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What paint works on plastic?

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Specialty formulated spray paint works on plastic; Krylon Products Group makes a highly praised no-prep superbond paint for plastic that they claim makes painting plastic possible. Fusion for Plastic is offered in 37 different colors, including flats, satins and glosses. This brand of spray paint dries to the touch in 15 minutes and is fully chip-resistant after seven days.

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Fusion for Plastic can be found at Michael's Craft Stores as well as at a host of other hardware stores. Another brand to consider is Rust-Oleum specialty Paint For Plastic spray. This one says it renews and restores plastic mailboxes, lawn chairs, storage lockers and more in one step while providing superior adhesion and long-lasting durability. Rust-Oleum specialty Paint For Plastic spray comes in 11 colors and can be purchased at most Wal-Marts and many hardware stores. Valspar Plastic spray paint is another option that is said to work for rigid plastic surfaces. It is available in nine colors and takes two light coats; pick it up at Lowe's or other home improvement stores. Top Secret Coatings makes a plastic lacquer-proof primer that is a high-grade sandable base coat primer sold only on its website. This plastic primer can be brushed, rolled or sprayed on and fills and seals small cracks and voids. It is lacquer-proof, so any lacquer or polyurethane coatings may be applied over it without the worry of lifting or blistering.

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