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    Default Painting PVC Pipe?

    I am making some dog agility equipment from PVC Pipe. I want to make it look nice so I was looking for the best paint that adheres to PVC.

    I have done a search and came up with Krylon Fusion Paint (specially formulated for plastics). However, I checked the local hardware stores and they don't stock it.

    I found an order online, (I&J Print & Sign Supplies), but they said because it is flammable postage is $17.

    Anyone know other options of paint I could use on PVC?

    Any ideas are appreciated, thanks.

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    Makka

    Before anyone flames you with a DAS (do a search)

    http://www.woodworkforums.ubeaut.com...ight=pvc+paint

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    It sounds like the pvc will be subject to some abbrasion, so using weathershield etc will not last,You will probably need to use an industrial primer first.Check the Dulux industrial range.

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    Thanks larry, what a dummy I am.. was accidental I swear.. no excuses though.

    Thanks tools, I'll check that out.

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    I have painted all my PVC pipes and other plastic items, like the exhaust fan obove the shower. To get "normal" paint to stick, I use that etching primer stuff plumbers use. It's cheap and it works.

    It provides a good base for paint to stick to and years later they still look great.

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    conwood

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    A cheaper and safer way to etch PVC is with acetone. Plumbing primer is carcinogenic. you could also try 'ezyprep' from you local paint store, makes paint stick to virtually anything.

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