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Painting foam PVC letters


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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?



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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.

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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.

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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

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