If your home’s exterior can use an update, you should consider painting the vinyl siding instead of a new vinyl siding installation that will cost considerably more than painting. You can let your creativity and personality shine by applying any color of paint of your choice to your vinyl siding. It is an affordable way of updating your home’s exterior without the time and cost of replacing your vinyl siding.
At EC Roofing, we work with all types and styles of vinyl siding in Maryland and can answer your questions about painting your vinyl siding. Call 410-455-9880 today to speak with our friendly staff about your vinyl siding.
Painting Your Vinyl Siding
Yes. You can paint your vinyl siding. But before you go out and buy just any paint and brush, there are a few things to consider before you begin. Before you decide to paint your vinyl siding, make sure there is no damage to your siding. If there is significant damage like pits, cracks, or missing siding, it may be more cost-effective to go with a new vinyl siding installation.
Type of Paint to Use
One of the benefits of vinyl siding is you can paint it any color. But first, you want to prep and clean the siding. Make sure to fill any pits or minor cracks, and you should apply a primer before your paint. Use 100% acrylic paint on your siding for the best result. When combined with a primer, you will not get any bleed-through that may affect how your paint will look when dry.
Brush vs. Spray
Spraying will give you a nice even coat and take less time to paint than with a brush. Brushing can leave brush strokes trails and paint buildup in divots and corners, leading to flaking and peeling. If you use a brush, go with a flat-sash brush, as this is the best brush for vinyl siding.
Cost of Painting vs. Replacing
Painting your existing vinyl siding will be considerably cheaper than replacing it. But sometimes, if there is significant damage to your siding, it may be better to replace it. A professional vinyl siding installation company like EC Roofing can give you their recommendation about whether your vinyl siding needs replacing.
Extending the Life of Your Siding
Over time, the original color of your vinyl siding will start to fade. Adding a new layer of paint can add value to your home and extend the life of your vinyl siding. With proper care, your vinyl siding can last over 60 years.
Voiding the Warranty
Before you go out and buy several gallons of paint, keep in mind that some vinyl siding manufacturer warranty may be void if you paint your siding. Check the manufacturer warranty to make sure you are not voiding your warranty.
Before you decide on painting or replacing your vinyl siding, call EC Roofing to make sure you are making the right decision. We can give you our recommendations and a free estimate on replacing your vinyl siding if the cost of painting is more than going with new vinyl siding.
EC Roofing: The Experts in Vinyl Siding in Maryland
When it’s time to update the look of your home exterior, painting your vinyl siding can brighten up your home and extend the life of your siding. At EC Roofing, we can help you decide if painting your vinyl siding is right or if it will be more cost-effective to install new vinyl siding. Contact us to get information about siding installation and these other services:
- Roof replacement
- Roof inspection
- Gutter repair
We can also help you with roof repair and replacement, seamless gutter installation and repair, and vinyl window installation. Call 410-455-9880 to speak with our friendly staff if you have questions about painting your vinyl siding.