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Re: [teacherartexchange] painting on vinyl banner


From: Carolyn Roberts (croberts18_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Apr 14 2008 - 19:02:37 PDT

Thanks, Jeff...for the quick reply and excellent advice!

> Found this:
> Yes, you can in fact paint on vinyl. But if  and only
> if  you get the right type of paint intended for
> vinyl fabric. Otherwise standard paint will simply
> flake, peel, and cause a complete mess
> Specifically what you need to look for is a Leather
> &Vinyl dye or paint. These types of products penetrate
> the surface of leather, vinyl, or similar surfaces to
> form a molecular bond that restores or changes the
> color permanently. Most of them dry very quickly 
> within 30 minutes or less, and are said not to crack,
> flake or become stiff to the touch.
> There are a few companies out there that carry such a
> product, including:
> Rustoleum (view site)  you can usually find their
> products at large home improvement retailers, however,
> the color selection for this particular product is
> limited.
> Colorbond (view site)  you can purchase online, and
> they have a good selection of colors.
> Parasol Inc. (view site)  you can purchase online,
> good selection of color. They carry both Vinyl paint
> and Vinyl dye.
> No matter what product you use, be sure to first
> thoroughly clean the surface of your vinyl banner with
> an Acetone or similar solution. You want to make sure
> it is free from all dust, residue, and grime. Once
> dry, simply follow the manufacturers directions, which
> is usually as simple as spraying or painting on the
> color and letting it dry!
> Lastly: make sure you do this project outdoors or in a
> very well ventilated location. Always wear protective
> eye wear and a mask (which you can purchase from any
> hardware store)  these are not chemicals you want to
> be breathing in!
> Jeff (Minnesota)
>> I've been asked to paint a vinyl banner that will go
>> outside and will be
>> used year after year for workshops.
>> What kind of paint should I use to make sure it
>> doesn't chip off when rolled
>> up and stored? Any suggestions???
>> Thanks,
>> Carolyn
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