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RE: painting vinyl gutters

To: "Ben Zwissler" <>, <>
Subject: RE: painting vinyl gutters
Date: Sat, 28 May 2005 04:34:01 +0000
taupe, to my eye, is a tan color.  what she really wants is "eggshell".  what 
caught *my* eye was the $1.29/10-ft. price on vinyl guttering at home depot, 
sold in any color you want, so long as it's white.   I'd happily buy any 
off-white color, were it available.

I'm not so much concerned about the actual color as the gutters have only to 
match the brick, which shouldn't be too difficult, and they'll be ten feet off 
the ground anyway.  what worried me was flaking or scratching of the paint, 
revealing the white underneath.  I'd like to not have to do this more than once.


> I'd say if you want color go with aluminum.  My experience with painting any
> type of vinyl or plastic is that it won't hold up for more than a few years.
> We just put up "putty" colored vinyl siding with dark brown aluminum
> gutters.  You might be able to special order the vinyl in colors but I know
> that you can't get vinyl in any colors darker than the "putty" color
> ("beige" or "tan"?) due to its inability to resist sun fading.  The siding
> guy said they used to offer something darker but the manufacturer
> discontinued it due to excessive warranty claims for fading.
> I think taupe would be on the edge of how dark vinyl could go -though I've
> never really understood what color taupe is.  It always looks beige or tan
> to me when my wife points it out.

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