Dh did this last year. We remodled our porch and reused most of our old siding but needed a bit more. We couldn't match our color (yellow) & ended up with white. I'll ask him more about it when he gets home tonight and get back to you.
Are you thinking of painting your whole house Misty?
yes, we are gonna paint the whole thing. our house is yellow now, but we want like a clay color. our shutters are black right now, we are gonna get burgandy shutters to go on the clay....with a multi-colored roof (shingles) with the burgandy in it.
Talked to Dh and here's what he had to say... We have vinyl siding that has a texture to it like wood grain. All he did was use outdoor house paint the color of our house. Only prep he did was to make sure siding was clean & dry.
If you have a smooth surface you may have to rough it up first.
He suggests(especially on a big project) going to a paint store & picking their brains for info.
So far what he did has worked for us, no flaking or anything. You can't even tell there was a differant color there. Don't hesitate to go to the paint store, they are a fountain of info! Have fun, can't wait to see how everything turns out.!
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