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How to paint onto PVC

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks' started by VicoDrive, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. VicoDrive

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    I am looking to replace a wooden sign I once made with another identical one using PVC so its more weather resistant. It will also require being painted. I generally use acrylic on my wood signs and they are more for indoor use, but are there any steps I need to take when it comes to painting on PVC? Does the paint stick? Should it be sealed with something after?
     
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  4. TimToad

    TimToad Very Active Member

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    We lightly sand the edges of the letters and Scotchbrite the faces and then fog coat the first coat. You do have to wait a day to do the second coat, but it covers pretty well and levels really nicely. It creates a really nice hard finish that doesn't need any topcoat.
     
  5. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

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    We spray all of our PVC and we prime with 2 part epoxy (a loto of guys dont prime, but we do) We use BEHR paint, satin. had excellent results....BE SURE you tell your distributor you want exterior pvc
     
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