Asked on Mar 22, 2018

Tips for painting a sheet of PVC board

Janet PanosMogieWhitney


I'm making a cutout of mermaid to be hung outdoors in Florida. I bought a sheet of what they called PVC board. Will there be a trick to painting that? Do I need to seal after painting? Thanks

5 answers
  • Nancy Turner
    on Mar 22, 2018

    You may need to lightly sand to give the paint adhesion to the PVC board. I would top coat it with something like a marine polyurethane to make it stand up to the heat, humidity and rain you get.
  • Erin
    on Mar 22, 2018

    Nancy is right with her advice. I wouldn't recommend anything other than highest quality sign paint, as this will take a weather beating, and isn't going too hold up too long if you use regular paint.
  • Whitney
    on Mar 22, 2018

    Hopefully this article can help you!
  • Mogie
    on Mar 22, 2018

    I like to put a few light coats of poly on most things (wind chimes, etc) that are out in the elements.
  • Janet Panos
    on Mar 22, 2018

    Hello! Acrylic paint works best for signs. Apply a couple of coats of primer first. After painting your sign, apply a marine sealant — something like yacht varnish, to protect your sign from the outdoor elements. Good luck!
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