Can I Paint My Vinyl Deck?: Waterproof Coating - CITYWIDE . Paint won’t stick to your vinyl deck. One of the greatest benefits to having a vinyl deck is that, unlike wooden decks, you don’t need to stain or paint it. But because of the PVC make-up of vinyl decking, it also means that paints and stains don’t stand a chance of staying adhered to this surface for long if at all .