Tips for Painting Your Vinyl Siding

man washing vinyl siding to prepare it for painting

You’ve been in your new house for a couple of years now. It’s the home you’ve wanted for many years, but it’s not quite perfect. You really don’t care for the color, but it’s not paint, it’s vinyl siding. The good news is yes, you can paint vinyl siding in St. Louis County, MO. The bad news is it’s not quite the same as painting wood. Here are some factors you need to consider when painting siding:

What does your warranty say? — Read the paperwork to find out what the warranty permits. You may be able to paint, but with certain stipulations.

Color does matter. — The general rule is to go with a lighter color than the siding is now. Darker colors take in more heat, and the siding with its original color is designed to absorb a certain amount of heat. When you change the color, you want to go lighter to prevent buckling or warping.

Remember thermal expansion. — Vinyl siding expands and contracts in reaction to heat and cold. This results in the individual pieces moving just a bit at the seams. Keep this in mind when painting because the movement could allow the unpainted siding to show at the seams.