Painting Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding requires very little maintenance, though it can wear out and fade over time so it’s important to keep it looking fresh by painting vinyl siding.

Most homeowners believe that replacing vinyl siding is the only solution once it starts to fade, but applying a fresh coat of paint can be a much more cost-effective answer than getting brand new vinyl siding.

There are many reasons to paint vinyl siding on your home, including:

  • Your home will be durable, helping it to look better, for longer
  • Painting is more cost-efficient than other alternatives
  • Your curb appeal will vastly improve
  • Exterior paint may increase your home’s value

4 Reasons To Paint Your Vinyl Siding

On average, a vinyl siding can last between 20 and 40 years, even longer if the exterior is well taken care of and doesn’t experience a lot of changing weather conditions. Although vinyl siding can last a long time before it needs to be replaced, it is still prone to fading and standard wear and tear that can be resolved with a fresh paint job.

1. Durability

Applying premium paint helps your vinyl siding resist fading, cracking and even peeling that can sometimes happen with un-painted vinyl.

Good quality exterior paints act as a layer of protection against the elements, ensuring your home is protected during the tough Alberta winters and reducing the need for new siding.

2. Cost Efficiency

Vinyl siding can fade in as little as 10 years if exposed to extreme weather conditions. Replacing new siding every 10 years would be very costly, whereas a paint-protected strong vinyl siding should last up to 40.

3. Curb Appeal

Picking an aesthetically pleasing vinyl paint colour for your siding can help you stand out, (or blend in) within your neighbourhood. Whatever your goal is, you can increase the way your home looks simply by improving your existing siding.

4. Increase Home Value

It’s no secret that having a great-looking home improves its value, so what are you waiting for? Especially if the paint colour you’ve chosen is neutral and improves the appearance of the home, potential future buyers are more likely to be attracted to your home and pay more money to live there.

Our Vinyl Siding Painting Process

On The Spot Painting has over 20 years of experience, so we’ve perfected our painting process to ensure happy customers every time.

Free Consultation

When you contact On The Spot Painting to make an enquiry, we will start by booking you in for a free consultation. We will schedule a date to come out and visit your property to discuss your wants and requirements with you.

During this visit, we will also perform an inspection on your existing vinyl siding and provide you with a free, no-obligation quote so you know what you’re expecting when the bill arrives upon completion.


Preparation begins by using a pressure washer to clean the home’s exterior. Ensuring the vinyl siding is cleaned thoroughly with an appropriate cleaning solution is a key preparation step before applying paint.

Most painting projects require primer to be applied before paint can be applied, but vinyl siding does not typically require a primer unless the surface is pitted or has become porous.

We will also remove any furniture or other items from around your vinyl sided home and mark off any window and door frames so as not to paint anything that shouldn’t be painted.


We take pride in painting siding using high-quality paints with acrylic and urethane resins and tried-and-tested techniques for smooth application. After the first coat of paint, we will let the colour dry before applying a new coat. Typically, only two coats are needed to paint vinyl siding.

Final Walkthrough

When all work is completed and we’ve cleaned up the surrounding area, we always leave plenty of time to do a final walkthrough with the customer. We want to make sure that our customers are 100% happy with the service and the paint colour before signing off on the project.

FAQ’s For Painting Vinyl Siding

Q. Is It A Good Idea To Paint Vinyl Siding?

A. Painting vinyl siding can be a great idea if done correctly. If the right paint and appropriate tools are used which will protect the material, you can extend the life of your vinyl siding whilst protecting your home from external factors.

To request a free consultation, contact On The Spot Painting today.

Q. What Kind of Paint Do You Use on Vinyl Siding?

A. Acrylic resins should be used to paint vinyl siding. Acrylic paint provides great adhesion which means a smoother application and longer-lasting results.

At On The Spot Painting, we only use high-quality professional paints that are proven to work on the surfaces we are applying them to.

Q. Do You Have To Prime Before Painting Vinyl Siding?

A. You do not need to prime your current siding before applying vinyl paint. The area should first be cleaned via power washing to ensure all dirt and mold is removed, then the siding should dry thoroughly before applying the first then second coat of paint.

Q. How Much Does a Paint Job Cost For Vinyl Siding?

A. We can’t provide a quote without seeing your property, so we recommend contacting On The Spot Painting so we can come and visit you first. We will provide a no-obligation quote so you know the cost up-front before we begin any painting.

Q. Can Paint Ruin Vinyl Siding?

A. Painting vinyl siding is not entirely risk-free and if it’s not done correctly, using paint on your old siding may end up costing you more in the long run.

The colour that you choose can impact quality, for example, a dark colour that is darker than the manufacturer’s original coat may cause vinyl warping. This is because darker colours absorb more light, making the material expand and contract.

We will discuss all of your options at the free consultation to make sure you’re fully aware of our recommendations beforehand.