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Can You Paint Vinyl Siding?

There are a lot of benefits of Vinyl siding. A huge benefit is that it’s often considered to be relatively maintenance-free. One reason why is the fact that it doesn’t need to be painted. It’s made with a color already mixed into the material which is more or less permanent. But, over time, the color can fade and usually does so very unevenly on different areas of your house. So a lot of homeowners ask us “Can you paint vinyl siding?” 

Several years ago the answer to this question would have been no. Due to the advances in paint technology, however, the answer is definitely yes. These advances give you as a homeowner a much more cost-effective option for bringing your vinyl to life again. 

Here are some things to consider if you are thinking about painting your vinyl siding. 


First and most important, you’ll want to confirm that painting the siding won’t void the warranty if the warranty is still active. Even if the warranty permits painting it is best to find out the specifics and know the manufacturer’s stipulations. The color and type of paint you use are the two most important things to consider. 

What type of paint should you use? 

Vinyl siding expands and contracts throughout the year due to the extreme fluctuation in the weather. A paint that dries too hard cannot withstand the stresses of the changing temperatures. This means that you can’t apply just any old paint to vinyl and have good results. Choose a latex urethane paint that can flex with the siding. 


Now that you know that paint sticks to vinyl siding, do a little research on your warranty, find out which paint type will give you the best results, and move forward with your project. If you have any questions along your way, feel free to give the painting professionals at PaintRite Pros a call. Or if you’d like us to paint your house for you, click here to get a free estimate. We’re located in the Sacramento area and we paint people’s homes all over the area including Folsom, Elk Grove, and more. 

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