The previous owner of my house hung a hose reel with screws through vinyl siding. The reel came down and the holes are so stripped that even a sizeable lag has nothing to grip. I think I have to move a few inches to find a stud. But how can I hide the holes? I'm thinking of filling with paintable putty and touching up with paint mixed to match. Any better ideas?
Create a scrap of the existing siding from somewhere where it won't be noticed by cutting a full length section from it. (And then buy a new piece to replace it.)
Cut out the damaged section and replace it with the "scrap" from above.