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What Kinds Of Home Siding Can Be Painted?

What Kinds Of Home Siding Can Be Painted?

There’s no better way to update the exterior of your home than with a fresh coat of paint. It repairs the signs of wear and tear, and modernizes a fading paint job. But before gathering your supplies, you may want to consider the type of siding on your home. Here are some of the most common types of home siding and information on whether or not they are paintable:

 

Vinyl Siding

Over time, vinyl siding can fade and chip due to sun exposure or harsh climate. While it can be painted, a few precautions are required to ensure a high-quality result. Be aware that painting the siding will void any warranty that may be active. Also, it’s important to prime your vinyl siding before you paint it; otherwise, the paint may not stick. Heat absorption is an important function of this exterior, so make sure to choose a colour that isn’t too dark – otherwise, it may absorb too much heat and cause structural issues where the seams overlap.

 

Stucco Siding

Stucco is one of the easier sidings to repaint, but take note of any cracks or patches; these should be fixed before you paint. It’s also important to thoroughly clean the stucco with a pressure washer to ensure an even application of paint goes on. Make sure to check the weather before you plan a day of painting – any water will ruin all your hard work. When done correctly, stucco paint can last up to 20 years.

 

Brick Siding

Bricks are a natural house exterior, but their colour can be worn down by the elements. In that case, you might desire to repaint. Bricks can be painted, but be warned: this may decrease the value of your home. It’s difficult to remove paint from bricks, so if you plan to sell your house in the future, potential buyers may be deterred by your colour choices. Painting bricks also decreases their structural integrity. The resilient properties of this material are compromised by a layer of paint. Although it may be more aesthetically pleasing, painted bricks are less strong than natural ones. 

 

Wood Siding

Wood siding can be painted, but it may need to be stripped first for the new paint to stick. A good way to test this is by doing a tape test. Pick a small area to apply your paint of choice, then leave it to dry overnight. The following morning, put a piece of tape on the painted area and rip it off. If the paint comes up, then your wood siding needs to be stripped before it can be repainted. Lastly, use high-quality latex paint to ensure an even application.

If you have questions about painting the exterior of your home, Pinnacle Painting can help. Our expert painters are equipped to handle any paint job, whether it’s on vinyl siding or stucco. We offer exterior painting in Winnipeg. To avoid damaging the exterior of your home, leave the paint job to the professionals, and call Pinnacle Painting today.