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Is it possible to paint vinyl siding?

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It is possible to paint vinyl siding with latex urethane paint intended for exterior use. A color the same shade or lighter than the existing siding color is best, as it reduces the risk of warping due to heat absorption.

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The ideal time for painting vinyl siding is on an overcast day with low humidity and mild temperatures. Scrubbing the siding with cleaner and a soft-bristled brush helps remove debris, chalk, mold and mildew for a smooth, professional look on the painted siding. A paint sprayer or roller works for applying the latex paint. A brush is necessary for corners or edges. Two coats of paint is usually enough, but an additional coat is sometimes necessary for full coverage.

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