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For optimum performance, EconoTrim should be painted.

  • Use paints that are 100% acrylic latex or acrylic latex with a urethane additive.
  • It is recommended that you use only stock colors that are compatible with PVC trim. If you have a custom colors mixed, it is possible that incompatible materials may be added to the paint during the custom colors blending process.
  • Follow the paint manufacturer's recommended procedures for preparation and application.
  • No special surface preparations are required prior to painting—just ensure the Palight surfaces are clean, dry, and dust-free.
  • Fine dust can collect on the surface of EconoTrim due to static. Wipe trimboards with a rag moistened with isopropyl alcohol prior to painting, or mild detergent and water.
  • Moisture cycling is a main reason for paint failure on wood. Since Palight absorbs no moisture paints last longer on Palight than wood (usually 3 to 4 times).
  • Because Palight Trimboard does not absorb moisture, paint can take as long as 30 days to fully cure, depending on outdoor temperatures and humidity.
  • Palram is not liable for paint used on EconoTrim and/or the results of its use.

Selecting the Right Paint.

IMPORTANT: PVC trimboard can become distorted as a result of heat absorption. To prevent this, be sure to select colors with a Light Reflectance Value (LRV) of 55 or higher. If you use a color with an LRV of 54 or less, it must be specifically formulated by the paint manufacturer for use on vinyl/pvc products. For example, some colors within Sherwin-Williams' VinylSafe™ paints line have LRV's less than 55, but are designed to reduce excessive heat gain.

Manufacturers of PVC Compatible Paint
Company Name Phone   Website
Blue River Coatings 888.420.2628   bluerivercoatings.com
Glidden Professional (AksoNobel) 888.863.8424   gliddenprofessional.com
PPG 724.274.4500   ppg.com
Sherwin Williams 800.321.8194   sherwin-williams.com
 
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