Brick colour aerosol paint to cover white plastic

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  1. Possom

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    As I'd like to spray paint a white coloured plastic gas meter box a red brick colour to blend in more with the wall, I was wondering if anyone would be able to suggest a product for doing this?

    I think I heard once that some paints do not always adhere well to plastic.
     
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    I wouldn't use spray. You would have to mask the wall and probably use a few cans.

    I did mine with non-drip gloss paint (oil based). A single flowing coat and a soft 35mm brush. No undercoat. No sanding. I find it gives a good finish on all manner of hard plastics and fibreglass.

    Scrub clean the plastic first, finishing with white spirit on a green nylon pan scourer, which will take off any degraded surface. Wipe it off with kitchen roll.

    You will not match the brick colour. I used dark brown to tone with buff bricks.


    also did waste pipes
     
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    Do they make brick effect Fablon ?
     
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    I wonder how easy the Fablon would be to remove if I decided I'd rather paint it?
     
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    Could cover it with a vinyl wrap - some companies (check ebay sellers) can do any design as a print so ask for brick :)
     
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    Reminds me of the things you see in those " Innovation" type catalogues, sticky plastic to cover your fridge and wheelie bins....
     
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