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Problems with Liquid Vinyl Siding or Permacoat

We used liquid vinyl or permacoat to repaint our cedar siding about 8 years ago. The paint has faded and chalked in places where direct sun has hit it. We have washed it as specified but the color now looks terrible. The company no longer exists (bankrupt) and we assume our warranty is no longer valid. Has anyone else had this problem and can we simply repaint or must we replace the siding?

A. Spruce
Re: Problems with Liquid Vinyl Siding or Permacoat

You are experiencing the same problem as everyone else that had the misfortune to use it, which is why the company no longer exists. If the company no longer exists, who's going to warranty it? Question answers itself, does it not?

What can you do? Consult with local paint companies to have your home redone.

Re: Problems with Liquid Vinyl Siding or Permacoat


If your coating is generally still intact, I would try re-painting a section with a quality 100% acrylic housepaint after cleaning the area. You might have the color matched so that it doesn't look too odd while your test panel weathers a bit. If the test holds up OK, then proceed with a general repaint.

You don't have anything to lose. Painting would be much cheaper than re-siding. A quality paint job should still look pretty good after 8 years. Chaulking is not typical of a quality acrylic paint.Fading is more determined by what pigments were used. Some colors are just more fade prone than others. Yellows seem to be more prone to excessive fading.

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