LumberJocks

Painting PVC pipe

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by Betsy posted 1966 days ago 4096 views 1 time favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Betsy's profile

Betsy

2909 posts in 2397 days


1966 days ago

Will PVC pipe take an enamel paint without chipping off before Christmas morning is over?

Thanks

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!


10 replies so far

View Quixote's profile

Quixote

206 posts in 2139 days


#1 posted 1966 days ago

Yes.

Scuff the surface first with a scuff pad, steel wool, fine sandpaper or some abrasive scouring powder to provide some mechanical adhesion.

Final rinse with a vinegar solution ( for the mild acidic wash), and you should be ok for a short term project.

Q

-- I don't make sawdust...I produce vast quantities of "Micro Mulch."

View Betsy's profile

Betsy

2909 posts in 2397 days


#2 posted 1966 days ago

Terrific. Thanks Q!

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

View motthunter's profile

motthunter

2140 posts in 2300 days


#3 posted 1966 days ago

Scuff and use gripper primer first.. It will bond well and hten you can paint as you like. i have used gripper on ceramic successfully too.

-- making sawdust....

View John Gray's profile

John Gray

2366 posts in 2386 days


#4 posted 1966 days ago

You might check with Rustoleum they make some paints specifically for plastics they might work on PCV, I’ve used it and it’s worked good for me. I used it on lawn chairs and it really stays on.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

View lew's profile

lew

9829 posts in 2256 days


#5 posted 1966 days ago

Betsy,

I have sprayed thinned, water based exterior house paint on plastic spoutings/gutters. Holds up pretty well. I did wash it down with vinegar and water solution first.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View angelis's profile

angelis

54 posts in 2409 days


#6 posted 1964 days ago

For the best results use a scuff the surface and use a plastic paint primer. Most places carry the primers in spray cans as well.

View Kindlingmaker's profile

Kindlingmaker

2653 posts in 2027 days


#7 posted 1964 days ago

I use an epoxy chormate primer then any paint will hold fast to it.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

View sry's profile

sry

146 posts in 2109 days


#8 posted 1964 days ago

I’ve used that rustoleum paint specially formulated for plastic on a PVC coat tree I built about 4 years ago, and it’s still hanging on beautifully
Scuff the surface first of course

View Betsy's profile

Betsy

2909 posts in 2397 days


#9 posted 1964 days ago

Thanks guys. I appreciate the tips.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

View HokieMojo's profile

HokieMojo

2094 posts in 2229 days


#10 posted 1964 days ago

When I was modding a desktop computer, I was painting some of the plastic. Unless you are trying to use materials you already own, you may want to check out the autoparts store. There are products called “vinyl dyes”. They cost the same as a can of spray paint and work just the same. It sticks great. If you want, I can see about posting a picture later. Just PM me if you want to see it and I’ll try to post it here. Any clues as to what you are trying to make?

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase