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Old 07-20-2008, 11:42 AM   #1
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I am estimating a kitchen repaint (Nursing Home), along with drywall surfaces the customer wants FRP panels painted. Two paint stores are not sure what to recommend (BM & SW) I am leaning towards deglosser and bonding primer and then one top coat of gloss white. Anyone else everpainted this surface before?
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I am estimating a kitchen repaint (Nursing Home), along with drywall surfaces the customer wants FRP panels painted. Two paint stores are not sure what to recommend (BM & SW) I am leaning towards deglosser and bonding primer and then one top coat of gloss white. Anyone else everpainted this surface before?
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What is the FRP panel made of? I'm not sure exactly what you're talking about.

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What is the FRP panel made of? I'm not sure exactly what you're talking about.
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First you will have to sand the entire surface to give it some "tooth" for paint to adhere to. You will then have to wash it all down with TSP . Rinse this off REALLY well. Use a good grade primer and paint on top of that. The real secret is going to be a good sanding, a good cleaning, and a good grade of primer.
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Yup, wash it real good and give it a scuff, prime with 123 and topcoat with your favorite paint. I've done a few just like it and havent had any problems.
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. You will then have to wash it all down with TSP . Rinse this off REALLY well.
I would consider using the tsp rinse free stuff, it rinses off with much less chance of leaving a residue (yah still rinse it)
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Thanks for the help guys, Appreciate it!
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FRP- stands for Fiberglass reinforced panel. Typically made by Kemlite, Marlite, and others. The surface is usually a gelcoat. Scuff sand and clean. UMA or 400W are the the right primers that will last on this application.
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FiberGlass
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Plastic

Basically it's fiberglass that is impregnated with a Polyester (typically). You can also imprgnate with epoxy or vinylester... etc...
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FiberGlass
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Basically it's fiberglass that is impregnated with a Polyester (typically). You can also imprgnate with epoxy or vinylester... etc...

Oh. Would need like chlorinated polyolefins or something then i think.

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