I've just replaced my bath waste pipe where it is fixed to the outside
of the house as it was literally crumbling to pieces. I now need to
paint the pipework black, and was wondering what paint was recommended
for this type of application. (I'm thinking that the reason it was
crumbling in the first place was because the previous occupier had
painted the pipe with something unsuitable).
Yup. I painted a new grey stack black to match the rest of the guttering
etc, and simply used gloss direct - no primer. Gave it a good clean first
with sugar soap. It outlasted any of the woodwork, etc.
*If we weren't meant to eat animals, why are they made of meat?
Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW 12
(i) it was probably UV light that killed the original
(ii) the key is getting a key onto the plastic. You may find that
something like a solvent that attacks the plsatic, wiped over the
surface, will roughen it up to get a good bond. You can get such as
'solvent weld' type stuff. It smells pretty much like cellulose
thinners, so a possible approach might be to use car cellulose prmers
sparyed on (use a bit of board behind the pipe to avoid sparing the
wwall) and then followed up with a spary coat of car matt black or whatever.
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