Kleer Trim products do NOT need to be painted for protection or to retain its Limited Lifetime Warranty. Kleer Trim can be painted to complement other trim colors on a home using 100% acrylic latex paint or other coatings specifically formulated for use on vinyl products. Kleer Trim products typically outperform painted wood surface in adhesion and longevity. Choose a color with a Light Reflective Value (LRV) greater than 55%. If a color with an LRV lower than 55% (dark color) is desired, choose a coating specifically formulated to paint exterior vinyl a dark color, such as Benjamin Moore Vinyl Select. Excessive expansion or contraction resulting from the use of a dark color with an LRV less than 55% is not covered by the Kleer Limited Lifetime Warranty.