Vinyl Siding Painting: What to Know

If you own any property that has vinyl siding, it may be time to give it a new lease on life. One of the best ways to do so is to give it a new coat of paint to bring it back to life.

To ensure that we’re discussing the same thing, vinyl siding is the exterior siding that is built on many residences (such as apartment buildings). It’s typically made from plastic, and many people enjoy the benefits of weatherproofing and increasing the decoration/aesthetic value of their home by giving it a fresh coat of paint.

Vinyl siding used to be made from other components, such as fiber cement or aluminum, but now that it’s made from plastic, it’s much easier to revitalize it by painting it.

Painting Vinyl Siding Can Modernize the Look

If you have a piece of property that has vinyl siding on it, it’s meant to last for 30-years, but it typically will last longer than that. Of course, this is so long as you take care of your vinyl siding and do periodic maintenance on it.

In more modern times, newer homes that have vinyl will likely end up with a neutral color, whereas older vinyl could come in many different colours. But now – so long as you’re not beholden to an HOA or anything – you can use paint to customize the vinyl siding on your residence.

Keep in mind, however, that a color that might seem popular today might only be popular for a few years. If you choose a color to work with the trends, then you might need to repaint it in just a few years if you’re trying to keep on top of what’s “in.”
Otherwise, you can choose to change your siding color depending on your dream coloring!

Vinyl Siding Colours

Vinyl siding offers numerous colours, so if you have an idea of how you’d like your house to look, you’ll likely be able to find a color to match your vision! In years past, you could only choose between lighter colours (because darker colours attracted more heat and were prone to warping), but now, there is the technology that allows them to be safe even in hot weather. Any color you desire is now potentially possible (although there are still some limitations).

Vinyl Safe Colours

Because we wish to offer our customers only the best, high-quality products, we only use the vinyl safe color variety of the following brands: Sherwin WilliamsBenjamin Moore, and Dulux.

Great Paint > Proprietary Paint

Some contractors will use proprietary paint that is specific for vinyl siding, and it will indeed give their clients exemplary results. However, many popular paint products can be bought at major retailers that will give you the same result.

Here at Elite Trade Painting in Ottawa, we want the best for you, and that means that we want you to get the highest-quality project at the lowest price point. In our experience, Sherwin Williams products are the best when it comes to vinyl siding. By using these products, we will save you 30%-50% of the final price than other companies that might swear by their proprietary paint.

Longevity of Painted Vinyl

If longevity is what you’re looking for, then painted vinyl is the way to go. Painted vinyl is one of the great options for vinyl because vinyl – on its own – will repel water. Water damage is the largest issue that damages siding, so by choosing vinyl and painting it, you won’t have to worry about that damage. So long as the paint is applied properly, water damage won’t be an issue you have to worry about for 10-15 years or so.

Reach Out to Us

Here at Elite Trade Painting in Ottawa, we have over two decades worth of experience, and we’re the premier contractor for vinyl siding in the area. We ensure that you will receive only the highest-quality service and that we’ll provide you with a project that will go beyond your wildest dreams.

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