my invisible text
Categories
  • TIMELINE

Painting foam PVC letters

<<

User avatar

5 Star Contributor

Posts: 841

Joined: Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:07 am





Post Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:37 pm

Painting foam PVC letters

I have a customer who wants raised lettering on a dibond sign. I was going to use 19mm Foam PVC but now some of the lettering is in a funny green colour. Is it possible to paint foam and if so what sort of paint would I need?

Thanks

John
<<

User avatar

L-Gold Member
L-Gold Member

Posts: 1202

Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:06 pm





Post Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:23 pm

As long as we are talking about the same product, Signex here in NZ or (I think) Foamex in UK, it can be primed and sprayed with auto paints John.
The edges are quite absorbant and need more attention with the primer.
I use the spray cans you get from auto stores for convenience.
<<

User avatar

5 Star Contributor

Posts: 7253

Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2005 11:32 pm





Post Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:23 am

Spray cans have worked for me too, as has ordinary paint.

The key is prepping it well. Key the surface and prime. Make sure the letters are cleaned too after prep, very easy to get a shard of the pvc causing fish eyeing. Which is impossible to touch up.
<<

User avatar

L-Gold Member
L-Gold Member

Posts: 1194

Joined: Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:59 pm





Post Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:06 pm

we use screen tec in stoke on trent, tell them what u want and they`ll mix 0.5 of a kg pantone matched and then roll it on with a foan roller from b and q

might need 2 coats depending upon the colour.

or just flood with vinyl but then youll have white sides

Return to Neon, LED, Lighting



Who is online

Registered users:
Brian Turner

 

About
Contact
Board Rules
Membership
Terms & Conditions

 

Signapp - iPhone & iPad
Signapp - Android
Vehicle Wrap Training
Vinyl Application Training
Vehicle Wrap Accreditation
UK Sign Group
Site Membership
Advertising
Videos
International Sign Association UK
Large Format Review

 

 

Who is Online

In total there are 49 users online ::
3 registered, 0 hidden and 46 guests
[based on past 5 minutes]

Most users ever online was
378 on Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:51 pm

Registered users:
Brian Turner

Copyright © 2000 - 2020 Robert Lambie