Best Brands of Paint for Fiber Cement Siding

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Some of us have gone through it, and others have gone through it! When your hard work comes peeling off of that siding that you spent hours on painting carefully and deliberately, you just want to throw your hands up in the air and wonder why you even try. It is then that you sit in silence and begin to think what went wrong. You made sure that the siding was prepared well, there was no dust left over, and that your painting was done immaculately. So what went wrong?

It could have been the paint, especially when you’ve made sure that no dust remained on the siding. So if it’s the paint, the question then arises of which brand of paint should you use for your cement siding project? For those who are experienced with this particular type of endeavor, you already know where to go, but what about those who are new to this and just now trying to figure out which paint to use? For those new to it, there are some things you need to know about fiber cement siding such as the pros (there are many) and the cons (which are few). Once you know that, there are other things to consider and then we will list some of the best brands to use for your project.

First off, fiber cement siding is a material that is shaped, formed and made to look like wood yet is resistant to fire, weather and insects. It is made of a combination of cement, cellulose (wood fiber), sand, and water. Using this material is usually environmentally friendly as it will not require frequent removal and replacement, however it would be prudent to check the source of the company’s cellulose as it may not be from a well managed forest. Uses of fiber cement siding are not just for the outside as it can also be used for other applications such as underlaying a floor for rooms that are major culprits of excess moisture such as bathrooms and kitchens. Now that we have that out of the way, it’s time to cut to the chase.

Even though the siding comes in a variety of colors and styles, sometimes you just want to paint it yourself in whatever design you choose.Therefore,  if you are to paint, you should make sure that the paint is acrylic latex-based as that helps seal the color away from corrosion and wear due to weather and atmosphere.

These are, in my opinion, some of the best brands to use for painting fiber cement siding that use acrylic latex (always be sure to ask which ones as there are many types of paint for different types of paint jobs) are:

JohnHardie
Certainteed
Sherwin-Williams
Benjamin Moore

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