08:26AM | 06/30/03
Member Since: 06/25/03
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Hello everyone, my husband and I have just bought a great 1920s colonial. Only one main improvement job--getting rid of the very baby-blue vinyl siding that covers it (this is disney blue folks). Here are my questions: Is it possible to paint this? If so, can we do this ourselves, or do we need to have it professionally sprayed? How does this compare to the cost of completely residing? Thanks!


03:03AM | 07/02/03
There are products that are made to cover vinyl siding, but they are a temporary fix at best. Your best choice would be to have new vinyl siding installed. Several things to look at when replacing:
1. Find a company you are confident in, CHECK references, insurance, etc.
2. Make sure they use a good product. If the walls are not perfect, I suggest Charter Oak from Alside. Check it out @
3. It is better to remove the existing siding, and use Tyvek & an underlayment with the new product.
Just like with any large purchase, take your time, and do your homework.

Good Luck!


02:02AM | 07/04/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
I would go with painting the siding as it will hold paint well if it is prepared correctly and it cost way less than new siding. Also be sure and don't paint it any darker than the siding is now to keep it
from warping but you can paint it any color
you want.

First you will need to wash to remove dirt and mildew and a good product is JOMAX. Then you will need to prime it with Duron Siding in a Can Acrylic Primer and finish with Duron Siding in a Can Satin or Semi Gloss. The satin will give you the same look as the siding had when it was new. You can check at for a lacation near you and read more about this product.

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