Product Spotlight: Primed vs ColorPlus Hardie

Hardieplank offers both prefinished siding (called ColorPlus) and Primed siding (ready to be painted). There are pros and cons to both product lines.

Let’s start with Primed Hardieplank:


Can be painted any color


More expensive than ColorPlus

Paint finish quality

No warranty on paint job.


Next, let’s look at Hardie Board’s ColorPlus Siding:




  • Less expensive than field-painted Hardieplank


  • Superior paint finish
  • No flaking, chipping, cracking or peeling.
  • Color consistency


  • 15 year paint warranty
  • Single source warranty



Color Availability

Color plus is only available in 33 different siding colors and 10 different trim colors.


Hardieplank ColorPlus Siding is a vastly superior product when compared to Primed Hardie Siding. Because of this, Hatch Homes highly recommends using Hardie’s ColorPlus to all of our customers. The only time that we would advise a homeowner to use Primed Hardie Board is when there is a precise color the homeowner MUST have. In almost every instance, Hardie Siding’s robust color palette offers the number of color choices needed to achieve any desired look.

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