Can I Paint Vinyl Siding?

After years and years of coming home to your house every day, you can start to get tired of seeing the same colored siding. When that’s the case, we are often asked what can be done. Well, you typically have two options: you can replace your siding entirely or go the alternate route and paint your siding.

With the right preparation and color choice, you can be well on your way to a brand new look for your home.

Tips for Painting Your Siding

Clean It

Before you paint your vinyl siding, you need to make sure that it’s completely free of dirt, mildew, or other grime. This ensures the paint will stick to your siding. You can clean your siding by either by hand, using a sponge and a mix of one part bleach to 10 parts water, or your can carefully power wash it.

If it’s your first time power-washing, don’t stress! We have some great tips for power washing your siding.

Prime It

This really only needs to be done if you have porous or pitted siding that could absorb the paint rather allow it to sit atop the vinyl. Otherwise, you shouldn’t have to prime your siding.

Choosing Paint

You can’t just use any paint here. In order to ensure the paint sticks to your siding well and last longs, you need to choose good-quality paint that is meant for exterior use on vinyl. You should also take weather into account when choosing the color of your paint.

Heat from sunlight can cause paint to warp if the color is more heat-absorbing. It’s best to speak to a side or paint expert to have them help you decide on the best color for function and style.


When it comes to changing up your siding, don’t hesitate to contact JM Roofing & Siding today! The siding our experts install will protect your home, save energy, improve the appearance and enhance the value of your property.

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