Vinyl and Aluminum Siding Painting

More households in Pleasanton, CA, prefer vinyl and aluminum as siding materials for their homes due to a couple of reasons:

  • Vinyl and aluminum are usually cheaper than other siding materials.
  • They have the appearance and feel of genuine wood without the common wood problems like warping, shrinking, and rotting.

Vinyl and aluminum also have downsides. They can become faded and worn over time, especially without regular inspection and maintenance.

Fortunately, vinyl and aluminum siding are relatively easy to manage and maintain. Painting is the most popular way of maintaining their appearance. It is also a cost-effective way to spruce up a home and can be done by any DIY-er.

But if you’re looking for quality results, hire a qualified professional like Custom Painting, Inc. They have the experience, tools, and techniques to keep your vinyl and aluminum siding looking brand new.

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Benefits of Exterior Siding Painting

No matter what type of siding your home has, painting it brings the same benefits, such as:

  • Aesthetic appeal – Painting your siding can refresh its look and make it more visually appealing. You can choose a new color that enhances your home’s curb appeal.
  • Protection – Paint protects your siding against the elements, including rain, wind, and UV rays. It helps prevent damage to your siding and extend its lifespan.
  • Prevents damage – Paint prevents moisture from seeping into your siding, which can lead to mold and rot. It also prevents insects from making a home in your siding.
  • Cost-effective – Painting is a cost-effective way to maintain and update your home’s appearance.
  • Increases property value – A fresh coat of paint can increase your home’s curb appeal, positively impacting its resale value.
  • Personalization – Painting your siding allows you to personalize your home by choosing colors and finishes that reflect your taste.
  • Boosts energy efficiency – Lighter shades can reflect sunlight and help keep your home cooler in hot weather, resulting in energy savings.
  • Regular maintenance – Painting your siding lets you inspect it for damage or areas needing repair.

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Custom Painting, Inc.’s exterior painting process

As professionals, we always follow a systematic approach when painting exterior siding to ensure a high-quality, long-lasting finish. 

Step 1: Inspection and preparation

  • Inspect the siding for damage, such as cracks, peeling paint, or rotting wood. Address any structural issues before painting.
  • Check for mold or mildew and clean it with a solution of water and mild detergent or a specialized cleaner.

Step 2: Cleaning the surface

  • Wash the siding thoroughly using a pressure washer or a brush with soap and water. Make sure to rinse off all soap residue.
  • Allow the surface to dry completely, which can take several hours to a day, depending on the weather.

Step 3: Masking and protection

  • Cover windows, doors, and other areas that are not being painted with painter’s tape and plastic sheeting to protect them from paint splatter.
  • Cover the ground and any nearby plants with drop cloths or tarps.

Step 4: Sanding and scraping

  • Scrape off any loose or peeling paint with a scraper.
  • Sand the surface to create a smooth finish and help the new paint adhere better.

Step 5: Repair and caulk

  • Fill any cracks, holes, or gaps in the siding with exterior-grade caulk or wood filler.
  • Smooth the caulk or filler and let it dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Step 6: Priming

  • Apply a coat of primer suitable for the type of siding (wood, vinyl, etc.).
  • Use a paintbrush or roller for even application. 
  • Let the primer dry thoroughly, following the manufacturer’s instructions.

Step 7: Painting

  • Start painting from the top down to avoid drips on finished sections.
  • Apply paint using a paint sprayer, roller, or brush. Professionals often use a combination of sprayer and brush/roller for precision and smoothness.
  • Apply the paint evenly and smoothly, making sure to cover all surfaces and edges.
  • Apply one or two coats of paint as needed, allowing each coat to dry according to the paint manufacturer’s instructions.

Step 8: Detail work

  • Touch up any missed spots or imperfections after the paint has dried.
  • Remove the painter’s tape and plastic sheeting carefully.

Step 9: Cleanup

  • Clean the brushes, rollers, and other tools immediately after use.
  • Dispose of paint cans and other waste properly according to local regulations.

Step 10: Final inspection

  • Walk around the house to inspect the finished job, ensuring there are no missed spots or imperfections.
  • Make the necessary touch-ups.

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Why choose Custom Painting, Inc. for exterior Painting?

Custom Painting, Inc. knows that every home is unique. True to our name, we customize our services to meet our clients’ different needs.

We have diversified our services ranging from exterior painting to custom crown molding installation. But our commitment to quality has remained solid through the decades. These are the reasons why we remain one of the best painting contractors in the Bay Area.

Get in touch with us!

If you’re looking for a reliable company to paint your home’s siding, look no further! Call Custom Painting, Inc. at 925-294-8062 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation and estimate.