Painting Exterior Siding on a House
Choosing a color for painting exterior wood siding is a fun part of the design process. Browsing trending exterior house colors can help you find the perfect look. But how do you achieve the color and design you want with the most durable siding you can find?
We’ve put together a quick guide for the inside scoop on how to paint siding (like LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding), along with maintenance tips an easy alternative to eliminate the painting step.
Can You Paint Siding on a House?
You can paint siding! While neutral colors are timeless, many homeowners opt for daring colors that stand out. You may also have a specific color in mind that you want to use to match your design expectations exactly. Regardless, painting siding is a great way to add flair and incorporate your personal style into your home’s exterior now or in the future, if you are seeking a new aesthetic.
Want a quick and easy way to choose bold colors for your home without painting siding? If you’re remodeling your home’s exterior with new siding and want to make the process even simpler, try LP SmartSide ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding, which combines installation and painting into one step. With a smaller pool of popular siding colors to choose from, prefinished LP SmartSide ExpertFinish products make the selection process easier on you—and faster for your installer.
How to Paint Siding: An Inside Look
When you partner with a professional for painting engineered wood siding, you can expect a few key steps to be taken to give you results you’ll want to show off. Check out guidelines below for insight into the process, including easier maintenance you can help with after the job’s done.
Learn About LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim & Siding From Our Experts
Prefinished LP SmartSide siding is a versatile option for getting the colors you want for your home. The collection offers everything from bold reds and blues to classic neutrals—and it’s backed by the industry-leading limited LP SmartSide warranty, in addition to a 15-year finish warranty. Check out the video below to learn more.
Pros & Cons of Painting vs. Replacing Siding
At times, it may be better to re-side your home instead of painting siding. Let’s examine the benefits of each choice.
Advantages of Painting vs. Replacing Siding
If your siding material is a durable substrate in good condition, painting engineered wood siding can freshen your home’s exterior look without covering up any significant siding issues. Generally, this option will be more cost effective and may be a good option for a budget-conscious approach.
Advantages of Replacing Siding vs. Painting Siding
When you replace your siding, you have the advantage of a new, durable substrate that will give your home the ability to withstand weather, impact and more for years to come. And with an option like LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim & Siding, you can get one of the most durable siding solutions on the market in beautiful, long-lasting colors—without painting exterior wood siding in the field.
Check out our siding and trim product page to explore our variety of timeless, durable LP SmartSide product offerings.
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Siding is a protective material attached to the exterior of a house or other similar structure, such as a multifamily dwelling. On a house, siding is what helps defend against weather, impacts and other intrusive elements, such as insects. It also adds curb appeal and can help homeowners express their personal home style.
We’re excited to give you a look inside the re-side project of homeowner Liz Marie Galvan of the Liz Marie Blog. Be sure to read part one of our series with Liz Marie to see her initial preparation for her re-side, including how she used the LP® SmartSide® siding visualizer tool to explore home siding ideas and modern design examples.
There are many factors to consider: the cost to put new siding on a house, hiring a siding contractor, and choosing the most durable siding available. Getting organized can be a challenge, and that’s why we’ve developed an easy to use worksheet to help you plan your re-side. It can serve as a way to organize your thoughts and start conversations with your contractor.