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Painting Plastic (by Roy [AL]) Aug 13, 2017 4:51 AM
       Painting Plastic (by RB [MI]) Aug 13, 2017 5:13 AM
       Painting Plastic (by Vee [OH]) Aug 13, 2017 5:17 AM
       Painting Plastic (by RR60 [VA]) Aug 13, 2017 5:18 AM
       Painting Plastic (by Roy [AL]) Aug 13, 2017 5:50 AM
       Painting Plastic (by AllyM [NJ]) Aug 13, 2017 5:53 AM
       Painting Plastic (by Homer [TX]) Aug 13, 2017 6:02 AM
       Painting Plastic (by John2 [MI]) Aug 13, 2017 6:10 AM
       Painting Plastic (by Ken [NY]) Aug 13, 2017 6:34 AM
       Painting Plastic (by Roy [AL]) Aug 13, 2017 10:48 AM
       Painting Plastic (by LindaJ [NY]) Aug 13, 2017 1:20 PM
       Painting Plastic (by Lynda [TX]) Aug 13, 2017 4:35 PM
       Painting Plastic (by Janet [KY]) Aug 13, 2017 7:21 PM
       Painting Plastic (by MikeA [TX]) Aug 13, 2017 7:36 PM
       Painting Plastic (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Aug 14, 2017 12:58 AM
       Painting Plastic (by Roy [AL]) Aug 14, 2017 4:14 AM
       Painting Plastic (by Rocking Bear [FL]) Aug 14, 2017 4:32 AM
       Painting Plastic (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Aug 15, 2017 12:28 AM
       Painting Plastic (by Blue [IL]) Aug 15, 2017 8:36 AM

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Painting Plastic (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Aug 13, 2017 4:51 AM
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I have a rental house that has a deck railing made from the smooth glossy vinyl plastic parts that you buy at Lowes. I noticed yesterday my departing Section 8 tenant has left me some cigarette burns on top of the railing. Replacing these plastic railing parts would be too time consuming.

I am considering just painting over them but not sure if there is a Primer that will adhere to plastic that has a slick glossy surface.

Anyone here have experience with painting plastic? Would Bin Zinzer work?

Plus, I am officially done with Section 8,...no more for me.

--68.63.xxx.xxx




Painting Plastic (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Aug 13, 2017 5:13 AM
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Ask Sherwin Williams. ( Aerosol ) --71.13.xx.xxx




Painting Plastic (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Aug 13, 2017 5:17 AM
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Not only time consuming but expensive, last I saw those 8ft sections were well over 150 plus hardware, I would ask a body or boat shop, this is a lot like fiberglass repair which boats have had a long time and within 15-20 years car bumpers have plastic repairs. --76.188.xxx.xx




Painting Plastic (by RR60 [VA]) Posted on: Aug 13, 2017 5:18 AM
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Light sanding to scuff it up some.

Then Peel Bond or Peel stop --73.177.xxx.xx




Painting Plastic (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Aug 13, 2017 5:50 AM
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Vee,

You are correct, those 8ft. sections are horribly expensive. I did not build this railing (I would have used PT lumber) but inherited it from the previous owner,...who was a total idiot I might add. Without a permit, he had re-plumbed the entire house in a way that would have made Rube Goldberg proud. All of it had to be torn out and replaced just to get water to move down hill. --68.63.xxx.xxx




Painting Plastic (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Aug 13, 2017 5:53 AM
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How about the stuff people use to paint plastic model planes if they still do that sort of thing. --73.33.xxx.xxx




Painting Plastic (by Homer [TX]) Posted on: Aug 13, 2017 6:02 AM
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I would sand the piece that need painting with 320 grit sand paper, clean it very good with dish soap and water, then apply bulldog adhesion promoter. This can be found at your local auto body and paint store. After a 10-15 minute flash time, use a rattle can to apply the new finish. Should stick as long as the adhesion promoter is used and is clean. --75.141.xxx.xxx




Painting Plastic (by John2 [MI]) Posted on: Aug 13, 2017 6:10 AM
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Just go to any home center they have spray paint designed for plastic. I've used it to paint footballl helmets and pvc.... if the burn are deep- I'd fill them with epoxy or caulk then paint :) --24.231.xxx.xx




Painting Plastic (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Aug 13, 2017 6:34 AM
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Class C neighborhood I wouldn't spend much time on it,the next tenant will probably smoke also and won't care --24.25.xxx.xxx




Painting Plastic (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Aug 13, 2017 10:48 AM
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Ken (NY)

When I really think about it, you are right. My next tenant will probably smoke too and do the same thing. I do not mind my tenants smoking, I just wish they had sense enough to use an ashtray. --68.63.xxx.xxx




Painting Plastic (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Aug 13, 2017 1:20 PM
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Home Depot and Lowes, and even Walmart have spray paints made for plastic. If it is a color that is close to what you have, you will not have to be perfect. --96.236.xx.xx




Painting Plastic (by Lynda [TX]) Posted on: Aug 13, 2017 4:35 PM
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Yes, what Homer and John call 'rattle cans' is what I use. Cheap stuff at Walmart is @$10, but get the cans especially for plastic--a little more expensive @$16. I have spray- painted all my plastic outdoor furniture to match my new black wrought-iron set. Get the glossy not matt finish. Looks great. I didnt even sand or fill a similar cig burn, just went right over it with several light coats. It filled itself in. --108.87.xx.xxx




Painting Plastic (by Janet [KY]) Posted on: Aug 13, 2017 7:21 PM
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Sand the places and maybe fill hole in with

white window caulking ? It is weather proof, should

stand the weather. I have those 6 ft sections of

vinyl fencing, they are expensive. People walking

down the sidewalk keep kicking my fence down for

some reason.

Perhaps put a concrete flower pot with sand up by the

railing for them to put their cig butts there.

--74.236.xxx.xxx




Painting Plastic (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Aug 13, 2017 7:36 PM
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I've used white nail polish on a poured marble counter top with a cigarette burn and it has held up for over 5 years now. Maybe just touch up the burns with a little nail polish, even if you have to reapply every couple of years it is fast and cheap enough. --74.196.xx.xxx




Painting Plastic (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Aug 14, 2017 12:58 AM
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Roy,

Spray cans made for plastic furniture. We freshen up our plastic pool table each Summer.

BRAD --68.50.xx.xxx




Painting Plastic (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Aug 14, 2017 4:14 AM
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Thanks for all of helpful tips here. It looks like spray paint for plastic is the #1 choice here. What about cig. burns on the faux marble vanity top in the bath? Spray it too? --68.63.xxx.xxx




Painting Plastic (by Rocking Bear [FL]) Posted on: Aug 14, 2017 4:32 AM
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replace all vanity or other tops with something durable, don't be cheap in these areas.

--71.55.xxx.xx




Painting Plastic (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Aug 15, 2017 12:28 AM
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Roy,

Faux marble tops: we've been experimenting with various products. Check out RustOLeum's Counter Top Resurfacer. Trick is the kit is made for a whole kitchen so line up a few tops to do at once.

Or

Clean it, scuff it, bonding primer, spray speckle paint, clear epoxy coat. Quick, cheap, and easy. It's not granite but it looks waaay better than an old faded and burned top.

BRAD --68.50.xx.xxx




Painting Plastic (by Blue [IL]) Posted on: Aug 15, 2017 8:36 AM
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Rustoleum has special paint for plastic. I use it on flower pots, works great.

Can you sand the burns out? This goes for the bathroom vanity also.

More reasons I quit renting to smokers. --75.132.xxx.xx



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