Can I Paint My Porch Store Railing?

In a world of seemingly endless choices for outdoor porch products, there are several local and online places for you to buy outdoor railings. And then there is The Porch Store – a company you can trust that focuses on quality, design, craftsmanship, and customer service.

How To Paint Your Porch Store Railings

We offer a wonderful selection of railings, sleeves and caps kits, and other elements to accommodate any design preference needed. These railing components are available in black or white and do not need to be painted. However, if you do want a different color, there are solutions!

Porch Deck Railing PVC Branches

If you are using one of our TimberTech railing kits, we do not recommend painting them. Painting these kits will void your manufacturer’s warranty. No painting or staining is required with these products. However, if you are using our PVC railing panels in conjunction with wood components, these of course can be painted to match or stained. See our installation instructions with wooden handrails here.

For durability and excellent performance, all of our PVC railing insert panels and sleeve and cap kits can be painted to create whatever custom look you wish for.

Cathedral picket railing with Hermitage sleeve and cap kit over posts


Our paint recommendation is Sherwin Williams Pro Industrial Multi-Surface Acrylic – the preferred brand among builders nationwide.

Pro Industrial Multi-Surface Acrylic is specifically engineered to provide high hide and good stain resistance. This exterior, self-priming, waterborne gloss acrylic can be applied to clean surfaces, making it ideal for use our panel inserts and hermitage sleeve & cap kits.

Can I Paint My Porch Store Railing?

It provides excellent color and gloss retention and is great for use on a variety of substrates. Pro Industrial™ Multi-Surface Acrylic is a dryfall-type coating that provides alkyd-like hardness. It is ideal when multiple substrates need to be painted, but only one product purchase is desired.

Available in a wide range of colors, Sherwin Williams Pro Industrial Multi-Surface Acrylic is the outdoor gloss that dries fast and is easy to apply by brush, roll, or spray.

Clean Your Railing Before Your Paint It

For best results, never apply paint to a soiled railing surface. Be sure that all weather residue is carefully removed to give you a clean canvas on which to apply the acrylic gloss paint.

If soap and water do not give you the clean result you are looking for, use denatured alcohol. NEVER USE SOLVENT-BASED CLEANERS, such as acetone – as it may damage and compromise the railing material.

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Painting Your Porch Company Store PVC Railings And Components

If you want to keep your railing in timeless white or black, there is no need to paint, as both color choices are readily available. For detailed guidance, be sure to read our guide on How To Paint PVC.

The do's and dont's of painting your porch store railing


Use Sherwin Williams Pro Industrial Acrylic. If you choose another paint, at least make sure it is a vinyl safe formula.

  • When purchasing the paint, be sure to ask for a “vinyl safe” formula.
  • Clean the surfaces to be painted thoroughly, using denatured alcohol to remove stubborn stains.
  • Use a primer ONLY if you are painting panels that have had adhesive applied. If so, use Sherwin Williams Extreme Bond Primer. Otherwise, no need for primer, and just use the Sherwin Williams Pro Industrial Acrylic.


  • Do not use solvent-based cleaners such as acetone.
  • Do not paint the TimberTech handrails
  • Do not hesitate to ask us about any questions or concerns before you start the cleaning and painting process. We are just a phone call way at 615-730-8067.

A Wide Variety Of Railing Styles To Create Your Custom Look

The Porch Store offers a tremendous variety of railing styles to choose from. They feature the body and substance of wood without the character flaws or necessary maintenance that wood requires. These railing designs are available in white or black, in thicknesses of 1-inch, 1.25 inches, and 1.5-inches.

Chippendale: Elegant and tasteful with a hint of geometric interest. We also offer variations of our classic Chippendale design with our Chippendale II panel, and Chippendale III panel.


Picket: The renowned classic style.


Craftsman: Think of it as a picket with an elevated perspective.


Branches: This design is full of whimsy and woodland charm!

Porch Company Railing Branches PVC

Marquise: A delightful mélange of pattern.


Window Pane: As the name implies, an introspective view of your outdoor spaces.


Waves: Coastal elegance takes you to a far away place — perfect for waterfront porches.

Southern Cross: “X” marks the center point spots of these panels.


Drummer Boy: A melodically, fluid, playful design with structure and whimsy. We also offer a Drummer Boy 2.0 design with a tighter footprint and closer picket structure


Jackson: A stoically, enclave-like design.

custom front porch addition in Brentwood TN

Cathedral Scroll: Pretty and refined in design, shape and style.


Cathedral Picket: A neoclassic twist on the traditional cathedral style.


Double Cathedral Picket: Twice the detail with repetition creating a unique framework.


Your Total, Professional, Trusted Source For Advice On Beautiful Railings And Unique Porch Components

The Porch Store has a team that handles your project from the initial phone call, to design, to free estimates, to manufacturing, to shipping, and installation guidance.

Not sure where to start? Send us an email or give us a call. 615-730-8067, option 1. [email protected]



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