Some colors work better than others and some paint formulations definitely work better than others. There are many colors available and they are all approved by a panel of professional decorators that ensure they are modern and up-to-date with exterior color trends. If it is possible, are there special paints and techniques that I must use? Look for latex exterior paints that contain urethane and acrylic resins. As technology has improved, exterior paints have emerged that work well on vinyl siding. Acrylic paints can adhere to vinyl; other types of paint generally will not. With the high-quality paints available today, you can find a brand that will adhere to your siding. Those handy with a table, or circular, saw can “rip” proper shapes of wpod from common lumber to match 4″, 6″, or any size wood lap siding. For any other paint manufacturers, simply take a colour sample to your local paint store and they should be able to formulate a match for you, on the spot. For that complete look, we also provide Gentek-Dulux Paint Match Program or all of Gentek’s popular siding colours. That said, if your vinyl is originally a light color, and you decide to use your fading siding as an opportunity to go with a new look, you should NOT choose a darker color.
For example, if your siding is currently a light shade of beige, you can paint it a light shade of green, blue, tan, etc. The trick is to use paint store color chip cards to guide you. You need to paint a shade lighter than the siding already is, to avoid increasing its heat absorption and therefore shortening its life expectancy when raising it should be your goal. You also need a formulation that works on vinyl. Getting a formulation and color suitable for vinyl siding likely means shopping at a specialty paint store rather than the nearest home center for this project. If you would like to get advice from professional home painters, let us know! Paint your first coat and let it dry almost completely before applying a second. Clean it, which will probably improve its appearance, and then let it be. If a vinyl is already dark then the plastic was modified to be able to withstand higher temperatures. Because of this fact, you can actually damage your vinyl siding if you paint it a color that is too dark. If you have mold, mildew, or algae problems you can mix your concentrated Liquid TSP Substitute with a gallon of warm water and one quart of household chlorine bleach.
Usually a good pre-paint cleaning with some Liquid TSP Substitute will do the job of removing dirt and grime just fine. Yes, but you will need to test your desired paint on a section of the house. As with any paint project, you will need to do some prep work. Installing vinyl, even on a smaller one-story home, will cost upwards of $3,600. Updated, modern vinyl siding can really increase the value and curb appeal of your home, and the margin of error is much smaller compared to a detail-heavy job like repainting. When you combine your enthusiasm and craftsmanship with Gentek quality products, you can achieve excellent results. Gentek offers the following installation guides for information purposes only. You can also visit the Vinyl Siding Institute website for more installation manuals and videos. If you’d asked the question a couple of decades ago, the answer probably would have been no. But thanks to advances in paint, these days you can paint vinyl siding.
Spraying upward from the ground will fill the weep holes in the siding full of water taking several days to dry and it will leave dirty water trails running down the siding. Allow the paint to dry for about two days before touching it. Rinse the siding well, and allow it to dry thoroughly. Oh well, I am going to go play with my thing-a-ma-jig! There are still many dozens of colors that will work. Are Lighter Paint Colors Best for Vinyl? If you’re working with a large area, your best bet is probably power washing, though you can also clean the surface by scrubbing with a stiff-bristle brush and rinsing it down. Painting in direct sunlight is also not the best idea. But vinyl siding has a usable life of 25-30 years, so if your vinyl siding is reaching that point, painting it is a way to extend that usable life. Be very careful with yellow and green, as some of those shades are questionable now, and will certainly not look good in five years after the elements have had their way with them.