Painting grey PVC conduit

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I've looked up how to paint PVC but I haven't seen anyone specifically address the grey UV resistant variety. It seems like paint doesn't like to stick PVC. Who has painted PVC?
 

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I've looked up how to paint PVC but I haven't seen anyone specifically address the grey UV resistant variety. It seems like paint doesn't like to stick PVC. Who has painted PVC?
Hi Mr D,

Spray primer it with a couple of coats, and then brush or spray your paint coats. Should work well enough if you're not constantly handling or banging the PVC.
 

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I paint grey PVC all the time. This time I used some rustoleum spray to paint the cameras and pvc. If its on your house, paint it with the same paint as your house, good outdoor paint with a brush. It will stick.
 

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Some spray paints / primers are specifically designed to stick to plastic.
 

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My wife thought our organic waste recycle bin looked ugly, so she made it whimsical.
Black primer for plastics , then acrylic paint on top. It still looks good three years later.

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Krylon makes paint specifically for plastic. It holds up fairly well.
But if you really want it to last, good house paint with a good primer coat.
Rough up the pvc slightly with some sand paper first.
 

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So then I can put regular exterior grade paint over the primer, right? I should still have some leftover from the last paint job.
Yes, primer made for the paint you are going to use. A coat or two of primer, then your finish top coat.
Remember, you get what you pay for. ;)
 
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