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Old 10-20-2012, 04:34 PM   #16
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You have a lot of choices in primer here, even SW has 1 they say will stick to glass so it probably will stick to plastic. But then you throw in water and it's a whole new ballgame. There are some really good primers suggested here, my suggestion is pick one and let us know how it comes out. I don't believe anyone here can guarantee results in your situation.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:34 PM   #18
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When you say "plastic tile board" what area of the bathroom are you specifically referring to? Is it the tub surround, or shower? Is it some kind of decorative wall paneling outside of the tub or shower? What is the reason for you wanting to paint it? Is it because it looks worn out, or is the existing surface actually worn off, cracked, or worn through?

Sometimes with old bathrooms people get a little carried away with their attempts to seal their showers and it's like they use their elbow to apply silicone to the corners. I wish I was kidding... some people get a small crack in the caulking, or mold/mildew and they just cover it up with another layer instead of digging it all out, letting everything dry out, and then resiliconing. Anyway, sorry for the rant, but regardless of what you decide to topcoat the tile board with you absolutely will need to remove any/all silicone, scrub off any soap scum, grime and other unmentionable things until you have nothing left but a solid clean surface. That is the only chance you have to get any kind of longevity out of this. Also, you will most likely go completely insane if you try and completely remove cured, boogered up silicone since when it's installed properly over a properly prepared area it's like a potent adhesive/sealer. There is a product called SiliconeOFF, or something like that.. it's amazing and worth its weight in gold. The silicone pretty much removes itself, just make sure that you follow the directions explicitly and properly remove any/all residue prior to priming anything.

I cannot stress the importance of proper surface preparation enough, and I'm fairly certain that this will play a huge factor in whether this project holds up or not. Just make sure that all of your finishing products are compatible with one another and follow the directions to the letter.

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I'd try to read that , but with no paragraphs it looks like one sentence, and I gave up.
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I'd try to read that , but with no paragraphs it looks like one sentence, and I gave up.

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You have a lot of choices in primer here, even SW has 1 they say will stick to glass so it probably will stick to plastic. But then you throw in water and it's a whole new ballgame. There are some really good primers suggested here, my suggestion is pick one and let us know how it comes out. I don't believe anyone here can guarantee results in your situation.
Careful. If you have ever seen a glass surface and plastic surface under a high power microscope there is a huge difference.

That said, one of the plastic or high bond primers may work but as said many times for just awhile given the wet nature of the project. And at the end of the day, this is going to look like painted plastic tile.
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Sorry probably should have said it better. SW has a primer that they say will stick to almost any thing even glass so maybe talk to them. Krylon makes a paint for plastic in rattle cans. But again throw in the water and who knows
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In reality most any primer will stick to glass.

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