Behr Paint for Vinyl Siding
Every home painting project comes with a different budget. Depending on the size of the home, the time of year, or even the time in one’s life, a budget can be abundant or limited.
The frequency that you are painting something or refreshing something is also part of the decision-making process. For a ‘Do It Yourself-er’ saving on labour may not be in the forefront of your mind but saving on tools or paint may be what you are focused on.
For a vinyl siding painting project, Behr is a solid option. It (Bher) is more affordable and is a great choice for exterior projects. Behr paint can be a little thicker which makes for excellent coverage and protection from harsh weather conditions.
Behr offers paint and primer in one and the quality of the finished product can last for five to ten years. While there are some sites where you can order Behr paints online, they are an American company headquartered in California and can be found at The Home Depot throughout the city and GTA.
Painting Vinyl Siding
Painting vinyl siding is a faster and more cost-effective way to refresh your home exterior instead of installing new siding. But the preparation for painting vinyl siding can be overwhelming.
When you are working on one room or area in your home, there are so many things to go into it. So working on the entire exterior of a house can take more time and energy than expected.
With the proper planning, this experience can last from two to ten days. Scheduling to paint in the right weather conditions makes a big difference. Making sure the air is at a suitable temperature, that it isn’t going to be humid or windy will help the project and ensure a better finish.
Cleaning Vinyl Siding
Cleaning vinyl, you want to start from the bottom and work your way to the top. Use a cloth or soft brush and make sure that you are washing away dust and debris and any mould or mildew build-up over time.
Making a cleansing spray with “water & vinegar” or “water & bleach” is a great way to remove any staining. But if you would like to use something soapier, you can use dish detergent or laundry detergent.
Pressure washing after the detailed work will get rid of any leftover suds and streaks, leaving a more consistent foundation.
Applying Primer Before Painting
Once the house is dry, which may take a day or two, it is time to prime if you are not using a Behr paint with built-in primer.
Remember to tape off and cover all windows, doors, or details you would like to avoid. Primer is made with adhesive and bonding qualities that make the paint stick to the vinyl surface better and last longer.
Using a primer may not be necessary if the colour you have chosen is darker than your current colour. Otherwise, priming should take one to two coats and three to four hours to dry. After priming, you can fill any holes or cracks, then sand and wipe any parts necessary to create the smoothest possible starting point.
Applying Paint After Priming
Once you have chosen your paint colour, remember to cover any objects or areas you don’t want to drip paint onto with a plastic sheet or something else large enough you don’t mind splattering.
Using rollers and brushes or sprayers in some cases, apply even coat to home exterior. Let the first coat dry before applying the second. Keep in mind the natural expansion and contraction of vinyl siding due to temperature.
If vinyl siding gets too hot, it may warp, and if it is too cold, the paint may crack or flake.
Clean Up Time
Once the painting is complete, pull the tape off windows, doors and details and add any last finishing touches using a brush. When the project is over, Behr paint will be easy to clean and maintain!
And if you have decided that your budget for painting vinyl siding is on the modest side, and you would still like some assistance, don’t hesitate to contact Home Painters Toronto, where we are happy to answer your questions and offer help, no matter what stage of the process you are in.
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