Can You Paint Vinyl Siding?

March 31, 2022

As the warmer weather approaches, you might be wondering if now’s a good time to think about repainting your home’s exterior.

There’s nothing quite like a fresh coat of paint. It’s the ultimate home rejuvenation – we like to think of painting as a wardrobe makeover for your house.

However, if you have vinyl siding, you might be wondering if it’s safe to paint. Thankfully… yes! You can absolutely paint the vinyl siding on your home!

Additionally, unlike wood siding, you won’t have to repaint your vinyl siding every few years. This grants you a lot more freedom and flexibility when it comes to your home color makeovers.

There are a few things to keep in mind when painting vinyl siding, so let’s explore.

Before we paint, it’s time to pressure wash

As with most painting jobs, you need to start with some basic prep work. Ultimately, this usually means cleaning, and painting vinyl siding isn’t an exception.

Over time, gunk and debris, such as moss, mold, and dirt can build up on the side of your home. And you absolutely do not want to paint over debris buildup. 

Luckily, with the use of a handy-dandy pressure washer (or pressure washing service), this is a quick and easy step. All it should take is one wash, however, if you still notice debris, feel free to take another pass. 

Then, make sure the siding is completely dry before you start painting. This shouldn’t take more than a day or two but have patience. Paint, especially on vinyl, and water do not play well together, so you want to absolutely make sure your exterior is dry.

Choosing your paint

While colors are ultimately up to you. The type of paint you choose to paint your home’s exterior is important.

Now’s not the time to pinch a penny. You want to make sure that you are using high-quality paint to ensure proper adhesion and longevity.

When it comes to painting vinyl siding, 100% acrylic paint works best. The chemical makeup of acrylic paint helps it adhere to vinyl more so than other options, making it the best choice.

You might be able to skip primer if your new color is darker than your previous color, however, this isn’t always the case, so be sure to consult an experienced painting professional.

Many times, two coats of paint is all you need.

Still not sure? Consult the experts!

We get it. 

Painting can be overwhelming and time-consuming, especially when you need to research the perfect paint, techniques, and equipment to use. It can sure make one’s head spin!

Luckily, our professional painting services are on hand to assist your painting needs whenever you need it most. Our crew of talented, dedicated painters is experienced in all exterior painting projects – yes, that includes painting vinyl siding!

So if you’re thinking about giving your home a fresh coat of paint, why not call the professionals? Reach out to our team today to discuss your project!