Textured Stucco Paint on Composite Siding: Can It Be Done?
LESLIE: Alright. Now we’ve got Dan on the line calling in from Ontario, Canada with a question about a drafty home. How can we help you?
DAN: To try to explain this stuff, you know the backer boards – what they put on cabinets?
TOM: Yes. Mm-hmm.
DAN: OK. Now picture that made in tile but 4×4 sheets.
DAN: And it’s white and it looks like it’s got this stucco tile.
TOM: Yeah, it’s called composite siding. So what’s going on with it?
DAN: Well, I’d like to know if I could put this – they’ve got this paint, OK? It’s like a stucco? I was just wondering if I – could I put that kind of material on this fiberboard?
TOM: Well, you can generally paint fiberboard or composite siding with anything that you – with any typical exterior-grade paint. It doesn’t require a special paint. In fact, it actually requires quite a bit of paint. Because I used to joke that that kind of siding stood up as long as you painted it every day before you went to work. It’s not known for its durability, you know?
So, any paint that’s a good-quality exterior paint should work. Now, are you trying to get a textured look to the places?
DAN: I’m trying to get that stucco look.
TOM: Yeah, the stucco look. OK. Well, if it’s a paint product that’s designed to do that and you’ve researched the paint product and it is a good-quality product, I don’t see any reason why it won’t work.
DAN: Well, you’re telling me more than what these two guys knew at the paint store.
TOM: Just tell them you want to buy more stuff; they’ll agree with you.
Good luck, Dan. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.
DAN: Well, thank you. I enjoy your program. It’s very informing.