- Use paints that are 100% acrylic latex or acrylic latex with a urethane additive.
- It is recommended that you use only stock colors that are compatible with PVC trim. If you have a custom colors mixed, it is possible that incompatible materials may be added to the paint during the custom colors blending process.
- Follow the paint manufacturer's recommended procedures for preparation and application.
- No special surface preparations are required prior to painting—just ensure the Palight surfaces are clean, dry, and dust-free.
- Fine dust can collect on the surface of Palight due to static. To ensure a dust free surface that will promote good paint adhesion, leave the protective film in place and remove just prior to painting. If protective film has been removed, wipe trimboards with a rag moistened with isopropyl alcohol prior to painting, or mild detergent and water.
- Moisture cycling is a main reason for paint failure on wood. Since Palight absorbs no moisture paints last longer on Palight than wood (usually 3 to 4 times).
- Because Palight Trimboard does not absorb moisture, paint can take as long as 30 days to fully cure, depending on outdoor temperatures and humidity.
- Palram is not liable for paint used on Palight Trimboard and/or the results of its use.
Selecting the Right Paint.
IMPORTANT: PVC trimboard can become distorted as a result of heat absorption. To prevent this, be sure to select colors with a Light Reflectance Value (LRV) of 55 or higher. If you use a color with an LRV of 54 or less, it must be specifically formulated by the paint manufacturer for use on vinyl/pvc products. For example, some colors within Sherwin-Williams' VinylSafe™ paints line have LRV's less than 55, but are designed to reduce excessive heat gain.
For the most up-to-date, detailed usage and installation information, download our detailed installation guide for Palight Trimboard. (download)