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Can PVC Blinds be stained or painted ?

CAK's picture
CAK

Can PVC Blinds be stained or painted?  I have a set of PVC blinds that are light colour and I would like to put them a dark chocolate wood tone.  Has anyone attempted this project, if so, how did it turn out?

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Annie21

I'm not sure if PVC blinds can be painted, but just in case the project will fail, you should consider Ropposch for new blinds. I've got mine from them and my windows couldn't look better, you could even choose some other material instead of vinyl.

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Nestor_Kelebay

Yes, PVC or "vinyl" can be painted.  Both latex and oil based paints will stick well to vinyl, although by the nature of the project, I'd recommend using a spray paint.  And, whenever using any spray paint, remember that multiple thin coats as always better than fewer thick coats.The reason why window manufacturers don't recommend painting their white PVC windows is not because the paint won't stick.  It's because PVC has a wide temperature range over which it goes from a soft flexible material to a hard and brittle material.  Window manufacturers want their window sashes to be as strong as possible, so the screw holes drilled in the windows to mount hardware don't stretch.  With this kind of material, that means keeping it as cool as possible, and that means keeping it white in colour.So, you can paint PVC.  But, be aware that the darker you paint it, the warmer it's going to get on a sunny July day, and the greater the liklihood that it will bend, stretch or otherwise permanently distort under it's own weight.Wood stains work by being absorbed into a porous material (like wood).  PVC is not porous, and so it wouldn't absorb a wood stain.  So, a wood stain won't work on PVC.

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gmcauley

Hello CAK,

You may want to pose this question to our in-house designer, Cameron MacNeil. You can contact him through our Ask A Designer section.

Kind regards,

Gwen McAuley (gmcauley at hhmedia.com)

carolinagirlfurniture's picture
carolinagirlfur...

Yes that's true. You can't paint them. However, you can look for different colors. Whatever you have seen previoulsy must be made from other material than PVC. It is possible in a case if the blinds are of metal. You can paint then but not PVC blinds.

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BBG

You definitly cannot stain them. Never seen them painted. Not sure how well a paint will adhere and if it might crack or peel because the PVC is a plyable material.

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