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mkmccabe
Painting fiberglass column bases

The paint on my out door fiberglass pillars keeps pealing.
Last summer I tried scraping them down, wire brushing them (to scuff up - which did not work) and repainting with Zinsser Bull's Eye - they are pealing again. Any ideas on what paint to use and how to make the paint stick to the fiberglass?

ordjen
Re: Painting fiberglass column bases

MK,

What have you been using for finsih coat paint? Normal acrylic house paint should stick directly to fiberglas. As often as I praise BIN here, it is not the greatest primer for exterior surfaces, save a few special instances such as sealing knots. Acrylic paints have the ability to bond and expand and contract with the fiberglas in the heat of the day.

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