July 7, 2022

Can You Paint Vinyl Siding? When, How, And Should You?

Can you paint vinyl siding? That's a question many homeowners struggle with. This article shares the pros and cons and how to do it correctly.

Can You Paint Vinyl Siding?

Yes, you can paint vinyl siding, but there are limitations, and it's not always recommended. So, if you've wondered if you should paint your old, chipped, or damaged siding, you've come to the right place.
In this article, we'll look at the pros and cons of painting vinyl siding and how to do the job right if you must.

When to Paint Vinyl Siding

The exterior of your home is the first thing people see, so it pays to keep it in the best shape possible. When it comes to painting, the question in many homeowners' minds is when can you paint vinyl siding?

There's virtually no limitation to when you can paint vinyl siding. However, you may want to consider your options, especially if you're within the warranty period. Many manufacturers consider the warranty void if you paint the vinyl siding before the warranty period expires.

However, companies such as CertainTeed manufacture vinyl siding that will last years before you need a fresh coat of paint.
Other than the warranty of your vinyl siding, another factor to consider is the cost of repainting vs. replacing the vinyl siding. While painting is much more affordable, the extent of the wear and tear of the vinyl siding may only be repairable through replacement.

Typically, replacing vinyl siding for your entire home may cost anywhere from $5,000 to $14,000, while painting it will only set you back just over $3,900 depending on the size of your house. The final factor to consider before deciding whether to paint your vinyl siding is its condition.

If the vinyl siding is not broken, loose, chipped or warped, a new coat of paint might be all you need to give it a new lease of life.

How to Paint Vinyl Siding

Painting vinyl siding the right way can be a tedious affair. While you can do it yourself, the job is best left to a professional. However, it's important to note that you may have to replace your vinyl siding if it's extensively damaged.

Can You Paint Vinyl Siding?

Damaged Vinyl Siding in West Bloomfield, Michigan | Contact Grennan Construction if you find damaged siding on your home and want to get a replacement estimate.


Grennan Construction has proven to be a leader within the siding contractors industry, serving our customers with integrity while offering a range of services that meet their needs.

We work closely with both James Hardie and CertainTeed to provide you with the siding options needed to make the right choice for any home.

Inspect The Condition Of The Vinyl Siding

Before undertaking a painting job to give your vinyl siding a fresh, new look, you must inspect it and ensure the paint job is enough to return it to its former glory. If your siding has warped, loose, or broken pieces, you'll want to replace them first.

But the question remains, can you paint vinyl siding if it's damaged? Technically, it's possible. However, painting over damaged sections will only lead to further deterioration. Similarly, it might void your vinyl siding's warranty if you're still within the warranty period.

Clean the Siding

The success of any painting job is highly dependent on the preparation of the surface. Therefore, cleaning the vinyl's surface properly is essential. Otherwise, painting over dirty dust, debris, and gunk that might have collected on the vinyl's surface will lead to peeling within a year.

So, how do you prep the surface for the paint job? Start by pressure washing each board thoroughly, ensuring you don't over-saturate the siding. Similarly, ensure the water doesn't get behind the siding as it can cause damage.

Choose the Right Paint

The paint you use will determine how good the final job looks and its durability. Similarly, choose the right paint color. If it's the first time you're painting your vinyl siding, go for a light color - white, light grey, or beige work best.

Can you paint vinyl siding with dark colors? Yes, but it's not advisable as darker colors heat up more and cause the siding to bow and warp prematurely. Fortunately, the best paints for vinyl siding don't come in dark colors.

Still, color is not the only consideration you must make when choosing vinyl siding paint. The ingredients are also essential, so ensure the paint you choose has latex urethane or a similar component, as it boosts the paint job's longevity.

Where to Get Vinyl Siding

There are many vinyl siding manufacturers, but few can match the quality that CertainTeed produces. CertainTeed boasts a vast selection of low-maintenance vinyl siding that blends beauty with timelessness.

From Cedar impressions to stoneface vinyl siding, no manufacturer can match the quality and CertainTeeds' portfolio, which is why they're our go-to vinyl siding manufacturer.

Investing in new vinyl siding or painting your old one can cost a few thousand dollars, so we understand when homeowners want to see previous projects to give them an idea of what's in store for them.

You can visit our project gallery if you're looking for ideas and inspiration before settling on the type and design you want to spruce up your home. Better yet, you can get your free estimate to help determine whether you should paint or replace your vinyl siding.

Exterior remodeling project including CertainTeed siding, and Anderson Windows. Royal Oak, Michigan.

Exterior Remodel using CertainTeed Siding in Royal Oak, Michigan. Completed by Grennan Construction.

Call Grennan Construction for Pricing on Vinyl Siding Installation

If you have any other questions related to siding and other aspects of building or remodeling a home, contact Grennan Construction at 248-462-0224.

Working with Grennan construction:

If you have any additional questions about vinyl siding, please call our office to speak with one of our vinyl siding experts.

Located in Oakland County, Michigan, Grennan construction offers loans for siding replacement in the Oakland County area. 

Our Process:

  • We will survey your property and provide you with an estimate of the cost to replace your siding. The estimate is offered free of charge. 
  • Then, we present a plan for your siding replacement project.
  • Next, you can submit your application for new siding financing. If your request is approved, the company provides you with a loan that you will pay back monthly. Our financing is offered through Synchrony bank, starting from as low as $200 monthly installments. 
  • We install your new siding!

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Home in Highland, Michigan that Grennan Construction installed new CertainTeed Monogram Siding in the color castle stone accented by sterling grey gutters. CertainTeed Landmark Pro shingles in the color driftwood MaxDef. Anderson 100 series windows – black exterior – white interior

Before vinyl siding replacement

Home in Highland, Michigan that Grennan Construction installed new CertainTeed Monogram Siding in the color castle stone accented by sterling grey gutters. CertainTeed Landmark Pro shingles in the color driftwood MaxDef. Anderson 100 series windows – black exterior – white interior

CertainTeed Monogram Siding in the color castle stone accented by sterling grey gutters

Siding Gallery


If you need new siding, the Oakland County siding professionals at Grennan Construction can help. Our estimates are always free, and we offer to finance through Synchrony for those who qualify.


1. Call Us To Schedule Your Free Estimate 248-462-0224
2. Review your Estimate and Schedule your project
3. Enjoys the beauty and security of your new Siding

Do you still have questions about financing your new siding? If so, contact us to discuss your options.

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