¹ Factory applied coatings on VCT products carry a 15 year warranty, available on our
² There are many paint manufacturers that claim their paint is suitable for use with vinyl. Many paints we have tested will indeed
coat your vinyl carriage house door, but are not heat-reflective. The sun's heat is absorbed and magnified by standard color pigmentation,
is intense enough to distort the face of your door. This is not exclusive to vinyl carriage house doors, but vinyl siding and windows as well. Use
of these paints will void your warranty.
As of this writing, The only paint we recommend, and the only paint that will be honored by your warranty when applied outside the factory, is
Sherwin-Williams SuperPaintTM, mixed with their VinylSafeTM color formulation. This is the only commercially available
paint we have tested that not only adheres sufficiently to vinyl, but protects it.
You must follow our finishing guide, available in our
Downloads area, under "Finishing
Documentation", when finishing your door outside the factory.
VinylSafeTM paint is available in their DurationTM,
ResillienceTM, and SuperPaintTM varieties, but out of those three, SuperPaintTM is the only acceptable choice.
DurationTM and ResillienceTM have been known to cause mechanical problems in the past, as often they do not fully cure,
and are therefore not acceptable for use on our Vinyl doors.
Please note: SuperPaintTM is available with or without VinylSafeTM color pigmentation, and
you must specify VinylSafeTM
when you purchase your paint.
Click Here for more information on Sherwin-Williams VinylsafeTM paint
³ If you wish to have the look of stained wood, your door must be finished by us at the factory. There are no commercially available
stains suitable for vinyl as of this writing, and application of stain outside the factory will void your warranty. American Legends is not available with a stained finish.