CHOOSE THE RIGHT COLOR AND PAINT TYPE FOR LONGER-LASTING BEAUTY
When painting AZEK Siding and Trim, choosing the right paint type and color will ensure a truly low maintenance, long-lasting painted finish. Using paints that do not meet AZEK’s guidelines may cause the product to
overheat, leading to undesirable product defects such as warping, oil canning, or buckling.
RECOMMENDED COLOR LISTS
Easily find the right color and paint product for your next AZEK project by checking out our recommended color lists shown below. Each list showcases a diverse selection of colors available by paint store that meet AZEK guidelines to help you achieve a painted finish that endures beautifully.
REMEMBER: Custom colors should only be used if they are made from a specialty paint with solar reflective pigments.
Paint Type Guidelines
If you’re still not finding the color you want or need additional information on what paint types can be used with our products, please look at the chart below.
REMEMBER: Always make sure your paint is 100% water-based (acrylic) and suitable for exterior application.
||Key Colors Selection Criteria
|Lighter paint colors only
||Must have a light reflective value (LRV) of above 55
||Exterior 100% Acrylic Latex
|Light, medium and some darker colors
||Only use colors that are from a paint manufacture's approved color list for vinyl siding. No custom colors.
||Exterior 100% Acrylic Latex made for Vinyl Siding
|All colors including dark and custom colors
||Not available at most retail locations.
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|Water-Based Solar Reflective Coatings
LRV—LIGHT REFLECTIVE VALUE
The LRV number represents the percentage of light reflected by a color. The higher the LRV number, the more light is reflected. The lower the LRV number, the more light is absorbed. To help understand the scale, true
white has a LRV rating of 100 and true black has LRV rating of 0. You can see this on the chart below.
Exterior trim and siding are constantly exposed to sunlight. When not reflected, light is absorbed as energy and converted to heat. Excessive heat can cause trim and siding to expand and contract. This results in bowing, buckling, or
deforming of the product.
To avoid this, AZEK recommends determining the LRV of your desired color before usage and make sure it follows AZEK’s paint color selection guidelines in the chart above or use the AZEK Recommended Color Lists that list specific colors
that can be used with AZEK.
Paint Manufactures will often display the LRV on paint swatches and/or on their website. If you cannot find the LRV of a paint
you should not use it on AZEK products.