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Old 03-17-2010, 11:27 PM   #15
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I have read alot on painting ensolite. As I understand the process is
1) Wash with TSP
2) Prime with something like Kilz oil based primer
3) Paint with a good latex paint

I have seen posts where people talk about peeling paint. I have seen people talk about Vinyl paint. I just want to do it right and have the paint stay on. I got lucky and found that my 75 boler fits in my garage so now I have lots of time to do it up right. Can you please tell me how the paint jobs are holding out. Thanks
I don't recommend painting - but that's because I ended up having to remove someone else's paint job. I think a lot of the success depends on where you live, too. I know that sounds odd, but I live in a place where the weather goes below -40C, and not all paint will stand up on a pliant surface at those temperatures (the paint, the primer, and the ensolite all shrink and expand at different rates). This may not be a problem in more temperate climates. I know of people who have had problems with peeling and cracking vinyl flooring in our region, too - the flooring and the floor glue shrink and expand at different temperatures. Something to think about.
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:00 PM   #16
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No amount of scrubbing made mine clean enough to live with. I tried different spray cleaners, degreasers, and TSP........and plenty of water and soap, remember I used the hose in mine. If I had had a power washer at the time I would have tried that!

I have used the Krylon Fusion plastic paint to paint the inside of the frig (it was gross too), it has held up fairly well for those conditions. There are a few scrapes where things have rubbed as we go down the road.
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Old 03-19-2010, 10:06 PM   #17
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I did a test patch in the closet with this stuff
http://www.duplicolor.com/products/vinyl.html
It seems to stick good and flexes well. It does not seem to scratch. I also have been cleaning and scrubbing and the comments about cleaning are also true. I guess I'm still on the fence. There are a few places I would like a little whiter.
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:58 AM   #18
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I ended up painting the ensolite this weekend. The product seems to do what is says. It took alot of coats and my estimate for a boler would be 12 to 15 cans. I wouldn't even try this unless you have a respirator and in a very well ventilated area. It looks good. For the seams I used the 2 sided tape and gave the sticky side a light spray to take the sticky off. I won't go off and recommend this yet because it has yet to go through the test of time. It does not seem like a painted surface. Its just seems like the original ensolite but much whiter.
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Old 03-22-2010, 11:55 AM   #19
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Thanks, Roy,

I always appreciate it when someone follows up on a thread/project. Nice of you to keep us posted

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Old 03-23-2010, 09:11 AM   #20
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Thanks, Roy,

I always appreciate it when someone follows up on a thread/project. Nice of you to keep us posted

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Roy did you use some type of primer with that spray paint, or did you just prep it with a wipe down of accetone/ or something else? And did you spray over a painted ensolite? or just the original installed covering, thanks suger
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:00 AM   #21
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I cleaned the ensolite with tsp. I did not use a primer. This stuff is made to bond right to the vinyl. From what I can tell it had done what it claimed. I just wish it wasn't a spray.
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:56 AM   #22
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If one is to prime with Killz or the like, how necessary is it to thoroughly clean the ensolite?
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:23 PM   #23
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From the instructions on the Kilz™ website for Kilz Original:

Wash off any dirt, grease or smoke damage with a non-soapy detergent or a TSP substitute, rinse well and then allow to dry.

From the instructions for Kilz Odorless:

Wash off any dirt, grease or smoke damage with a non-soapy detergent or a TSP substitute, rinse well and then allow to dry.

Given that the success of any paint job lies in the preparation, and the fact that Kilz recommends the surface be cleaned, I would clean it well.

If you are using something other than Kilz, I would check the instructions on the can (which can usually be found on the company's website also).

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