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Old 12-04-2010, 11:15 PM   #1
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How To Paint A Non Paintable Silicone?


How to paint a non-paintable silicone I have done the same mistake and didn't realize until i try to paint. But a little of brain movement give me a bright idea, and i did paint successfully all trims around bath tub, and paint stays on it okay. Just in case you did same mistake that i did, used non paintable silicone and try to paint. Don't worry, you will paint too, and paint will stay on it. You don't need to scrape old silicone or use paintable silicone over non paintable silicone, or any thinner. ALL YOU NEED! IT'S A REGULAR HAIR DRYER BLOWER. PUTT THEM ON HIGH HEAT AND GO! First apply a thick and even layer of paint on surface you painting, and apply heat before paint gets off of the silicone, and there you go, the way to SUCCESS!!! Or try to paint and use at the same time hair dryer. Hold hair dryer about 10 inches away, AND ON HIGH HEAT. But do not over paint, other way you'll have to scrape the paint, and make it even worse. You can re-paint with roller when it's completely dry, but the first time you have to paint with paint brush. And good luck!!! And if you have any questions, ask at. bestjetpilot@hotmail.com

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Re: How To Paint A Non Paintable Silicone?


Not one time in my entire career have I put a non paintable caulk where I needed paint.

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How to paint a non paintable silicone I have done the same misstake and didn't realise until i try to pait. But a little of brain movement give me a bright idea, and i did paint successfuly all trims around bath tub, and paint stays on it okay. Just in case you did same misstake that i did, used non paintable silicone and try to paint. Don't wory, you will paint too, and paint will stays on it. You don't need to srape old silicone or use painable silicone over non paintable silicone, or any thiners. ALL YOU NEED! IT'S A REGULAR HAIR DRYER BLOWER. PUTT THEM ON HIGH HEAT AND GO! First apply a thick and and even layer of paint on surface you painting, and apply heat before paint get's off of the silicone, and there you go, the way to SUCCESS!!! Or try to paint and use at the same time hair dryer. Hold hair dryer about 10 inches away, AND ON HIGH HEAT. But do not over paint, other way you'll have to scrape the paint, and make it even worse. You can re-paint with roller when it's completly dry, but the first time you have to paint with paint brush. And good luck!!! And if you have any questions, ask at. bestjetpilot@hotmail.com

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hmmm..sounds like a pretty neat trick. Maybe I'll try it someday.

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I have seen good primer fall right off of that stuff. I have no idea what will ever stick to that stuff? Good luck.
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I have seen lots of HO put that stuff on areas that needed to be painted later.
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I THINK the idea is to have the hair dryer make the paint dry before it can separate.

How it would hold up, I have no idea. (but I suspect not very well)

I normally just remove it.

Kitchen back-splash is where I run into it most often. Sometimes I'll mask off the counter, and spray-can-coverstain it.

If it has to be silicone... best to remove it, paint, and re-caulk w/clear.
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I'd remove it too. Any efforts made to rig this are going to be time wasted.
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I have seen lots of HO put that stuff on areas that needed to be painted later.
Job last year, guy had used white silicone on every seam of his bead-board paneling...and he had a LOT of paneling/wainscot.

I removed all of it, re-caulked, and painted

I also caulked his bathtub for him (w/silicone).

When I left, I gave him the remainder of the tube, and made a joke about him not trying to use it on his walls.

He was a pretty good sport about it.
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Looks like you guys have to try paint over a not paintable silicone before argue, and then you can answer. Steve Richard have catches the idea all ready. The thing is. If paint stick to silicone while you painting, then what making you think, they won't stay after it will dry? Of corse it won’t stay if you try to scratch, but for normal use it will stay perfect and even. The whole idea is to boost the dry time, I’ll show you pictures of the silicone, and the molding i painted, but later. This idea will work on seams, not wide areas. But I did have wide area covered with silicone about ĺ of the inch, and I did pained okay.
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ok

Lookin' forward to it.
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Re: How To Paint A Non Paintable Silicone?


I've ran into this a couple of times on jobs where the HO has used silicone caulk.
They didn't want to pay me to remove and recaulk.
So, what I did was just caulk over it with a paintable caulk. Then paint over that. Worked fine.
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Looks like you guys have to try paint over a not paintable silicone before argue, and then you can answer. Steve Richard have catches the idea all ready. The thing is. If paint stick to silicone while you painting, then what making you think, they won't stay after it will dry? Of corse it wonít stay if you try to scratch, but for normal use it will stay perfect and even. The whole idea is to boost the dry time, Iíll show you pictures of the silicone, and the molding i painted, but later. This idea will work on seams, not wide areas. But I did have wide area covered with silicone about ĺ of the inch, and I did pained okay.
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..and before I get band for that...

BJP I suggest that you try to calm down.

I know you're excited to be typing to us...that's certainly understandable.

Take time to read what you've typed before you hit the post button.

That's what I do. (But sometimes I hit the post button anyhow).
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....all your doing is making it so the film drys as your lay it down. It will NEVER stick to the silicone and WILL fail. It may cover now...but it will just fall off. This is not the correct way to go about this.
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bonding primer then paint
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still won't stick.
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It will unless you try to scratch it.

(that's what BJP says anyhow)
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If non-paintable silicone can be painted, does it not invalidate the term "non-paintable"?

Non-paintable silicone is exactly that, non-paintable.
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BJP sure is excited to tell us his idea on this subject, he brought another thread back to life with a almost 4yr old OP http://www.contractortalk.com/f8/pai...ilicone-15936/ only to post the exact same post.
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