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1. Choose the right color

Since vinyl siding can change shape all year round, finding the right color is important. Choose a paint with acrylic and urethane resins that will help the paint adhere to the vinyl siding. Choose a color that matches the color of your vinyl siding or appears lighter. Darker colors absorb more heat and can lead to warped panels. A latex urethane paint made specifically for outdoor use is the best option for vinyl siding paint. Ask a professional painter at a hardware store to find the right vinyl side paint that will last.

2. Mix the cleaning solution

A simple mixture of a gallon of water, 1/3 cup laundry detergent, 2/3 cup powdered house cleaner, and one liter of liquid oxygen-based bleach can be used to clean the exterior of a house. Use the cleaning solution by applying it with a sprayer and scrubbing the siding with a rag or soft brush. You don’t need a sprayer to clean the siding, but it can speed up the process. After cleaning, be sure to rinse off any remaining residue and allow the siding to dry.

3. Primer and paint

If the paint on your vinyl siding has worn off, consider priming the siding. You can paint the siding with a paint sprayer or roller. Use painter’s tape to cover moldings and other areas that you don’t want to paint. Finish the first layer by using a brush on the edges and corners.

4. Let the paint dry and apply the second coat

Let the first coat of paint dry before applying the second coat. The second coat takes a full day to dry before you inspect the house to see if any areas need an extra coat.

5. Clean up

Once the second layer has dried, you can start peeling off the painter’s tape around the taped off areas. Also check to see if any stains need touching up.

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