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How to Paint PVC Surfaces

PVC can last for years but can quickly become dirty and difficult to keep looking its best. It is used for drain pipes, cladding, windows, doors and more and historically PVC has been a problem surface to paint due to its slick surface most paint will peel, crack or flake away from PVC surfaces. However, Zinsser’s Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Plus is perfect primer for the job.

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Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Plus is a next generation universal water-based primer, sealer and stainkiller that delivers unparalleled adhesion and deals effortlessly with hard to paint interior and exterior substrates such as glossy surfaces, ceramic tiles, aluminium, stainless steel, galvanised metal, vinyl, hardboard, melamine, varnish, plastic, GRP, UPVC, wood, masonry and more.

Surface Preparation

All surfaces must be clean, dry and free from anything that will interfere with the adhesion of the materials to be applied. Remove loose and failing material by scraping or brushing with a stiff bristle brush to a sound edge. Feather sound edges with a fine grade abrasive paper. Remove all visible signs of organic growth and treat the areas with Zinsser Mould Killer & Remover in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Allow to dry.

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Priming

Ensure the surface is free from any contaminants and anything that could interfere with adhesion then degrease overall with Zinsser Universal Degreaser & Cleaner frequently changing the cloth. Prime overall with one full coat of Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Plus in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Allow a minimum drying time of 1 hour in normal drying conditions.

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Decoration

For interior projects decorate with two full coats of Zinsser Perma-White Interior Eggshell, Satin or Semi-Gloss in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Allow a minimum drying time of two hours between coats.

For exterior projects decorate with two full coats of Zinsser Perma-White Exterior Satin or Semi-Gloss in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Allow a minimum drying time of two hours between coats.

Alternatively if you wish to finish the project in your own paint, Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Plus can be overcoated with most good quality conventional paints.

2 comments

  1. Can I apply bullseye primer 123. On plastic wall then wallpaper over it using wallpaper paste

    • Good morning Sue,

      Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 adheres to many types of plastic so this should be OK – follow manufacturers instruction for application. You can then wallpaper over it once fully cured, a ready mixed paste with good grab properties should be used as you will be pasting onto a non-absorbent surface.

      Best regards.

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