How can I effectively paint a utility plastic sink for my garage?

by Ann
  2 answers
  • Mogie Mogie on Aug 29, 2018

    Krylon Fusion for Plastic and Rust-Oleum Paint for Plastic stick to most hard plastics, so they are likely to work regardless of whether your sink is acrylic, polypropylene, fiberglass composite or any of the other plastics commonly found in laundry sinks these days. A woman who answers technical questions for Krylon said the only plastics that typically don’t bond well are flexible ones such as vinyl and rubber, as well as some polyethylenes that have an oily surface.

    Krylon and Rust-Oleum sell their plastic paints only in spray cans, so dealing with overspray is critical. You’d need to completely cover surfaces other than the sink where paint droplets might land. Mask off walls, the floor, cabinets, even the drain trim and faucet. Wear a mask and goggles.

    A less messy alternative would be to use Rust-Oleum Specialty Plastic Primer, a brush-on paint that bonds to plastic and allows you to use standard paint as a topcoat. (Krylon used to make a brush-on plastic paint but discontinued it.)

    • Ann Ann on Aug 29, 2018

      Thank you so much, Mogie. Appreciate it so much. Will be quite a pain to mask off all the cabinets and all. But that white sink is a pain to keep white. It’s in the garage, but I still would like it to be white. So I may brave it and try it. Thanks again. Ann

  • 2818713 2818713 on Sep 04, 2018

    If you'll be filling it with water regularly, maybe consider a kind of paint made for boats? They are tough and really stand up to the wetness.