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Are other coatings like Liquid Vinyl Siding?
No, not really. Most competitors purchase ordinary paint from large paint manufacturers through private label programs and re-label it with their own brand. Some disguise the paint by adding ceramic powder or other filler to make it seem less ordinary. Many companies market these paints as 'liquid vinyl' or some other name similar to ours. In reality it is just over-priced conventional paint with a filler that added little appreciable value for the consumer. AM-VI-CO Liquid Vinyl Siding™ is the original spray-on liquid vinyl siding made from its own proprietary formula of high quality vinyl resin. This truly unique coating has been manufactured in the U.S.A. since 1985 and has withstood the test of time and proven to be a superior coating.
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I saw liquid vinyl being advertised by another company?
They may be calling their coating 'liquid vinyl'  but more than likely it does not contain any actual PVC resin and will not live up to the hype it is being sold with. A product technical data sheet typically shows what the material is composed of. Unfortunately, companies selling these imposter coatings will not show it to you for fear of the information exposing their coating as being ordinary paint without any vinyl resin in it. Technically speaking, one can call any latex paint liquid vinyl since it is liquid and all latex paint contains poly-VINYL acetate (PVA). PVA is a vinyl compond needed in latex for film formation. However, it is not PVC (poly-vinyl chloride). Just because a company is calling their paint liquid vinyl does not necessarily mean that it contains any PVC resin. Do not be fooled byimitations or confuse AM-VI-CO Liquid Vinyl Siding with copycats. Always demand to see the Product Technical Data Sheet and verify that the coating being sold is actually what they say it is.
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Does Liquid Vinyl insulate my home?
Yes, it prevents energy loss by sealing cracks and gaps in the siding and can reduce conduction heat loss in the winter and heat gain on hot days. American Coating Products makes no claims as to the extent of its insulating ability or the amount it may reduce energy bills The true value of Liquid Vinyl Siding™ is the benefit it provides such as eliminating future painting bills, reducing exterior maintenance cost, providing a beautiful finish and adding to the property's value. Beware of companies making unrealistic insulation claims unless they have been verified by an independent source. An exterior coating, even with ceramics added, will not provide enough insulation to significantly reduce an energy bill. The FTC has taken disciplinary action against companies making fictitious claims.
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I have never heard of it. Is Liquid Vinyl a new product?
No, this 'revolutionary' coating was initially developed over 45 years ago in Great Britain and has been manufactured in the USA for over 30 years. It's a time-tested coating with an excellent performance history. Since Liquid Vinyl Siding™ is marketed, sold, and installed by independent companies, advertising is generallly limited to the dealer's service area.
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How do I clean Liquid Vinyl?
Liquid Vinyl Siding™ stays cleaner than paint due to its an antistatic nature and smooth finish, It repels dirt does not need to be cleaned as often. When cleaning does becomes necessary, it can simply be hosed down in most cases with an ordinary garden hose. Household cleansers such as Spic & Span or a solution of bleach and water can be used for more stubborn stains. Liquid Vinyl also can be gently pressure washed.
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Am I limited to one color?
No, use a any color you like or any combination of colors. The color possibilities are endless!  find out more
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But I have a brick house?
Liquid Vinyl can be applied over brick if you want it painted. Even if you prefer to keep the brick natural looking the home still has many wooden areas that can be coated such as trim around windows and doors, facia boards, eves, rafters, ceilings, columns, railing, etc. Coating the non-brick areas with Liquid Vinyl will make the entire exterior maintenance-free.
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Can the color be changed or what if a new owner wants a different color?
Yes!   A color change can be done at a fraction of the cost of the opriginal application. Since all the prep wark was completed, the home simply needs to be cleaned and then a light misting over with fresh vinyl with the new color. Only a thin coat is needed since the home already has a thick coat from the initial application. Liquid Vinyl Siding can be painted by using a vinyl primer and latex paint, however, this voids the warranty.
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Can I use to renew old faded aluminum or vinyl siding?
It can be applied over both aluminum and vinyl siding to renew old siding and make it look new again!
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What surfaces can be coated?
Liquid Vinyl Siding™ can be applied over most paintable surfaces such as wood, stucco, brick, block, cement, masonry, stone, OSB, Hardie-Plank® and other cement fiber boards, composite siding panels, primed metal, vinyl and aluminum siding and other surfaces. It is not recommended for use on decking boards, roofing, motor homes, boats and swimming pools.
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Do I need to have my siding repaired before they apply the coating?
Liquid Vinyl dealers take care of everything for you. They will make sure surfaces are in good repair and will repair or replac defective areas. Surface preparation is an essential part of the application process. Your dealer will prepare surfaces according to manufacturer guidelines before applying the products.
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Can Liquid Vinyl be used to stop water leaks?
Liquid Vinyl Siding™ is a long-lasting coating developed as a replacement for paint. Although it is a waterproof film, it should not be relied upon to correct structural problems and areas allowing unwanted water penetration should be corrected before the coating system is applied. The vinyl film is effective at sealing small cracks, filling in porous substrates to make it more water resistant but should not be relied on as the primary source to stop existing water seepageproblems.
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Does the old paint need to be removed and stripped to bare wood?
In most cases old paint that is flaking, loose or peeling can be scraped and sanded but does not necessarily need to be completely removed. Testing existing paint for soundness is part of surface preparation. Unstable layers should be removed until down to sound substrate.
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How much does it cost?
Due to differences in labor cost from area to area, permits required, insurance, etc., a local dealer will need to look at the project to determine its cost. In most areas Liquid Vinyl Siding™ costs less than vinyl siding and slightly more than traditional paint. The actual cost can vary depending on factors such as the type of siding on the home, its general condition, age, etc. Your local dealer will arrange for a representative to look at your home and provide you with a detailed, FREE, NO OBLIGATION QUOTE.
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What if there is not a dealer near my area, how can I get it?
Dealers are independent companies. Unfortunately, there are areas that still do not have a dealer yet. We do not want to deny anyone this fine coating so we make our products available for purchase manufacturer direct in areas that are not being serviced by an official dealer. We supply manufacturer guidelines and technical assistance is readily available. Give us a call to discuss options that are available.
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What does it take to become a LVS dealer?
Dealers are independent companies that concentrate their business activities to marketing, selling and installing Liquid Vinyl Coating. Although we provide complete training, it is helpful to have some marketing or business background or experience. Owning a LVS dealership can be a lucrative venture but like most businesses, it takes time and hard work. For more information call Dealer Services at (530) 419-2517. A dealer coordinator can discuss the specific details with you.
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