Cost to Paint Vinyl Siding
Find the average cost to paint vinyl siding yourself compared with the cost of hiring a contractor. Use your ZIP Code to adjust the cost to where you live so you can decide to do it yourself or hire a pro to do the job.
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. Another plus: latex paint makes cleaning up brushes and rollers easy.
A painting contractor will charge $2,387 to prepare, wash and paint a 1,000-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 $225, the cost of the paint and cleaning supplies. If you don’t own a power washer, budget about $70 a day to rent one. This is a labor-intensive project that will take a homeowner working alone a good 42 hours from start to finish. But you’ll enjoy the good-looking results for a long time to come!
National Average Cost
Paint Vinyl Siding
- DIY 48%
- PRO 52%