Need to paint a plastic canopy that is above the bay window.
TYhe original looks like lead flashing colour.
I have tried B&Q both the standard paint and the possibility of mixing
the paint to my requirements.
The colour they can mix in a matt finish is only done in a 5l tin, all
i need is 750ml tin.
Anyone recommend anywhere else.
On 9 Dec 2003 05:01:35 -0800, chip firstname.lastname@example.org (ian) wrote:
The main problem is choosing a paint that will stick to this
particular plastic. If not chosen carefully, you may find it will
flake off. You really need a paint that retains some flexibility after
it's dry. To make a lead-coloured paint, find a grey colour that
matches lead, and add a little bit of silver. That should convince
most people. What *might* stick is *smooth* grey Hammerite (not the
normal hammered-effect Hammerite, because that won't look like lead).
Might be a good idea to key the plastic first (every square inch of
it) with some slightly coarse sandpaper, and wipe it clean with white
spirit to make sure all crease (inclusing human skin oils) are
I did see the plasticote range, they only do the paint pots in those
pots, probably take at least 10.
I thought about spray, but would take hours to mask up, very
I did see the hamerite range, but i was told that if its painted over
existing paint it will blemish and peel off very quickly.
Dont want to take all the paint off as its plastic and dimple affect
so wouldnt be possible.
Paint needs to be flexible due to heat of the sun, work on plastic and
Looking like i may need to buy the 5L tin, i could always sell it on
to my neighbours. Some of them have painted their canopies silver and
it looks so cheap and stand out like a mile.
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