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James Hardie Color Plus

James Hardie Color Plus

For the ultimate in performance with James Hardie products, add ColorPlus Technology. This proprietary process involves applying consistent, multiple coats of paint that was created especially for the demands climate places on a home’s exterior siding. The end result is a beautiful consistent color finish that lasts up to 2x’s longer than field-applied paint. A baked-on coating offers maximum durability and resistance to prolonged exposure to freezing climate and moisture contact.

Specially formulated paint stands up to UV levels in a way few field-applied paints can, offering up to 30% more fade resistance. ColorPlus Technology finish comes with a 15-year limited warranty that covers both paint and labor and protects against peeling, cracking, and chipping. Over 41 quality checks are made throughout our proprietary manufacturing process to ensure the quality of the substrate, the texture and the finish. No other manufacturer can match our demanding quality standards. Considering the alternatives? Compare the benefits of James Hardie Siding Products with ColorPlus Technology to field applied paint options, especially on larger buildings. Most of the raw materials used to make James Hardie Siding are extracted and processed near each manufacturing facility.


ColorPlus Process

The ColorPlus Technology Process

James Hardie siding with ColorPlus Technology combines our advanced fiber cement formulation with a factory-applied, baked-on finish. Our products are made using the highest quality raw materials and with our proprietary manufacturing process and equipment, revolutionary finish technology and innovative siding color process, we’re able to provide homeowners a superior siding solution for their homes.


Color Integrity

Siding Color integrity

A critical part of James Hardie ColorPlus technology – includes color accuracy, color-matching James Hardie siding products, consistency of the paint color application, fade resistance and finish longevity.


ColorPlus Palette

ColorPlus Technology Palette

The James Hardie ColorPlus Technology siding color palette was created by color pro, Leslie Harrington, who handpicked the custom siding colors and siding color combinations for each area of the country. Selections were based on regional housing styles, environmental surroundings and extensive research and development.


The Process: Siding Color

Homes built using James Hardie Siding with ColorPlus Technology

James Hardie® siding with ColorPlus® Technology combines our advanced fiber cement formulation with a factory-applied, baked-on finish. Our products are made using the highest quality raw materials and with our proprietary manufacturing process and equipment, revolutionary finish technology and innovative color process, we’re able to provide homeowners a superior siding solution for their homes.

James Hardie – the largest producer of fiber-cement siding in North America – is the only siding manufacturer that controls its product from the initial mixing of the cement to final painting in one facility. To ensure that every board meets James Hardie’s high standards, over 41 quality assurance checks are made throughout the manufacturing process and products are also checked at three outside testing facilities to monitor long-term durability.

The James Hardie ColorPlus technology finish also represents a revolutionary breakthrough. The paint used in the process was made especially for James Hardie siding after more than four years in development and over 2,000 formulas tested. The end result is a durable, low-maintenance finish that lasts up to two times longer, has 30% better fade resistance and adheres up to 400% better than any other paint available. James Hardie backs its ColorPlus technology finish with a 15-year limited warranty that covers both paint and labor.


Color Integrity

Color integrity – a critical part of James Hardie® ColorPlus® technology – includes color accuracy, color-matching James Hardie siding products, consistency of the paint application, fade resistance and finish longevity.

Color Accuracy

Have you ever taken a gallon of paint back to the store because it didn’t match the rest of your project? How would you feel if one side of your house was a shade darker than the rest? James Hardie’s color variance accuracy standards for our ColorPlus technology finish are three times stricter than what’s acceptable for most “store-bought” paints and more tightly controlled than the automotive industry.*

Application Consistency

James Hardie’s proprietary manufacturing process involves applying consistent, multiple coats of paint that was developed especially for our fiber-cement siding. Then, the paint is baked-on in a closely controlled factory environment. Our automated manufacturing process, constant quality monitoring and application of up to 50% more paint – compared to field-applied paint – provides the most consistent paint application at the optimal thickness.

Field Applied Paint vs. James Hardie Siding with ColorPlus Technology

Fade Resistance

Many alternative siding product finishes and paint that’s applied “in the field” can fade quite substantially over time, making the colors dull and difficult to match when repairs or touch-ups are needed later on.

Because our exclusive paint is specifically engineered to withstand the sun’s damaging UV (ultraviolet) rays, the James Hardie ColorPlus technology finish gives you up to 30% better fade resistance.**