We bought a house that has weathered vinyl siding, can we just paint over it or will it have to be replaced?
A good vinyl siding cleaner solution is to mix 70% water and 30% white vinegar, it’s great to remove some mold and mildew stains. For something a little stronger mix together 1/3 cup powdered laundry detergent, 2/3 cup powdered household cleaner and one quart of bleach to one gallon of water.
If you don’t want to damage any nearby plants use oxygen bleach and water, at about a 1 cup bleach to 1 gallon water ratio, or use a non toxic commercial cleaner like Simple Green.
Benjamin Moore says that by applying paint to vinyl siding it improves its durability and is actually even less labor intensive than painting wood, masonry, or hardboard surfaces. Because the siding doesn’t retain moisture it’s easy to clean and dries quickly.
Like any other painting project, clean the existing vinyl siding thoroughly, but priming may not be necessary unless there are pitted or porous areas on your house. Then use a paint specifically formulated for optimal performance on vinyl siding.
Yes you can. Make sure it’s clean and buy paint made for vinyl siding. Did this many times.