Asked on Feb 06, 2018

Painting non-paintable caulk

I would like to try to paint non-paintable silicone. Is there a possibility?

  8 answers
  • Ken Ken on Feb 06, 2018
    No, there is a reason they tell you it is non-paintable. The paint will not adhere and will either not spread or will flake off as soon as it dries. They are not kidding.

  • Dfm Dfm on Feb 06, 2018
    Most of the time the paint beads up on a silicone product. When it does appear to have covered the silicon it will peel off. It’s a great product in high humidity areas, is clear so not real noticeable....there are products that are out recently that have some silicon and can be painted.....”siliconized” was the term.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 06, 2018
    build up in layers.........

  • Jennifer | CrazyDiyMom Jennifer | CrazyDiyMom on Feb 06, 2018
    It usually doesn't work to paint the non-paintable silicone. :(

  • TracyRogersIsLoved TracyRogersIsLoved on Feb 06, 2018
    Yes, use primer first from a rattle can or brush it on from a normal oil-based primer can, whichever is easiest for you.

  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Feb 06, 2018
    If you can remove the chalk - replace it with paintable and then paint.

  • Patrick de Schepper Patrick de Schepper on Feb 06, 2018
    I thaught so...thanks anyway!

  • Ron Ron on Sep 19, 2018

    You can paint over non paintable caulk. Use rust-oleum ultra cover paint and primer. It sticks right to it, no pealing or shrinking away. Then after it dries, paint right over it. I discovered this trick on my own and it works. You only need just a mist of paint and you are good to go.