Vinyl siding is a popular and reliable home exterior choice. It is both low-maintenance and easy to clean, plus it comes in a wide variety of colors. Vinyl siding also has an expected lifespan well over 20 years, with some home sources reporting it lasting beyond 60 years, if well-maintained.
However, vinyl siding colors can fade, and uneven sun exposure can leave your home with a patchy facade. While your instinct might be to paint vinyl siding, it’s important to consider the state of your home’s exterior before picking up a few gallons of paint. Additionally, interior paint doesn’t work well on vinyl siding because paint expands and contracts with temperature changes. Instead, vinyl siding requires external latex urethane paint, which contains acrylic and urethane resins, says Josh Riutta, owner of Arizona-based Mikku and Sons Roofing.
If done right, however, painting vinyl siding can be a tremendous value for the price. Here are some instances when you can and should paint a vinyl home exterior.