Vinyl siding on homes is a very common look in Victoria, BC.
Vinyl siding was first introduced in the 1950s. It was created to provide homeowners with a versatile, durable, maintenance-free alternative to aluminum or wood.
One of the most desirable features is that it never needs painting, but for many homeowners that can also be its downfall. Whether the colour of your siding has faded or no longer suits your style, painting vinyl siding is a viable option that can enhance the beauty of your home and increase its value.
The experts at Van Isle Paint in Victoria, BC, are pleased to provide you with details on painting vinyl siding.
Things to Consider Before Painting Vinyl Siding:
- Warranty – If your siding is still under the manufacturer’s warranty. Check the fine print to ensure that painting won’t nullify the contract. Check to see whether there are any guidelines you must adhere to.
- Durability – Vinyl siding is exceptionally durable, but once the siding has been covered with one or more coats, durability and maintenance will depend on the quality and application of the paint.
- Preparation – Make sure the surface of the siding has been cleaned to ensure proper adhesion.
- Colour – Different colours of siding are engineered to withstand various degrees of heat absorption, making it imperative that you choose a shade of paint that is no darker than the original.
- Expansion – Changes in the weather can cause your vinyl siding to expand and contract, and overlapping seams permit this movement to take place. This can result in periodic colour discrepancies at the seams which should be expected.
Steps we Follow When Painting Vinyl Siding
- Avoid painting on days when it is humid, windy, or excessively hot.
- Use a paint product that is formulated for use on vinyl siding.
- Clean the surface of the vinyl thoroughly.
- Apply primer if needed, followed by two coats of paint.
Steo One: Clean
Beginning with a power wash to remove any loose dirt or mildew.
Step Two: Protect
Use plastic sheeting and tape to protect vulnerable elements of your home such as doors and windows.
Step Three: Prime
Primer isn’t always needed for vinyl siding, but if there is surface damage, the colour is peeling, or the colour has worn away it is recommended. Allow for drying time according to the manufacturer’s directions before applying paint.
Step Four: Paint
Starting off using a paint sprayer or roller and cutting in around window and door frames with a brush. Apply two thin coats, allowing ample drying time in between them.
For all your interior and exterior painting needs including painting vinyl siding, contact the experts at Van Isle Paint in Victoria, BC. We would be happy to arrange for an estimate.
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