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Best spray paint for polyethylene chairs?

Mafumov
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Best spray paint for polyethylene chairs?

Hi wondering what the best spray paint and/or process would be to paint these blue polyethylene Acapulco chairs to a matte orange (light and bright)

 

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MitchellMc
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Re: best spray paint for polyethylene acapulco chairs?

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @Mafumov. It's fabulous that you've joined us and many thanks for your question.

 

The challenge with applying a coating onto a flexible medium which stretches is that spray paint is non-flexible. Because of this incompatibility, you would expect the non-flexible coating to crack and peel away. You could try Squirts spray paint as it has the best adhesion characteristics for a range of plastics. However, I am not confident that it will be suitable for your proposed use. 

 

Let me mention @TedBear to see if he has any ideas.

 

Mitchell

 

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Mafumov
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Re: best spray paint for polyethylene acapulco chairs?

Great thank you Mitchell, that's great to know. All advice greatly welcome, cheers

 

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TedBear
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Re: best spray paint for polyethylene acapulco chairs?

I like your thoughts on what to consider on this issue @MitchellMc . Thanks for the tag. I wish I had a good answer, but unfortunately paint properties is not something I can claim any expertise in. I would probably have sprayed them and wondered why the paint cracked.

 Perhaps  @ThalmannDirk may have some ideas. 

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