Can Vinyl Be Painted?

I have an old bench that I brought from my grandmother's house. It had been covered with a very sturdy vinyl applied with upholstery nails. I really don't want to tear it up, but can I paint it?

  7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 30, 2017
    You can spray paint it with Rustoleum or Krylon for outdoor plastic.

  • Nancy Young Nancy Young on Nov 30, 2017
    Sherwin Williams has a vinyl paint formula that works very well. I repainted exterior shutters three years ago and they have held up very well, no peeling or blistering. Just clean your project with liquid sandpaper first, then apply 2-3 thin coats of the paint with a stiff bristle brush, then sit back and enjoy!

  • Ken Ken on Nov 30, 2017
    Yep. I've had the best luck with Rust-Oleum's Painter's Touch spray.

  • Sharon Sharon on Nov 30, 2017
    I think painting that vinyl cover would be a bad would dry and crack...why not just replace the vinyl?

  • Lea Swenson Lea Swenson on Nov 30, 2017
    Chalk paint can be used.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Nov 30, 2017
    Personally I’ve had trouble using this spray paints on plastics even the ones made for plastics use for Adirondack chairs exposed to the outdoor environment. The finish does not last.

    We wanted to paint PVC plumbing in our laundry room and was recommended this primer at Lowe’s. Worked great on the plastic pipes and has a binding agent for glossy items in it. If you were looking for a sealing binding primer this would be the one to consider. Im now using it for multiple projects its thick like pudding.