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Posted by Jason on March 6th, 2002 03:42 PM
In reply to Painting Vinyl Siding.... by Dodgeman on March 6th, 2002 12:24 PM [Go to top of thread]

Greetings Dodgeman,

Don't do it! I know companies that sell paint for vinyl siding, it's a trap.

This is why,

Let's say you paint your house on a nice summer day. The paint will go on easy and life is good!

Fall rolls around and now you have little white vertical lines where one panel overlaps another because the siding is contracting.

No problem, you brake out the paint and not only do you touch up the lines, you out smart this problem by pulling back the seems a little and working the paint into the seams.

It gets colder and now your siding can't contract. It is buckling and poping and something has gotta give.

Spring comes and it is starting to look not so bad.

Then summer, the paint you put in the seams won't let it expand. The bowing and buckling is out off control.

By this time you are ready to rip it off or move to a log cabin!

I have seen this done before against my better judgement. (well, not the log cabin part)

Are the shadow lines wear marks from shrubs or branches?

Best wishes,

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