You Have Choices for Exterior Siding Pain

Written by Roxanne Ecklund on March 14, 2018

Is your siding fading? Are you tired of the current color of your home? Then, it’s time to paint your siding. Wondering how to paint your exterior siding? Here are some of the options to explore.

1. Best Paint for Vinyl Siding

If your exterior siding is made of vinyl, you may think that you can’t paint it, and in the past, that was unfortunately the case. However, through the years, paint manufacturers have developed paint that is specifically designed for use on vinyl siding. This paint tends to be made of a blend of urethane and acrylic resins, which helps the paint to adhere to the vinyl and resist fading.

2. Paint for Aluminum Siding

Metal is becoming an increasingly popular option for exterior siding, and if your siding is made of metal, you need special paint that can adhere to that. Unfortunately, paint for metal siding often has limited colors, and you need to do extensive prep work to ensure the paint sticks well to the metal.

3. The Right Paint for Wood Siding

The great news about wood siding is that it tends to be the easiest type of external siding to paint. You can paint wood siding almost any color, and you can use either latex or oil-based paints. If you like, you can even opt to skip the paint and just use stain, a wood finish, and a sealant.

4. Paint for Fiberglass Siding

If you have fiberglass siding, you generally need to repaint on a regular basis. While the color of vinyl siding is integrated into the actual vinyl, the color of fiberglass siding is only on the outside layer, and it tends to chip and flake frequently. On a periodic basis, you may need to apply a primer designed for use with fiberglass, and then, you can paint the fiberglass your desired color.

5. Paint for Brick Siding

With brick siding, you need to use porous paint. That allows the brick to breathe through the paint, which can be essential to preventing damage and safeguarding the lifespan of your brick work. Depending on the color you choose for your home, you may also need to use a primer to ensure the brick color doesn’t bleed through the paint.

6. Paint Tips for Stucco Siding

Many people like to let the natural color of the stucco shine through, but in some cases, paint can be essential to revitalize the color of the stucco. To paint stucco exterior siding, you often need to start by repairing broken stucco, and then, you can follow that up with a coat of paint. Note, however, that stucco absorbs a lot of paint, and you need to plan accordingly.

7. Best Paint for All Exterior Siding

Rather than using multiple types of paint on your home, consider choosing a product like Rhino Shield. More than just exterior paint, Rhino Shield is an innovative coating that adds color as well as fire resistance, protection from mold and mildew, and insulation to your home. This exterior siding paint is non-toxic, and it has low VOCs. Best of all, it’s guaranteed not to fade or chip for 25 years, and it comes with a 25-year warranty. If you want an exterior paint that can work on a wide range of exterior sidings, you need Rhino Shield. Contact us today to learn more about our products and why Rhino Shield is better than other exterior paint options.