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Paint it with ease. If you want to.

Palight Trimboard does not require paint for protection, but may be painted to achieve a desired color. If you decide to paint, there are some important things to know.   Just Peel and Paint Side Bar Image



  • 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.

Paint Can ImageSelecting 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. "L" is a measure of the lightness of an object and ranges from 0 (black) to 100 (white). 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.

PALIGHT Trimboard Paint Matching Chart
for PPG Paints (1 gallon capacity)
Product Code & Base Description Tints
6201-0300 Fortis 450 Exterior Flat B: 40 C: 1Y+20 F: 8  
6403-0300 Fortis 450 Exterior Satin B: 1Y C: 1Y+28 F: 8.5  
6407-0300 Fortis 450 Exterior Satin/Gloss B: 42 C: 1Y+18 F: 8  
70-120 Manor Hall Exterior Flat B: 32 C: 1Y+7 F: 6  
70-320 Manor Hall Exterior Satin B: 33 C: 1Y F: 6  
70-520 Manor Hall Exterior Satin Gloss B: 28 C: 38 F: 5  
Product Code & Base Description Tints
6201-0110G Fortis 450 Exterior Flat B:1Y+32 C: 1Y+24 F:10 W: 2Y+32
6403-0110G Fortis 450 Exterior Satin B: 1Y+24 C: 1Y+28 F:10 W: 2Y+24
6407-0110G Fortis 450 Exterior Satin/Gloss B: 2Y+4 C: 1Y+38 F:12 W: 4Y
70-110 Manor Hall Exterior Flat B: 2Y+8 C: 1Y+42 F:13 W: 6Y
70-310 Manor Hall Exterior Satin B: 2Y+8 C: 1Y+42 F:13 W: 6Y
70-510 Manor Hall Exterior Satin/Gloss B: 2Y+18 C: 2Y F:13 W: 6y+32

For the most up-to-date, detailed usage and installation information, download our detailed installation guide for Palight Trimboard. (download)