I discovered a new method for painting PVC which is going to make the Death by Foam guns look WAY better!
Previously I was using simple black spray paint, which was simply unacceptable. The paint would run, I would have to do several coats, etc… It was just terrible.
I had some extra Rustoleum paint in a can left over from another project, so I decided to give brush painting the PVC a try.
To prep the PVC for paint:
- Sand the PVC (I originally used 300 grit, but that left defined scratch lines in the paint, so I’m going to step up to 500 or 1,000 grit)
- Put on Latex gloves (hand oils destroy the paint surface)
- Wash the PVC with soap and water
- Rinse the PVC with water
- Dry the PVC
- Paint with a fine bristle brush
- Let dry
- Spray on Clear Coat
As I said on #1, I used too course of a sandpaper (300) so you can see defined scratch lines through the paint. The PVC just needs to be roughed up a little bit to give the Rustoleum a good grip. I’m going to try a 500 or 1,000 grit and see how that works.
My goal is to do just one coat of paint, and then clear over it for a nice, protected, finish.