How to Use Adhesive Promoter Paint on Plastic

Adhesion promoters are a type of clear primer ideal for preparing surfaces like fiberglass, aluminum, vinyl, glass, galvanized metal, chrome and plastic for better paint adhesion. They generally come in a spray can and are fairly easy to apply as long as you avoid the potential pitfalls that many amateur painters fall into.

Step 1

Clean the surface of the plastic using ordinary dish soap. Rinse the plastic thoroughly. Allow the surface to dry before applying the adhesion promoter.

Step 2

Spray the adhesion promoter on the plastic. Spray in short intermittent bursts rather than in one steady stream.

Step 3

Allow the surface to dry for three hours before applying any paint.

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