Just got some PVC electrical conduit to run up the side of my house to
install a flood light.
It's that grey colored tubing. 1/2" O.D., and used to run the wires to the
Before I mess everything up, is it practical to paint this stuff ?
If so, with what type of paint ?
Need to prime first ?
if so, with what ?
Scuff the PVC first with 0 or 00 steel wool. Prime with a good quality exterior
latex primer. Finish coat with exterior latex paint to match your siding. Don't
rush between coats.
New Eagle, PA
I've seen many commercials for krylon's fusion paint. Check it out.
BTW, you might need to scuff the pvc first to both clean off
grease/dirt, and give the paint something extra to bite into. Always
read/follow directions for best results. ;)
tom @ www.CarFleaMarket.com
I would wipe it down with lacquer thinner (it will knock off the
gloss and etch the surface of the pipe about the same as PVC
primer) and use an appropriate color of spray paint. I have used
this successfully and has lasted years.
(top posted for your convenience)
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
DanG (remove the sevens)
Yeah, you want to knock down the gloss.... lacquer, sandpaper, steel
Best to prime it too, and use the house paint. I'm guessing you don't
want to hassle try to find a spraypaint that matches.
If you use pvc cleaner (primer), it will knock the gloss off. A lot
easier than steel wool. PVC cleaner is the stuff you are SUPPOSED to
apply before you glue it. Get the clear stuff, not the purple stuff,
if you are going to paint over it.
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