they paint their vinyl siding.

What Homeowners Should Know Before Painting Vinyl Siding

The Right Paint

If you have any leftover paint from your interior repainting project, you can’t use these if you plan to repaint your siding. Instead, you’ll need to use an acrylic paint that’s suitable for vinyl. This is because heat absorption from specific colors can cause vinyl to expand, which in turn can cause warping.

Clean Surface

According to siding replacement and repair experts, having a clean surface is a rule of thumb for any painting project around your home. Since your siding is likely dirty and weathered, you’ll have to first clean the surface by scrubbing it down with a stiff-bristle brush and rinse it down. This step is vital in any repainting project as it can help your paint adhere to the siding better and therefore last longer.

Avoid DIY

As much as possible, avoid conducting a DIY when repainting your siding. Since this is a labor intensive task, it’s still a job that’s best left to the professionals to help you avoid a poor paint job and costly mistakes.

Primer

If your siding is made of other materials, you’ll have to determine if you first need to apply primer to smoothen the area before you start painting. With vinyl siding, however, it’s possible that you won’t even need primer at all. In fact, you’ll likely only need it in areas that are pitted or porous. If you do need to apply primer, however, make sure to use an adhesive primer.

Turn to Turner Home Improvement Contractors, LLC for your home improvement needs. We are your leading provider of siding and replacement window services. Give us a call at (860) 266-1288 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Glastonbury, CT and other nearby areas.