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Old 08-08-2006, 07:06 PM  
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Default Vinyl Paint - PolymatrX - Siding

We have one of the versions of Louisiana Pacific siding on our home, and it is deteriorating. We would like to replace it and then depending on the siding choice, paint it. Looking for the most maintenance free solution.

1st: What is the best siding choice? Hardie Plank (concrete siding), Vinyl, brick, stucco etc...

2nd: What is the best choice for paint. I have read a lot about Vinyl Paint and Ceramic Paint even a paint additive called POLYMATRx (http://www.northstarvinyl.com/polymatrx.asp). These are supposed to be guaranteed for 25 years or more. What is the real deal on these products, are they worth the money? Has anyone used either the Viynl paint or the paint additive? Do they work as promised. Any and all help and information would be appreciated.



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I can't get the link to work, but I would use Hardie Siding if I was planning to paint it later. You will have less trouble with it and it is permanent.

Good quality Sherwin Williams or comparable brands perform well outside in latex or polyurethane base. The more wood you have, the more maintenance you will need to perform. On a wood siding house, cheaper brands of paint are adequate because the wood breathes and expands/contracts and won't hold the paint like Hardie siding. I'd much rather use latex paint outside for the fact that poly and other oil based paints harden and crack.

Polymatrx, I never heard of it.



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Oops, the link had a parenthesis in it, try this:

http://www.northstarvinyl.com/polymatrx.asp

Also, any thoughts on the Liquid Vinyl Paint?

Couple of examples:

Vinyl Paint:


http://www.liquidvinylsystem.com/

http://www.neverpaintagain.com/

http://www.permanentcoatings.com/

http://www.hitekcoatings.com/

http://www.liquidvinyl.org/

http://permeatesealants.com/

http://www.liquidsiding.net/

http://www.rhinoshieldma.com/

http://www.liquidvinyl.com/main.html

Interesting Product - ceramic additive for regular paint - supposed to add insulating qualities:

http://www.hytechsales.com/

http://www.ceramicadditive.com/savings.html

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Ah-ha!

Opinions vary on vinyl paint, my opinion is that a wood framed house needs to breathe. Vinyl siding has small weep holes in the bottom, brick is supposed to have weeps at the bottom, wood siding moves with changes in the weather, so paint breaks at the joints. The products you listed all seal a house tight! This may be better for some homes, I just don't know. I have seen products that seemed like a good idea, cause more damage than good.

Like I said, my opinion.

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My current thoughts would be to use Hardie Backer (concrete siding) and either the vinyl paint or the Polymatrx additive to good quality paint.

I wish I could find out more about Vinyl paint and the Polymatrx additive... the only information I have really found on either are the sales info... no real people feedback. I don't want to spend the extra money if it's worthless, but if the stuff really lasts 25 years or more, it seems like a smart investment...

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I've done a search on every other forum I know of, I found plenty of questions, no answers.

I haven't used it and I don't know anyone who has.

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We all know my opinion....

Already posted.

I would go with Square Eye's first response....no hassles.

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I had forgotten. Here's the link to the fire before;

http://www.houserepairtalk.com/showthread.php?t=162

Some folks got their feathers ruffled on this one!

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Well, that's actually the most discussion I have seen on Vinyl paint on the net so far (besides the people selling it).... I would really like to find out some more info on the PolymatrX product. It's the only one I could find like it and it's a lot cheaper than the vinyl paint, and it mixes with regular paint.... but here again it's not so cheap that I want to toss my money away if it doesn't work, or worse ruin my brand new paint job.... again, any thoughts would be appreciated.... surely someone has used this stuff... I guess it's good that their aren't a bunch of people complaining about it on the net.... no news is good news... not sure if I'm that optimistic....

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[QUOTE=I would really like to find out some more info on the PolymatrX product. It's the only one I could find like it and it's a lot cheaper than the vinyl paint, and it mixes with regular paint.... but here again it's not so cheap that I want to toss my money away if it doesn't work, or worse ruin my brand new paint job.... again, any thoughts would be appreciated.... surely someone has used this stuff... I guess it's good that their aren't a bunch of people complaining about it on the net.... no news is good news... not sure if I'm that optimistic....[/QUOTE]
Well you get what you pay for, I have since talked to many Inspectors across the country...all the guy's tell me ...you need to do a great prep job and maintinence to keep water out of your home.

What ever you do ask to see a job first.



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