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How to Paint PVC Pipe

Another great thing about PVC Pipe that makes it so useful in so many ways, is that you can easily paint it to match whatever project you are working on. There are just a few simple steps that one must follow in order to get the paint to stick and last.

Firstly, PVC Pipe is generally oily and dusty, and in order for the paint to stay you need to thoroughly clean the pipe of all dirt, dust, and oil. You should wash the pipe so everything is gone, and then dry it thoroughly before moving on.

To help the paint stick better to the surface of the pipe it is recommended that you take some fine grain sandpaper and lightly rough up the surface of the PVC Pipe. Paint will stick better to rough PVC than to polished smooth PVC Pipe.

After sanding the PVC Pipe a little, some experts will recommend that you apply a coat of primer in order to help the paint adhere better, and to cover up some of the manufacture markings that may remain on the PVC Pipe surface.

Once the prepping stage is done you are ready to move on to actually painting the pipe. Let's begin.

Once you have an idea of the color of the paint you wish to use, you simply need to go to your local hardware store and buy the paint. Now, if you chose not to apply a layer of primer, you may need to buy special paint that is meant for plastics and fiberglass. Also, spray paint tends to hold better on PVC, so you have that option as well.

Before you actually paint the pipe, remember that PVC Pipe wasn't designed to be painted, so you should test the type and color of paint you chose on a small area of the pipe in order to see if it holds and looks well. If it does, then you are in the clear and can finish painting the pipe or pipes. Good luck with your project, and remember PVC Fittings Direct can supply you with your PVC needs, from fittings to pipe lengths.