Painting on PVC in Washington, MI: Which Paint? How to Proceed?
Furniture, garden armchairs, trinkets, gate … you can repaint many objects with paint. All of your PVC items can be personalized, upgraded, refurbished, or saved from the trash with a fresh coat of paint.
Read on what to consider when painting plastic, and see which paint you can use to get the best result. Remember to keep general safety instructions in mind.
Not all plastics are the same. Some are not plastic (deformable). What all plastics have in common is that they are polymers.
Simply put, this means that plastic is a single, huge molecule made up of individual blocks, which are the monomers.
There are many different types of plastics, and if you are not a chemist, engineer, or anything else, you will only be able to tell them apart by labeling.
However, when painting plastic, it is important to know what type of plastic it is. This is the only way to choose the right paint and avoid unpleasant surprises when painting.
Make sure that the part you are about to paint is made of PVC. This facilitates the choice of paint and helps to identify or avoid possible hazardous substances and the health risks that may result.
How do you attractively transform any PVC object with a new coat of paint without spending too much money?
Which paint to paint on PVC?
PVC is notoriously difficult to paint with standard commercial paints such as acrylic, for example.
Ideally, there is only one method to paint PVC: to use specific paints designed for PVC and plastics.
These paints have a special formula that allows them to stick to PVC and other plastic products.
Most of the time, they are offered in an aerosol can. You can certainly try painting the PVC with other products, but the result will most likely lead to surfaces that chip or scratch easily.
How to paint on PVC?
Plastic furniture, window and door frames, trash cans, vases, etc., can be painted very well, provided you take the right precautions.
However, the plastic must be properly prepared before painting, i.e., cleaned, sanded if necessary, and/or given a special primer.
Damage and irregularities can be leveled. Since you know what material you are coating, you can specifically purchase the right plastic primer and optimal paint.
The best thing to do is choose a paint manufacturer and then buy all the paint system products in their line. So, you can be sure that all the products you use are compatible with each other.
There are some special paint colors for PVC.
Of course, it is not always a must to buy the whole range of products. Many PVC surfaces can be painted with paint without necessarily priming.
Additionally, not all surfaces need to be perfectly smooth or shiny, and not all PVC coverings need to be weatherproof, scratch, impact, etc.
And multiple application is not always necessary or desirable – often it is enough to clean the part to be painted with soapy water, sand it down, and then paint it in the desired color with the spray can.
Choose the color you want from the wide range offered and, if necessary, ask the specialist staff in store for advice.
In short, what you absolutely need to remember: As stated before, do not use the following paints to paint PVC products, as they will not adhere:
Non-plastic epoxy-based paints
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