01:42PM | 07/25/03
Member Since: 07/15/01
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Hi folks,

What are relative pros/cons/cost of painting vs re-siding with vinyl? If I painted, how long before I'd need to paint again?

Siding estimates are all over - ***** & Total Remodeling are most expensive but their products appear to be better - dont know whether the quality differences they tout are worth the extra money. Any local recommendations?


05:29PM | 07/25/03
Member Since: 07/21/03
5 lifetime posts
If you are going to paint wood I would tall you the same thing I told the person who was going to paint steel. Go with the best product. Conklin makes an acrylic elastomeric. Check it out:

JNK Products www.JNK


04:01AM | 07/26/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
You don't want to use an elastomeric on wood lap board siding as these products are made for masonry. You also don't need the waterproofing properties of this type of product on wood and if moisture gets behind it the peeling you would have will be terrible.

I would go with an exterior oil based primer and finish with one or better yet two coats of an exterior acrylic house paint in satin or semi-gloss. This will still be way cheaper than vinyl siding and you will be able to change the color and look of your house. Also remember that vinyl needs to be washed and it does fade and get tired and old looking.


03:36AM | 07/29/03
Yes, painting is an otion, but if you plan to own your home for more then 5 more year, new vinyl will cost you less then painting. Not to mention that it won't need to be touched up etc. Lastly, and best of all, depending on what market you live in, installing new vinyl will probably add at least 85% of the cost of the siding to the value of your house.

Good Luck!

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