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Old 02-09-2004, 12:38 PM   #1
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plastic repairs and paint

We have hit on this before, but.......

I have repaired some cracks in the plastic around my ceiling mounted cabinets. The cracks were fixed with a plastic epoxy. Has held up so far, and prevented further cracking, but this area needs paint to match the rest better.

I would rather not repaint all the matching areas unless I have to, are there any suggestions for something that might match the present look? Its sort of mottled- speckled greyish white. I looked into Krylon Fusion, but it seems to be all solid colors. I also looked at some fleck paints, but not sold on any yet.

These are small spots that were cracked, near the aircraft type lights, and in a seam between cabinets.
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Old 02-09-2004, 01:26 PM   #2
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Greetings AlanSD!

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I would rather not repaint all the matching areas unless I have to, are there any suggestions for something that might match the present look?
One option might be to consider sponge painting techniques used by faux painters. When Arlene Fowler (Fowler Interiors) refurbished the Interior of my Minuet, the only wall area that needed attention was the plastic end cap - - it had yellowed and no longer matched the surrounding vinyl-clad aluminum - - the solution was sponge painting the plastic end cap so that it blended with the vinyl clad surfacing of the walls.

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Old 02-09-2004, 02:02 PM   #3
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Please someone correct me here if I misspeak -

I believe that the problem with painting plastic is getting the paint to adhear. If I was going to paint my cabinets (and will, more than likely at some point) I would paint first with Krylon Fusion, and then paint over that with my choice of colors - including faux finishes. Possibly sanding the Krylon lightly first .

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Old 02-09-2004, 02:21 PM   #4
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thanks. i have thought about sponging etc, as I have had good luck at home doing that.

I guess I could try the Krylon lighter grey/beige as a base and go from there.
I will wait for some warmer weather to try that.
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