Vinyl Siding Warp

Exterior Paint Solution


Vinyl Siding Warp: Warping or buckling of vinyl siding panels that have been repainted.

Possible Cause:

Most likely cause is that vinyl siding was repainted with a darker color paint than the original color. Dark paint tends to absorb the beat of the sun, transferring it to the substrate. When vinyl siding expands dramatically, it is not able to contract to its original dimensions.


Paint vinyl siding in a shade no darker than the original. Whites, off-whites, pastels and other very light colors are good choices. Top quality acrylic latex paint is the best type of paint to use on vinyl siding, because the superior flexibility of the paint film enables it to withstand the stress of expansion and contraction cycles caused by outdoor temperature changes.

Siding that has warped or buckled should be assessed by a siding or home repair contractor to determine the best remedy. The siding may have to be replaced.


Interior Paint Problems


Exterior Paint Problems




Caulk Failures

Cracking - Flaking

Foaming - Cratering


Mud Cracking


Picture Framing

Poor Scrub Resistance

Poor Sheen Uniformity

Poor Stain Resistance

Poor Flow - Leveling

Poor Hiding

Roller Marks - Stipple

Roller Spattering


Surfactant Leaching





Chalk Run down
Cracking Flaking

Dirt Pickup
Efflorescence - Mottling
Fading-Poor Color Retention



Nailhead Rusting

Paint Incompatibility

Poor Galvanized Metal Adhesion
Poor Alkali Resistance
Poor Gloss Retention

Surfactant Leaching

Tannin Staining

Vinyl Siding Warp

Wax Bleed



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