Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Painting

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-19-2012, 11:49 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Default

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

SD4905 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 04:39 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 27,495
Rewards Points: 4,106
Default

Need advice for painting over plastic tile board?


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

joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 04:45 PM   #3
Rubbin walls since'79
 
Brushjockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Mn
Posts: 2,518
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Need advice for painting over plastic tile board?


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.
__________________
"It's better to come here with questions before you screw up than to come here after and ask how to fix them."- JS
Brushjockey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 05:41 PM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Need advice for painting over plastic tile board?


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?
SD4905 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 05:42 PM   #5
Rubbin walls since'79
 
Brushjockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Mn
Posts: 2,518
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Need advice for painting over plastic tile board?


......
see above?
__________________
"It's better to come here with questions before you screw up than to come here after and ask how to fix them."- JS
Brushjockey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 05:46 PM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Need advice for painting over plastic tile board?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Brushjockey View Post
......
see above?
are you sure it will work? any experience with it?
SD4905 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 05:51 PM   #7
Rubbin walls since'79
 
Brushjockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Mn
Posts: 2,518
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Need advice for painting over plastic tile board?


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.
__________________
"It's better to come here with questions before you screw up than to come here after and ask how to fix them."- JS
Brushjockey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 07:17 PM   #8
ltd
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 548
Rewards Points: 508
Default

Need advice for painting over plastic tile board?


xim uma bonder . have to go to the paint store for this one.
ltd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 07:19 PM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 27,495
Rewards Points: 4,106
Default

Need advice for painting over plastic tile board?


A glued on encloser is about a cheap a fix you can get that would hold up far better and be water proof.
joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2012, 06:42 AM   #10
paper hanger and painter
 
chrisn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Hagerstown MD
Posts: 6,831
Rewards Points: 2,170
Default

Need advice for painting over plastic tile board?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Brushjockey View Post
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
chrisn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2012, 08:07 AM   #11
Too Short? Cut it Again!
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 9,634
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Need advice for painting over plastic tile board?


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?
user1007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2012, 09:28 AM   #12
Rubbin walls since'79
 
Brushjockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Mn
Posts: 2,518
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Need advice for painting over plastic tile board?


lolz
__________________
"It's better to come here with questions before you screw up than to come here after and ask how to fix them."- JS
Brushjockey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2012, 12:12 PM   #13
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Need advice for painting over plastic tile board?


Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisn View Post
you are more patient than I
? what is that supposed to mean?
SD4905 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2012, 01:18 PM   #14
Too Short? Cut it Again!
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 9,634
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Need advice for painting over plastic tile board?


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?
user1007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2012, 02:34 PM   #15
jschaben
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: La Crosse, Kansas
Posts: 588
Rewards Points: 502
Default

Need advice for painting over plastic tile board?


BIN

__________________
John Schaben

"Where all think alike, no one is thinking very much"
jschaben is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Re-tiling a bathtub surround BillyB44 Remodeling 39 01-24-2011 07:10 PM
bathroom floor tile job advice needed dbrew Flooring 14 01-23-2007 08:03 PM
Backer board vs. plywood for tile underlayment allpraisebob Flooring 4 01-07-2007 08:44 PM
need contractor advice for laying kitchen tile ng622 Flooring 5 12-07-2005 11:28 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.