Angie Hicks, Angie's List founder: "Painting is a popular project among Angie's List members. During our annual project poll this year, 50 percent of the respondents said they are going to tackle aesthetic projects like painting."
Andy Wagoner, Spectrum Painting: "There are vinyl-safe paints, paints that are designed for darker colors on vinyl. If you have a darker color you want to apply to vinyl siding you definitely need to be sure to get that product. Otherwise, paints are very versatile so they can be used on brick, stucco, vinyl. I'm personally a big fan of painted brick. If someone wants to have that done, we have a process that we do it's one full prime and two finished coats. Generally speaking, when it's properly done the way that we do it, it's going to last about 20 years. The price is dependent on the porosity of the brick, the type of home, things of this nature. But, brick can be painted and results can be spectacular!"