Vinyl and Aluminum Siding Painting

An increasing number of homeowners in the Bay Area, CA, have chosen or switched to vinyl or aluminum siding.

  • Vinyl and aluminum siding are generally cheaper than siding made of traditional materials. 
  • Thanks to recent improvements in the manufacturing process, vinyl and aluminum now have the look, feel, and even grain of wood.
  • Vinyl and aluminum siding can mimic the appearance of the wood siding without the wood’s usual issues, such as warping, shrinking, decay, and pests. 

However, vinyl and aluminum siding have their issues, too. Without regular inspection and maintenance, they become worn and faded over time. Fortunately, these issues can be easily dealt with, and painting is the most common way. Painting is also a cost-effective alternative to a full siding replacement. 

Custom Painting, Inc. offers exceptional professional vinyl and aluminum painting for affordable rates. We use decades of experience and expertise in working with different types of siding to deliver durable and long-lasting results. 

Benefits of painting your siding

No matter what your siding is made of, painting your home’s siding can offer numerous aesthetic and practical benefits. Here are some of the key advantages:

  • Enhanced curb appeal—Painting your home’s siding can dramatically improve its appearance with a new look. It can also enhance the home’s curb appeal by making it more attractive to visitors and potential buyers should you decide to sell.
  • Protection from the elements – A quality paint job can provide additional protection for your siding, shielding it from damage due to sunlight, rain, snow, and other environmental factors. This can help prevent rot, decay, and other deterioration, extending the lifespan of your siding.
  • Prevent mold and mildew – Mold-resistant paint will help prevent mold and mold growth, which can thrive in damp conditions. This is particularly important in regions with high humidity or frequent rainfall.
  • Improved energy efficiency—Certain types of paint, particularly light colors and those with reflective properties, can help improve your home’s energy efficiency by reflecting sunlight and reducing heat absorption, possibly lowering your cooling costs during the summer.
  • Cost savings – While painting your home’s siding is an initial investment, it is a cost-effective way to refresh the appearance of your property compared to more extensive renovations or siding replacements. Additionally, regular maintenance and repainting can help prevent more costly repairs.
  • Customization—Painting your siding allows you to customize the appearance of your home to better suit your personal preferences and style. You can choose the colors and finishes to achieve the look you desire, whether classic and understated or bold and vibrant.
  • Increased property value – A well-maintained exterior, including freshly painted siding, can increase your home’s overall value. Potential buyers may be willing to pay more for a property that has been well cared for and has attractive curb appeal.
  • Preservation of historical or architectural features – If your home has historical or architectural significance, painting the siding can help preserve these features and protect them from deterioration over time. 

Custom Painting, Inc.’s siding painting process

Custom Painting, Inc.’s siding painting process

Painting siding is a task that requires careful planning, preparation, and execution to get the quality finish you desire. Here’s a general overview of how we typically approach painting siding, from assessment to cleanup:

 1. Assessment

  • Evaluate the condition of the siding. Look for any areas that need repair, such as cracks, holes, or rot.
  • Determine the type of siding material (e.g., wood, vinyl, aluminum) and its current condition.
  • Assess the project’s overall scope, including the size of the area to be painted and any obstacles or challenges that may arise.

2. Preparation

  • We clean the siding thoroughly to remove dirt, dust, mildew, and other contaminants. We can use a pressure washer or a combination of soap, water, and scrub brushes.
  • Allow time for the siding to dry completely before proceeding.
  • Scrape any loose or peeling paint with a putty knife or paint scraper.
  • Sand rough areas to create the perfect surface for painting.
  • Fill cracks or small holes with an appropriate exterior-grade filler or caulk, and allow it to dry.
  • Protect the surrounding surfaces, like windows, doors, and landscaping, with painter’s tape and drop cloths.

3. Priming (if necessary)

  • If the siding is bare or has significant bare wood areas, applying a primer is essential to promote adhesion and ensure an even finish.
  • Choose a primer compatible with the siding material and the paint being used.
  • Apply the primer according to the manufacturer’s instructions using a brush, roller, or sprayer.

4. Painting

  • Select a high-quality exterior paint suitable for the siding material and climate conditions.
  • Stir the paint thoroughly before application to ensure even color distribution.
  • Apply the paint evenly using a brush, roller, or sprayer, working in small sections and following the natural grain or direction of the siding.
  • Apply multiple coats as needed, allowing sufficient drying time between coats.
  • Pay attention to edges, corners, and trim, ensuring thorough coverage and a clean finish.

5. Cleanup

  • Remove painter’s tape and drop cloths carefully to avoid spreading paint or damaging surfaces.
  • Clean paint brushes, rollers, and other tools with soap and water or according to the paint manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Dispose of any leftover paint and empty paint cans properly, following local regulations.
  • Clean up any paint spills or drips promptly using appropriate cleaning agents.
  • Inspect the painted surface for any touch-ups or areas needing additional attention.

By following these steps meticulously, we can achieve a high-quality finish that enhances the siding’s appearance and durability while protecting it from the elements.

Why choose our services? 

Every home is unique, with surface issues that must be dealt with. Custom Painting, Inc. customizes our services to meet every home’s specific needs and types. We can handle every step of the surface preparation and painting with ease and efficiency. In our over 40 years in the business, we take pride in our skilled and dedicated paint crew, commitment to using the highest-quality materials, detailed workmanship, safe work practices, and unparalleled customer service. 

Contact us! 

If you’re looking for a quality and long-lasting exterior paint job for your home, look no further! One of the best painting contractors in the Bay Area, CA, will answer your painting and repair needs! Call Custom Painting today at 925-294-8062 or message us by filling out our estimate request form to get started!