3 Tips on Painting Vinyl Awnings

An awning.

Painting your awnings is an easy way to change the exterior look of your home without investing a lot of money. You can freshen the look in just a weekend with a little bit of elbow grease. Here are a few simple tips to help you get a great look.

1. Paint Choice

An epoxy-based paint is going to work best on vinyl. This will help the paint adhere to the vinyl texture. If the epoxy-based paint is out of your price range, or difficult to find, you can use a fortified acrylic paint. While this paint will give you even coverage without running off the vinyl, it doesn't tend to last as long as the epoxy paints.

2. Clean the Awning

Before you begin a project like this, you must make sure you clean the awning well. Debris left on the awning can affect the way the paint adheres, leaving you with streaks.

3. Paint Application

You can find epoxy or fortified acrylic paints in an easy to use spray can. While this may sound like a good idea, it can be difficult to get an even job on a large awning. If the awning is larger, you are better off using a roller brush or a wide soft brush.