Primer and Vinyl Siding

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Old 05-17-07, 12:40 PM
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Red face Primer and Vinyl Siding

I began painting my old ugly light green vinyl siding last year with a much nicer shade of yellow, the problem is that it seems as if the paint is not covering really well. It is going to be really expensive to do 2 coats of paint, should I prime the rest of it to make it go on easier? Will the primer hold any additional heat in that may warp the vinyl and cause more problems? Thanks in advance!
 
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Old 05-17-07, 07:01 PM
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Primer isn't necessary for painting vinyl. It must be clean and you should add emulsa bond to the first coat of paint to promote good adhesion. Yellow has always been one of the poorer covering colors so it may take 2 coats unless you spray. If you use a primer have it tinted yellow also.

Vinyl siding is temp rated so you should never change to a darker color [changing colors is ok, just not a darker, deeper color] Using a quality paint will also help with coverage. SWP has a new line of paint specifically formulated for painting vinyl and they claim you can paint light colored vinyl, darker with no ill effects. I've not used it though.
 
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