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SD4905 10-19-2012 11:49 AM

Need advice for painting over plastic tile board?
 
Ok so in my bathroom there is plastic tile board, I know that painting over it isn't a great idea but it looks like crap and I don't have the money to remodel or replace that right now and wont for a while..

So which primer is best? one that is mold resistant?

Which paint is best?

I know that I am supposed to sand the plastic before I paint anything but when I do that the wall just gets smoother, it doesn't seem to get any rougher, how can I sand it correctly?

I know it isn't the best idea to paint plastic but it is really the only option I have right now and I have to do it.

Thanks

joecaption 10-19-2012 04:39 PM

It will look worst when it all starts peeling off shortly.What are you trying to sand it with and what grit paper?

Brushjockey 10-19-2012 04:45 PM

As far as primers-
XIM UMB is very good- I have seen Zinsser makes one called Bondz that says it can handle plastics, I believe there a couple others. but these would be specialty primers, none of the run of the mill stuff has a chance.

SD4905 10-19-2012 05:41 PM

Well what else can i do? i cannot afford to replace it, and wont be able to for a long time. I don't really see any other affordable solution. Any advice?

Brushjockey 10-19-2012 05:42 PM

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see above?

SD4905 10-19-2012 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Brushjockey (Post 1034135)
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see above?

are you sure it will work? any experience with it?

Brushjockey 10-19-2012 05:51 PM

Water+ Plastic+ paint. You ask alot.
No I"m not sure, and some of that comes from that i know nothing about your skills. But you said you had no option, and what would you try. This is what is available that has a hope.
Not the best option, but from what you said would be worth a try. Otherwise do it right and replace.

ltd 10-19-2012 07:17 PM

xim uma bonder . have to go to the paint store for this one:wink:.

joecaption 10-19-2012 07:19 PM

A glued on encloser is about a cheap a fix you can get that would hold up far better and be water proof.

chrisn 10-20-2012 06:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Brushjockey (Post 1034139)
Water+ Plastic+ paint. You ask alot.
No I"m not sure, and some of that comes from that i know nothing about your skills. But you said you had no option, and what would you try. This is what is available that has a hope.
Not the best option, but from what you said would be worth a try. Otherwise do it right and replace.


you are more patient than I:laughing:

user1007 10-20-2012 08:07 AM

Rustoleum makes a liquid primer just for plastics. Krylon makes rattle can paint for plastic.

Maybe if you get everything squeaky clean and put one of the primers mentioned on, then follow with a good paint, you might get something to look decent for a short time. Plan on touching up frequently.

As mentioned you have a lot going against you. A plastic surface to start and then a wet environment.

Sure you cannot make the bathroom liveable with some colorful fluffy towels or something like that?

Brushjockey 10-20-2012 09:28 AM

lolz:thumbsup:

SD4905 10-20-2012 12:12 PM

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Originally Posted by chrisn (Post 1034395)
you are more patient than I:laughing:

? what is that supposed to mean?

user1007 10-20-2012 01:18 PM

Not to put words in Chris' mouth but I think he is suggesting, from experience most of us have encountered with this, that attempts at a fix are going to be futile and you will have to exercise some patience with the process to come to the inevitable realization.

I fear, at the end of all your efforts, you are going to have a situation that looks like painted plastic tiles---nice perhaps for a day---but looking like painted plastic tiles none the less.

You risk creating one of those "Please ignore the hippo in the room with the floral patterned flannel pajamas with feet in them" and could be about to create a worse situation than you have.

Again, can you design around what you have with wall color, towels, etc.? What color are the things by the way? How much surface area do they take up?

jschaben 10-20-2012 02:34 PM

BIN:whistling2:


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