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Painting PEX [or other flexible plastic pipe]

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I have a vertical 3/8" flexible-pipe run which will not look too bad [and be a lot less expensive] if I leave it exposed and paint it.

Does anyone have experience with painting PEX or similar pipe? Can you recommend sanding or chemical de-glossing or specific paints or primers, perhaps related to the expected water temperature?

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  • Al Letellier_21
    Al Letellier_21 Member Posts: 402
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    painting pex

    Seems every job some pex gets painted...painters to that...if its there it gets painted. Doesn't mean its OK though. Best bet is to contact the manufacturer. Some use a chemical shield on the outside of heat pex tubing that may be bothered or damaged by paint or even some spray foams.....the answer is only a phone call away. Check first !!
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