Nowadays, homeowners can choose from a wide array of siding materials. One of the top options is vinyl siding, due to its durability. While vinyl is an excellent material that doesn’t need to be painted, you might have reasons to want to give your vinyl siding a fresh coat of paint. The good news is that you can paint your vinyl siding.
In this article, DryTech Roofing Company, Inc. provides tips on painting your James Hardie® siding, as well as key considerations that should be factored in.
Before You Begin
Before you bring out the paint can, you should check whether painting over your vinyl siding will void its warranty. If the warranty allows painting, make sure to comply with the conditions.
To Prime or Not to Prime?
Primer application is widely debated upon. Some professionals believe that primer should be used in every instance, while there are others that maintain primer is only necessary in some cases. Whatever your stance is on this matter, you should follow the instructions on the paint can. On a related note, you should make sure that the paint you’ll be using is intended for exterior surfaces.
Your Color Preference
Remember your science lessons? Lighter colors tend to absorb less heat, so choose the same shade or a lighter shade than the original paint on your siding. This tip can also be applied to your James Hardie fiber cement siding.
Whether you’re going to apply primer or not, you should always start with a clean surface. You can use a mild cleaner and a soft bristle brush. Rinse the suds with a garden hose. If you must use a power washer, keep the pressure low.
Painting can get messy, so make sure to mask off the areas that you don’t want to get paint on such as your windows, doors and trimming.
If you’re still not happy with your current siding, DryTech Roofing Company, Inc. is the company to trust when it comes to siding installation. We offer various siding materials such as James Hardie plank siding. You can call us today at (240) 491-5600 to learn more about our products and services. We serve Maryland and nearby areas.