What is the best method for painting vinyl shutters?
I agree on the different types. Tim asked about vinyl (polyvinylchloride).they do? not the vinyl one's I've painted
I think the comment on the different types of materials is key to figuring out which method/product to use
Usually posts to necro-threads (2007 in this case - settle down Bill) are less than helpful. Glad to see one that was very informative. Thanks.The difference in "vinyl" shutters and the difficulty in painting them is the ones that come pre-colored are made of polypropylene and paint does not adhere to them well. There offer paintable ones that are made of polystyrene has better adhesion for painting. They still recommend priming them first as they come in a gray color.
I guess the term "vinyl" shutters is used pretty loosely as "vinyl" would really mean PVC (poly vinyl chloride) which is what most fence material is made of, polypropylene is a member of the ethylene family (like HDPE - High Density Polyethylene and LDPE - Low Density Polyethylene) largely used for milk jugs, yogurt containers etc. Polystyrene is part of the Styrene family; such as crystal polystyrene - all those clear take out containers or ABS - Acronitrile Autadiene Styrene which is very tough and is often used in automobile parts and commercial piping.
They now have PVC composite products that are stronger and very paintable.
Anyway; with the industry largely calling them vinyl shutters its difficult to know what type of primer to use if you don't know what the material is actually made of. Hope this helps.