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Forum topic by Patrickgeddes14 posted 10-13-2019 07:19 PM 361 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-13-2019 07:19 PM

So some kind of white flat is what I’m looking for, but I want the best primer and paint combo for this application and it’s my first one so I’m not sure. The bench is roughsawn and I’ll be staining and urethaning it but the rest is azek and mdf. I can change the azek to lumber but I already have the azek. Wondering if there’s a paint and primer that will work well on both services. Thanks

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#1 posted 10-13-2019 09:29 PM

Azek recommends specific brands of latex paints as they worked with mfg on application. Look at their web site for more information.
What does web say is best paint for azek?
Web says 100% latex on Azek (PVC)?
Personally would not used house hold latex on furniture that will see a lot of abuse, like a cubby bench.

IME – Paint on PVC requires careful prep to get good adhesion. Choice of paint depends on environment, and use. But once you get PVC properly primed, most any compatible top coat works. Even spray auto primer & paints with flex additive, or hardware store rattle can enamel can be used (if PVC is not flexed).

Mixing PVC and wood will create more work; would be simpler finishing schedule to use all wood?

For all wood flat white interior furniture bench at ‘damp’ entry to a home, would consider using pre-cat lacquer or conversion varnish like that used on kitchen/bath cabinets. One with excellent KCMA rating would be my first choice. They can be found in gloss to flat sheen levels. There are too many to recommend just one brand; Ask your local industrial supplier for one. If you want more durability, use white lacquer/varnish base coat, and top coat with flat sheen clear coat version of same.

Why is every time you you get a new commission, LJ gets pelted with simple questions on how to make the project. Thinking your search browser is broken, right?
Did I say that out loud? Oops…
Rhetorical question, NVM

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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