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Old 03-06-2016, 01:57 PM   #1
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Melamine paint on elephant skin?

I stumbled on the following thread reading about cushions and upholstery. The third post states that melamine paint worked great on the ensolite. Really? Can anyone confirm or infirm? I have tons of melamine paint and that would save me an extra expense. I would think that melamine paint would not stay soft enough to be resiliant for the "give" it needs to have with the ensolite.

Any thoughts on that?

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Old 03-06-2016, 02:03 PM   #2
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Just use water base acrylic ,most melamine paints are oil based and the oders would remain for quite a while. I would also prime first with a water based killz or something simular.
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I stumbled on the following thread reading about cushions and upholstery. The third post states that melamine paint worked great on the ensolite. Really? Can anyone confirm or infirm? I have tons of melamine paint and that would save me an extra expense. I would think that melamine paint would not stay soft enough to be resiliant for the "give" it needs to have with the ensolite.

Any thoughts on that?

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Hi: Uncle Cereal... I second the Acrylic Latex. We used top quality kitchen/bath on my brothers '72 Boler. Worked fine and I think more flexible too...
Now is not the time to use up old paint. It'll be a big mess if the melamine cracks and chips IMHO!!!
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Old 03-06-2016, 03:43 PM   #4
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My melamine paint is water based. No lingering smell.

It's brand new stuff that was given to me.

Maybe I'll try it somewhere under the benches... So far, I'm still thinking of using something else on the ensolite. After applying the proper primer, of course! (123 bullseyes zomething...)
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