painting vinyl window trim
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When we built our house last year SWMBO decided on white windows, med brown vinyl siding and tan accent siding.

Now she's thinking the white is a little glaring in contrast to the rest of the house.

Is there a good paint for painting vinyl trim?  I'd like to tone it down and match the oak door and columns I've made for the front entrance.

I figure a "trim sprayer" and lots of tape would work best.

Anyone had any good luck? 
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No first hand experience but I recently saw a defying Ask This Old house about painting vinyl siding. Good latex house paint, wash the siding, let dry for a day or two.

You tube should have it

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Interesting -- I was thinking some kind of car paint. Will check Youtube. Thanks
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I would think that vinyl trim needs the kind of paint that goes over plastic.

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The paint definitely needs to flex on vinyl. I would scuff sand, prime, topcoat. I’d also test my process on similar scrap vinyl before committing.


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(11-24-2021, 11:31 AM)Wild Turkey Wrote: Interesting -- I was thinking some kind of car paint.  Will check Youtube.  Thanks

The cost would be prohibitive.

No matter what paint you choose, I would seriously consider scuffing the vinyl with Scotch Brite and then use a good adhesion promoter like BullDog prior to your primer. Them paint with exterior house paint.

Vinyl doesn't hold paint well so the scuffing and adhesion promoter is important. I'd stick with latex because it will expand and contract with the vinyl.
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