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How To Paint PVC Trim

How To Paint PVC Trim

To achieve an appealing look of your exterior PVC trim, you need to first of all know how to paint your PVC trim. This will help you in coming up with the best color option for your trim. First of all, there are two types of painting; painting a new trim and painting over varnished and stained trim. In those cases, there are certain measures to put in place which we are yet to look at. However, painting over varnished and stained trims appear not to be a perfect option. This is because it interferes with the quality and performance of the trim. That is why it is advisable that you go for a pre-painted trimming option to make your work easier. In most  cases you will PVC trims having pre-painted options and that’s why most people would go for PVC, especially our EX-CEL PVC trims.

How To Paint New PVC Trim

Below are two sets of steps on how to paint PVC trim;

Spray-Painting

  1.  Removing the trim and laying it on a table or workbench.
  2. Washing the trim using soapy water then giving it time to dry. In case it is not possible to remove the trim, you can just wash it without removing it.
  3. Scouring the surface using a sandpaper. This creates a perfect surface for the primer to work on.
  4. Spraying the trim while holding the spray can around 10 inches from the  PVC trim. In case you cannot remove the trim then taping off the area surrounding the trim is necessary.
  5. Spraying the trim from side to side without stopping at any place and thereafter giving the primer time to dry.
  6. Applying another top coating of plastic paint, PVC to be specific. In this case you need to be sure of the appropriate paint to use on your PVC trim by checking the recommendations of the maker. You can also apply another extra coating for added durability.

Brush-Painting

  1.  Removing the trim and laying it on a table or workbench.
  2. Washing the trim using soapy water then giving it time to dry. In case it is not possible to remove the trim, you can just wash it as it is.
  3. Scouring the surface using a sandpaper. This creates a perfect surface for the primer to work on.
  4. Brushing on the already-made PVC paint primer so that is accepts a latex coat. You can find such specialty primers at paint stores, hardware stores or even the online sources. This is very important since the latex paint cannot stick to the PVC by itself without the specialty primers. You thereafter give the primer time to dry. In case you cannot remove the trim then masking off the area surrounding the trim is necessary before you begin painting.
  5. Brushing on the latex-paint top coat, since this is the appropriate paint for exterior PVC trim. You can thereafter apply a second coating once the first one is dry.

What You Need

  • Soapy water
  • Masking tape
  • PVC spray paint
  • Latex paint
  • Pry bar
  • 400-grit sandpaper
  • Paintbrush
  • Vinyl primer
  • Work table or bench