Beautiful and timeless—James Hardie® offers some of the best home exteriors you can find on the market today. The exceptional fiber cement material has tougher and more durable qualities than other traditional siding options. If you had James Hardie siding installed years ago, painting it is an efficient way to spruce things up. It also allows you to update the beauty and maintain the strength of your home.
Here are some tips on and concerns about painting your James Hardie siding:
Preparing to Paint
Homeowners do not have to worry about applying primer before painting their Hardie siding. All you need to do is thoroughly clean the exterior walls with a garden hose to remove any dirt or dust. Gently sanding your Hardie siding before rising it will also help your new coat of paint to last longer than expected.
Remember to check your caulking before any painting is done. Most professional installers use caulking with a 15-year warranty. Replacing both your siding and caulking at the same time can help you save on remodeling service costs.
Choosing the Paint
The type of paint you use on fiber cement siding, particularly James Hardie, is an important factor in ensuring a successful exterior painting project. Choose a 100 percent acrylic paint for exteriors since oil-based paints will not work as good.
If you are using James Hardie ColorPlus siding, be aware that repainting it will void your current finishing warranty. However, selecting a paint that meets James Hardie’s specifications will keep you product warranty intact.
Hiring a Professional Exterior Painting Contractor
A professional home addition and exterior painting company can help you confirm whether the paint you want or have chosen meets strict manufacturing standards of James Hardie. More importantly, skilled and thorough application is critical for making sure that you get the best possible results.
Ready to repaint your exterior home? Reliable Remodeling is here to assist you. Call us at (205) 988-9194 or fill out our contact form to get connected with one of our specialists. We proudly serve customers in and around Hoover and Vestavia, Alabama.