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How to paint plastic and UPVC

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When painting exterior plastic and UPVC, you need a primer with outstanding adhesion. Here we show you how to achieve the best results.

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Steps

1. Surface Preparation

All surfaces must be clean, dry and free from anything that will interfere with the adhesion of the materials to be applied. Remove loose and failing material by scraping or brushing with a stiff bristle brush to a sound edge. Feather sound edges with a fine grade abrasive paper. Remove all visible signs of organic growth and treat the areas with Zinsser Mould Killer in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Allow to dry.

2. Priming

Ensure the surface is free from any contaminants and anything that could interfere with adhesion then degrease overall with methylated spirit frequently changing the cloth. Prime overall with one full coat of Bulls Eye® 1-2-3 Primer Sealer in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Allow a minimum drying time of 1 hour in normal drying conditions.

3. Decoration

For interior projects decorate with two full coats of Zinsser Perma-White® Interior Matt, Satin or Semi-Gloss in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Allow a minimum drying time of two hours between coats.
For exterior projects decorate with two full coats of AllCoat® Exterior Satin or Gloss in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Allow a minimum drying time of one hour between coats.

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