5 Tips For Painting Vinyl Siding

5 Tips For Painting Vinyl Siding

Are you ready to increase the curb appeal of your home? A fresh coat of paint is one of the simplest and most dramatic ways to alter the outside appearance of your home. Painting your vinyl siding might sound like an appealing option, but you must be prepared to get the job done right. There are a lot of things to consider before diving right into this sort of project. 

What should you know and do before you head to your local home improvement store for your paint? These five tips will help you make smart decisions: 


Check the Warranty

Have you read the fine print on the warranty for your vinyl siding? You might want to check it again before you pick up a paintbrush. Some warranties will be voided if you decide to paint over top of their finish. Others specify the specific brands and types of paints that you can successfully use. Make sure you understand just what you can and cannot do before you decide to paint. 


Wash the House

There is no way that your premium paint is going to stick to your vinyl siding if it is covered with dirt, pollen, or anything else. The easiest thing you can do is pressure wash the house, but hand washing it will work too. Consider hiring a professional to perform the work so that you do not accidentally damage your siding in the process. 


Choose Lighter Colours

Choosing the right paint colour for your home is about more than just curb appeal. Dark colours tend to attract more heat and can make the inside of your home feel even warmer during a hot sunny day. Lighter colours will reflect the light and deflect some of the heat away from your home. This can make a major difference in the cooling costs of your home month after month. 


Prepare for Year-Round Coverage

It is perfectly normal for your vinyl siding to move around a bit during season changes. When the temperature fluctuates from hot to cold, you may notice that your panels move horizontally, so during the winter, you may have slight gaps between the seams. This means that you will have gaps in colour as well. Consider how this might look during the long winter months before settling on a paint colour. 


Hire a Professional Painter

It is possible to paint your vinyl siding all on your own, but do you really want to? It might take you weeks to climb up and down the ladder  to cover every centimetre of the outside of your home. Instead, you could hire professional painters that have the experience and the tools to fulfill your home project quickly. A professional crew can also help you ensure that you purchase the right products for a long-lasting paint job. 


If you are ready to have some work done and boost the curb appeal of your home, you should really hire people who have experience with exterior painting in Winnipeg. Pinnacle Painting is ready and waiting to help you!