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Painting Acrylic Letters?

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Dooka, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. Dooka

    Dooka New Member

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    Hello!
    We are painting some 1/4" acrylic sign blanks and letters.
    We were told to use a special latex acrylic paint and primer from Sherwin Williams.
    From what I remember, I always had used a oil base paint.
    Can anyone myth bust or recommend what to use with painting and priming acrylic letters.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Gene@mpls

    Gene@mpls Very Active Member

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    At Indiana Rob's sign workshop it was suggested that we use Krylon Fusion spray paint as a primer... then whatever paint you prefer. Gene
     
  3. ABPGraphics

    ABPGraphics Active Member

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    Akzo Nobel Grip Flex plastic sign paints
     
  4. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    Depending on the size of the job Krylon Fusion or Akzo grip Flex
     
  5. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    Krylon Fusion or if it is just the faces cover with vinyl. Don't that a few times.
     
  6. TammieH

    TammieH Very Active Member

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    We use to use the Sherwin Williams acrylic bonding primer on acrylic and pvc, back in Ohio, it seemed to work well enough.
     
  7. 1leonchen

    1leonchen Member

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    if u use krylon dont use a enamel paint over it. it will curgle.use only krylon for plastics they have nice stock colours.

    i use a plastic auto motive bumper primer followed by the colour match whether pms or pantone works great if need to special colour. very expensive to do it this way but longer lasting finish. faster turn around time. comparison in price is like 20 dollars vs 110 dollars.
     
  8. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

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    2 part automotive epoxy will work also on these and top with latex. we have done it with no issues
     
  9. FS-Keith

    FS-Keith Active Member

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    dont forget to scuff them first before paint
     
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