LESLIE: Faded vinyl siding is on Terry’s mind from Maryland. What can we do for you?
TERRY: Well, I’ve power washed it in the past to get it clean and everything. But it’s old and the color’s dated and I’d like to actually change the color on it and get rid of the fading out of it. Is there anyway I can paint it?
TOM: Uh, well, hmm. Painting, no; but restoring it, yes.
TERRY: Without having to replace it. I don’t want to have to replace the entire thing.
LESLIE: But you know what? You would be surprised. There are some great products that, with just a little bit of cleaning and some elbow grease, will really restore that color and you might find you might not need to paint.
TERRY: (inaudible) dated (ph) the actual house. So I’d like to maybe change the color of the siding but it – I’ve used all the chemicals that I can use on trying to get the fading out of it, but …
TOM: Well, there may be one more that you haven’t tried yet. It’s by Flood and it’s called Restora – R-e-s-t-o-r-a. They actually have a low-luster vinyl finish; it’s an exterior vinyl revitalizer. It comes in a gallon can and it’s basically designed for use on vinyl shutters, siding, window trim, soffits, fascia, entry; any vinyl product around your house. And I’ve actually seen before and after shots of the samples of this stuff, Terry, and it’s just amazing how good it comes out. So you may find that even with faded vinyl, if you use this Restora revitalizer, that it’s going to come back and look so good that you may not be so interested in doing something else. I have not found a product that I’m comfortable recommending …
LESLIE: That adheres well enough to sort of stand up to the elements, right?
TOM: In paint. Yeah, exactly. It just – I’ve just not seen it. It’s been tried but I haven’t seen one where I could ever recommend that you’d paint vinyl siding. But I could recommend vinyl restoration and this is an opportunity for you to try that. Flood’s a good company; they make a good product and you might want to give this a shot. I saw some before and after samples of a shutter and I was really, really amazed at how good it came out.
Terry, thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.