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Hello, My house has aluminum - vinyl sidings which has the

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Hello,

My house has aluminum - vinyl sidings which has the color of white, the kind of white like this screen page. I would like warmer colors.

The house gets mildew on the north side, which I wipe off every few years.

1. Can the siding be painted over?
2. Will washing erode the paint?
3. If I decide just to re-paint the trims with warm colors, will it look okay with this kind of white?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Rick replied 3 years ago.

Rick :

Welcome, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I will do my best to help you with your issue

Yes you can paint aluminum siding. The paint will last as long as a coat of paint on any wood siding maybe longer.

Rick :

You can use warmer colors. Paint sample strips typically have compatible color choices

Customer:

Even tho, the newly painted siding is washed with household product?

Rick :

I don't understand your question. If you mean will the new paint be washable then yes exterior paints are washable

Customer:

My concern is that the new paint color will begin to fade from washing?

Rick :

Not from washing but if you paint a dark color it can fade from the sun. but usually the side of the house that faces the sun will fade uniformly so you won't really notice. The color will fade even with aluminum siding with the original paint

Customer:

Thank you

Rick :

You're welcome!

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