Cost to Paint Vinyl Siding

Cost to Paint Vinyl Siding

How much does it cost to paint vinyl siding? The contractor cost to paint vinyl siding is $2,288 vs. doing it yourself for $250. Enter your ZIP Code and adjust the cost for where you live.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Diy Logo Hours Pro 29.9 DIY 37.5
Money Pro $2059 DIY $250
Per Square Foot Cost
Per SF Cost $1.47 Total Cost

By Gene and Katie Hamilton

Vinyl siding was created to withstand the elements and not require painting, but there’s plenty of old vinyl out there that could use a new topcoat finish. The key to painting vinyl siding is to use a good quality, acrylic latex exterior paint that will be flexible and withstand climate changes, and still provides a good bond to the vinyl siding. A water-based acrylic exterior paint is a good choice because it goes on easily and has leveling properties, so it adheres to both smooth and textured surfaces. And latex paint makes cleaning up brushes and rollers easy. Here's a link to Sherwin-Williams which has a paint formulated for vinyl siding: VinylSafe and How to Paint Your House's Exterior.

A painting contractor will charge $2,228, which includes labor and material, to prepare, wash and paint a 1,400-square feet of siding. That preparation is extensive, including cleaning the siding with a pressure washer to thoroughly remove debris and dead bugs, and then washing the surface to remove all mildew, mold and tree sap. When it’s dry, the paint goes on.

You can do the job for $250, the cost of the paint and cleaning supplies. If you don’t own a power washer, budget about $75 a day to rent one. This is a labor-intensive project that will take a homeowner working alone a good 37 hours from start to finish. But you’ll enjoy the good-looking results for a long time to come!

Is this too big of a job to tackle yourself? You can find a painting contractor who has the skills and tools to do it right. Click here to get to Home Advisor and it will open in a new tab and you’ll have to answer some basic questions about your job followed by contractors in your area to do the job.

The bottom line: compare the price of a contractor’s bid to paint vinyl siding with what it costs to do it yourself and make your decision. You adjust the cost to where you live by adding your ZIP Code.

Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2020

Would you do this project?

Poll Results

DIY 49%
PRO 51%

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