How to paint on plastic
Surely you have at home many containers and objects that over time have worn out, lost color, shine, or have simply changed the decoration and that container no longer makes sense. Now you can choose to change it or paint it, recovering its shine and giving it another color.
Painting household objects, furniture, or plastic vases or chairs can be a form of entertainment, but above all to renew the space, to recover joy, to re-release something.
And it is that when we paint something old, it recovers shine, presence, completes us a little more and that makes us feel better, in addition to saving money and all this becomes personal satisfaction.
Paint plastic step by step with paint spray
For that, today we are going to explain step by step how to paint plastic, this element so common in any home, office, garden, business. It is everywhere and what better than to give it life, recover it and recycle it instead of throwing it away.
Although you have to know that NOT all surfaces are suitable for painting, plastic floors, laminate floors, bathtubs, shower stalls or countertops are an example of what not to paint.
1. Clean and polish the plastic before applying any spray
Cleaning the object is easy, with detergent and warm water you can get rid of dust and embedded dirt. If you see it necessary, you can use a scrub brush, this is very useful for garden objects.
Then polish the surface with sandpaper, preferably 220 to 300 grit.
To do this, rub the plastic surface in a circular motion using gentle pressure. In this way, the spray paint will adhere better to the surface.
Finally, rub with a cloth moistened with alcohol to remove any remaining dirt. In this way, we will prevent the paint from peeling off in the future. Or if you prefer something faster, you can use the Isopropyl Alcohol surface cleaner Pintyplus
This step is more creative and very simple. With electrical tape, cover the parts of the plastic object that you don’t want to paint. If you want to paint it all in the same color, don’t cover anything, but if you want there to be different sections you will have to protect the parts that you do not want to paint.
3. Primer for plastics
With Primer spray for plastic Pintyplus, you will increase the anchoring power of the paint to the plastic. This step is useful like alcohol on the surface to remove dirt. We seek that the paint adheres well to the object and does not come off over time.
Spray on the surface at a distance of 25 cm and allow it to dry for approximately 15 minutes.
4. Start painting with spray paint
To avoid the problem of stains and splashes of spray paint, we recommend that you do it in a clean area of objects and with an extended bag to avoid staining soil or other surfaces.
It is preferable that you paint outside the home, but if you are going to paint inside the house, it is recommended to use Pintyplus HOME spray paint since its water-based formula does not smell and is easy to use. It does not stain because it does not splash, although it is always recommended to protect around the object to be painted.
Choose the color you want to paint your object with. Pintyplus EVOLUTION paint sprays offer a wide variety of colors, spray paints work perfectly on plastic.
Shake the can vigorously during 1 minute after the mixing balls sound (except the gloss varnish, which does not contain it). Spray from a distance of 25/30 cm, applying thin and quick layers, first horizontally and then vertically. It is advisable to spray two thin layers instead of one thick layer in order to obtain uniform coverage and avoid paint sags.
5. Design and touch-ups with spray paint
If you have decided to make a design and have applied electrical tape to cover areas of the object, it is time to uncover them and cover the dry area and repeat the process. Now with another color that you like.
Or use Stencils for spray painting Pintyplus to give an original design to the object.
As you can see, it is very easy and fast to paint with Pintyplus spray paint.
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