Painting Vinyl, Aluminum Siding, Metal, or Plastics Painting

Metal Surfaces (Ferrous Type)

If you have outdoor structures made of metal or other ferrous materials (such as railings and iron fences), these sorts of things require periodic maintenance to help them survive for many years. If you want these ferrous parts of your property to be protected from wear, tear, elements, and rust, then using inhibiting primers and paints is the best method for keeping them safe.

Metal/Aluminum Siding Paint

If you’re not one of the lucky ones who have siding made from vinyl, that’s all right! Aluminum siding is still easy to paint, and it has been painted for many years. If you have siding that has faded colouring over the years or you simply just prefer another colour, then you can easily get a new lease on life for your siding with a new coat of paint.

Some aluminum can have oxidization which may be removed with light sand followed by a multi-prime primer coat. Oxidization is rare but can happen but in most cases, the painting of aluminum siding is a simple and easy process.

Here at Elite Trade Painting in Ottawa, we will determine the best products for your aluminum siding to ensure that they will last for years to come.

Steel Siding Painting: What to Know

If your siding is made from steel instead of aluminum, it will be more prone to rust. As such, we at Elite Trade Painting will apply a metal primer that will seal any rust that has already appeared before top coating with a new finish. This will also make your building it look new again and be protected from the elements. Here at Elite Painting in Ottawa, we will run through all the possible paints and primers that might be best for your steel siding.

Many commercial buildings in Ottawa have steel siding which will require proper preparation. Many of these buildings will be painted with an industrial acrylic DTM such as Satin Pitt Tech and a metal primer. We hope to give you the best option so that you’ll be able to make an informed cost-effective decision when it comes to revitalizing your steel siding with top-quality acrylic paint.

Multiple Colour Options for Metal

Luckily, when it comes to metal surfaces, there are numerous colour options. With few limitations, you can choose just about any colour for your metal and aluminum outdoor surfaces.

Talk to a professional to help with your colour choices to ensure that you can have your dream home with a few coats of paint

Plastic and Vinyl Painting: What to Know

When it comes to applying paint to vinyl and plastic, it is a simple process however it must be done with the proper paints, colours and process. As such, you should only work with professionals when it comes to painting your vinyl and plastic property. We will make sure that your surface has been prepared correctly so that whatever primers and paints we decide to use will adhere will and give your surfaces the best chance for longevity.

May homeowners have opted to paint their older vinyl siding instead of replacement. This option will give them the new look they are desiring for a fraction of the cost of new siding. The painted vinyl will continue to look good for many years and may require a recoat again in 10-15 years giving excellent long term value.

There is a wide variety of vinyl safe colours for clients to choose from that can be found at our paint supply partners. These colours provide great options but are also generally adhered to as the recommended options.

You can find the colours available for your vinyl siding through the links below?

For inset windows, many of them come in a white colouring that many clients don’t enjoy. These vinyl or plastic inset windows along with other plastic surfaces can also be painted. Painting these harder vinyl and plastic surfaces is less limiting in colour and clients do not necessarily need to choose vinyl safe colours. It is always a good idea for a client to verify with the manufacturer of the item being painted to see if the surface is paintable and if it is requiring a primer prior to paint application. Many vinyl and plastic windows and other surfaces will require a primer.

At Elite Trade Painting in Ottawa, we will ensure that we use the proper primers and paints and will provide recommendations if we come across any questionable surfaces that may or not be paintable.

Reach Out to Professional Help

When it comes to painting your metal and vinyl surfaces, the best idea is to make it easier on yourself by reaching out to a professional contracting company. This is a great decision because there are many options for your painting and having so many options can be confusing and overwhelming.

Here at Elite Trade Painting in Ottawa, ON, we can help make the overwhelming simple. Help us help you complete your dream remodeling project.

You provide the vision. We’ll do the work.

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House Exterior Painting

Painting will beautify, protect and add value to your home. We are exterior painting specialists!

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Vinyl Siding Painting

Change the look of your home by changing the colour of your vinyl siding.

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Metal & Plastic Siding Painting

We paint metal siding, aluminum siding, wrought iron rails and fences and plastic and vinyl surfaces.

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Stucco Painting

Elite Trade Painting specializes in stucco painting. We have the knowledge and experience for all your stucco painting needs.

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Deck and Fence Painting

Make your outdoor spaces look great with a fresh coat of paint or stain.

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Brick and Masonry Painting

Painting is a great way to rejuvenate brick and masonry and it has excellent longevity.

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From start to finish we create value while treating your home or business with respect and professionalism.


It begins with a quote request. Then a follow up call to go over the project and arrange a site visit. We will create a custom detail quote(s) for the work from our onsite review.


Once you review the quote(s) you can proceed to book the quote by calling your estimator or their office, sending an email, text or accepting it through our quote system.


In the booking process, we will confirm options for start dates. There is a discussion and plan created for colours. Once confirmed a team is then scheduled for your project.


When our team arrives onsite preparation and painting will commence. Completing the project in a timely and efficient manner ensuring the high standards for Elite projects.


Upon inspection and completion, we will clean the site removing all gear/equipment. We will then protect your project with our 2yr guarantee. An invoice is provided for review.

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