Guide To Painting L.P Or Hardie Plank Siding

For people who have existing L.P or Hardie siding already but would like to have a different design, it is possible to paint the siding. However, you should prep your home prior to painting. The absolute first step is to inspect the house. If any improper installation, dry rot, broken pieces, etc… are found those need to be addressed first. The second step and also an important one is the scrape, sand & power wash your home. Depending on the different material the power washer needs to be set to between 1300-1600 PSI so the siding doesn’t get damaged. Once that has been completed the home needs to be masked to make sure there is no overspray on windows, doors, driveway, etc…

The day is finally here to paint the house. The sun is shining (ideally between 50-85 degrees Fahrenheit) the birds are chirping and the painters are painting. The sprayer is set to between 10-15 PSI to give it a nice soft yet durable first coat. With the new or existing siding, there already is either a coat of primer or coats of paint. Which results in 2 coats of paint on the exterior. The paint used and is recommended is Sherwin WIlliams Exterior Acrylic Latex Super Paint. Sherwin Williams has this to say about their product “Count on SuperPaint® Exterior Acrylic Latex to deliver outstanding performance and protect against the elements. Cold and frosty or hot and humid, this formula goes on smooth and resists fading and peeling. And thanks to its advanced acrylic resin technology, you’ll enjoy outstanding adhesion and color retention. SuperPaint offers a dirt-resistant and mildew-resistant coating.” They don’t lie. This paint has been proven and tested for the highest-rated durability for the exterior of the home. Not only does it give your house the protection it needs but there are over 1700 paint colors/sheens/tones that you can choose from. Simply put, when painting your home, why choose Sherwin Williams? Because they’re the best!

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