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Forum topic by mahdee posted 02-27-2015 01:46 PM 578 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mahdee

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02-27-2015 01:46 PM

Topic tags/keywords: pvc painting question

Hello,
I’ve bever used pvc for a project other than plumbing so, have no idea what is the best way to go about this. I am working on an outdoor project that is utilizing some PVC part that need to be painted. So far the only thing I have read that works well is Krylon™ Fusion brand and Rust-Oleum 2x Ultra Cover Paint+Primer. I have the pvc part sanded with 220 grit and now, I need to decide what to use to paint it with. Any suggestion for the best result?

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#1 posted 02-27-2015 02:06 PM

I’ve used pvc mouldings and trim outside and after scuffing you can paint with anything. As long as you give it some tooth latex works fine.

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#2 posted 02-27-2015 02:23 PM

dhazelton,
Thanks.

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#3 posted 02-27-2015 03:02 PM

Plastics take paint differently. My experience is that sometimes it will come off in strips. For instance paint will not stick to Polypropylene. Where as ABS will take paint well. PVC may take paint well but I would try a sample piece and prime it with auto primer post sanding. sand again and paint.

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#4 posted 02-27-2015 03:06 PM

Check the labels…

Some of the brands you mentioned specifically list plastics.

That said, I paint my plastic house shutters every 5 so years with an exterior latex that specifically lists plastic and vinyl as a surface it properly bonds with. The shutters get too hot to touch in the summer and see 10-15 below zero in the winter, and paint has not peeled.

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#5 posted 02-27-2015 03:15 PM

I’ve had various results painting PVC, that said I have used the Krylon Fusion and it worked well. No cracking/peeling/flaking/whatever after maybe 7-8 years.

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#6 posted 02-27-2015 03:28 PM

Tractors Supply’s IH Red Tractor enamel.
That stuff will stick to anything for decades.
I spilled some on some outdoor plumbing PVC about a decade ago and you still can’t get that stuff off.

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#7 posted 02-27-2015 03:40 PM

Wow. Thanks a bunch guys.. Looks like there are more options than I thought. Appreciate it.

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#8 posted 02-27-2015 03:49 PM

Things that happen by accident will never come off. if you meant to do it it will never stick. If you wanted to paint your white carpet black that stuff would peel off in sheets to reveal white carpet. If you look at it wrong with a glass of white wine in your hand you will stain it.


Tractors Supply s IH Red Tractor enamel.
That stuff will stick to anything for decades.
I spilled some on some outdoor plumbing PVC about a decade ago and you still can t get that stuff off.

- Dallas


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