- RobenMember@robenJoin Date: 2014Post Count: 1
Hi everyone, I’m new here so may not have done this properly.
I want to paint a two storey house.
Top storey, New- vinyl cladding. Not peeling or powdered, but still good original colour.
Bottom storey, Old- cement render. With cracks, that I can repair easily.
My question is, if there is a paint I can use for both? Understand it depends on the prep coat,
but just want to get out of it with ordering one lot of paint if I could. Any ideas?
Thanks Ron.BennyModerator@bennyJoin Date: 2002Post Count: 1,416
I see you have recently joined us – Welcome !!
Sorry, I can't help with "one paint type", but your post prompted me to ask a couple of questions that may (or may not…) help somewhat.Quote:Top storey, New – vinyl cladding. Not peeling or powdered, but still good original colour.
What I know of as "cladding" is often metal with a kind of colourfast surface (i.e. meaning "never needs painting"). Is that similar with the vinyl? I don't know the stuff – the fact that it "doesn't need painting" would not preclude the point that it "may be possible to paint it". I just don't know. Do you have a local friendly paint shop that can help out?
Maybe try three or four "local paint shops" until you find one who has "been there, done that" or has seen/heard of it happening. Where a business operates for many years, the owners do collect a lot of "war stories" that might help in your situation.
Can't think of much more than that right now, but good luck with your search,