Refinish Ridged Plastics and Soft Vinyl
my specially formulated spray
most important part to refinishing plastic parts is
the preparation before you paint. Get it Clean !!!
First clean the surface to be painted of any grease oil and
A good ammonia based glass cleaner like Windex might be a good way to
for fairly heavily soiled vinyl/plastic parts. For tougher dirt, spray
on and let it sit for five or ten minutes before wiping off with a
paper towel or rag, reapply the glass cleaner if necessary.
The next step is to use soapy warm water and wipe the part down with a
sponge, the warmer the water the better. I like to use Dawn or Joy dish
liquid for the soapy solution because of it's good oil and grease
capability. If the part is not that dirty then you can skip the ammonia
cleaner and just use the warm soapy water, the warmer the water the
Dry the part off thoroughly with a clean cloth or towel. Mask any areas
do not want painted with masking tape and paper.
The next step it to wipe the part down with alcohol and a paper towel
clean as a final insurance to remove any oil or silicone. Make
to blow off any lint from the paper towel or rag that may be left
After this you not not want to handle the super clean part with you
hands to avoid getting any natural oil from you hands on the surface to
painted. The use of latex gloves are recommended. Your part is now
to start spray coating.
Spray on an even semi wet coat or two of adhesion promoter let it set
about five minutes then start to use your paint. Spray in even semi wet
let the paint dry between coats for at least five minutes between
Do not try to coat the whole part all in one coat, this will
likely end up in making the pain run. Vinyl/plastic paint is a little
on the watery side than most enamel paints in a can you might be used
So really try to concentrate on putting down thinner even semi wet
to avoid running of the paint. Usually about two to three coats will
you a nice coverage of color. Some colors may require a final clear
finish if a glossier type finish is preferred and this would be your
two coats after your color coat.
Also take note, this paint can also be used on carpets, rugs and vinyl
with excellent results.
Thank for reading this, hope it helps you out with your project.
by Rick Dormoi