Step 5: Prep for Paint

Photo: Brian Wilder
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A light sanding with 220-grit paper readies the plinth for a coat of acrylic-based primer and two coats of acrylic paint. The paint blends the repair with the rest of the trim, but it isn't needed to protect the PVC from the sun.
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    Tools List

    • hammer
      Hammer
    • sand paper
      220-grit sandpaper

    Shopping List

    1. FLASHING MEMBRANE

    2. OIL-BASED PRIMER

    3. POLYURETHANE CONSTRUCTION ADHESIVE

    4. PVC-SOLVENT-BASED CEMENT

    5. ACRYLIC GLAZING PUTTY

    6. ACRYLIC PRIMER

    7. 100-PERCENT ACRYLIC PAINT