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Stain PVC Any Color You Like

Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks' started by smartalec, Sep 17, 2011.

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    Re: Stain PVC Any Color You Like

    It looks pretty simple to do. Try your local plumbing supply for Clear PVC primer add some solvent based dye and have a go. Why don't you have a go?
     
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    Re: Stain PVC Any Color You Like

    because he want's someone else to have a go first
     
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    Re: Stain PVC Any Color You Like

    Great info. Not sure if i'd like to find out the price of the all the chemicals
     
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    Re: Stain PVC Any Color You Like

    I'll stick to white for now I think.
     
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    Re: Stain PVC Any Color You Like

    Any plumbing store should have the the clear solvent for probably under $20. The specified coloured dyes might be a little expensive or potentially hard to find. If I was going to try it I'd either try food dye or go to a craft shop for a petroleum based or suitable dye.
     
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    Re: Stain PVC Any Color You Like

    Sorry I missed that part. Anyways Clear Plumbing Primer is less than $6 per 500ml.
    Anyone got a idea of the dyes? Eckersley’s Art & Craft ( that's where my daughter purchases all here art supplies for work) don't appear to have anything suitable.
     
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    Re: Stain PVC Any Color You Like

    i know Leather workers use "spirit " based dyes and they are relatively inexpensive as well as comming in several different colours and shades (also easily mixable for other colours to) any saddlery supplies should have it
     
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