Vinyl and aluminum siding require regular maintenance and repair, just
like any exterior painted surface.
Repainting these kinds of surfaces helps:
- Restore weathered or faded siding to nearly the original factory
- Change your home's color scheme
- Protect your siding with the latest coating technology and
quality paint products
Is it possible to paint vinyl and aluminum siding successfully?
answer to this frequently asked question is "yes."
adhesion can be affected by the wax or silicone layer common in
newly-installed aluminum siding, and by plasticizers in vinyl siding,
these compounds are removed naturally by time and weather.
paint on vinyl and aluminum siding is actually easier and less
labor-intensive than its application on wood, masonry, or hardboard
surfaces. Because they do not retain moisture, these sidings dry off
quickly and are easier to clean.
Use a brush, roller, or spray
equipment to apply paint on these surfaces. In most cases, a primer is
not necessary;apply two coats will provide optimal protection and
General Care: Cleaning
Before you begin
painting, hand-scrub or power wash your surface to clean away any mildew
or chalk, to ensure maximum adhesion and to avoid staining.
To clean your surfaces, products such as our Moorwood® Multipurpose
Cleaner & Brightener (063) are ideal. No matter which cleaner you
use, remember to rinse surfaces thoroughly with clean water after
For power washing, use caution with your pressure
settings so that you do not damage the siding or remove sound paint.
Take care also not to use power washing around windows, doors, vents,
soffits, or other openings.
General Care: Priming
prime any bare aluminum areas, and be sure to prime any pitted or
porous areas in vinyl siding. For this task, we recommend Benjamin Moore
Fresh Start® All Purpose 100% Acrylic Primer (023).
surfaces are prepared, apply two coats of a high-quality exterior paint,
such as MoorGlo® 100% Acrylic House Paint (096) or MoorGard® Low Lustre
Latex House Paint (103). Both are available in ready-mixed and custom
With vinyl siding, avoid using a color deeper than your
original siding shade. Darker colors absorb more heat, which can cause
your siding to warp and result in additional repairs and expense.
For coating both vinyl and aluminum siding, products such
as our MoorGlo 100% Acrylic House and Trim Paint (N096) or MoorGard Low
Lustre Latex House Paint (103) are ideal choices.
offer superior adhesion due to the presence of alkyd emulsion. When
combined with an acrylic latex resin and premium quality pigments, the
result is a superior, flexible coating that is able to withstand wide
fluctuations in temperature.
They also provide excellent gloss
and color retention, and can be applied in temperatures as low as 35
degrees Fahrenheit. Another benefit—they are formulated to resist mildew
growth, dirt and fumes.
washing the siding each spring will maintain your home's appearance and
extend the life of your paint job.