How To: Paint A Plastic Gutter

What you will need

  • ESP - Easy Surface Prep
  • Detergent / Sugar Soap
  • Scouring pad
  • Paint brush
  • Lint free cloth
  • Owatrol oil
  • Gloss paint
  • Undercoat


Top Tip: Don’t paint on a windy day when dust and debris may come in contact with the painted surface.


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  • 1 Clean gutter thoroughly with warm water and detergent or Sugar Soap. For greasy, waxed or varnished surfaces, scrub thoroughly with a scouring pad using one of these solutions. Rinse surface thoroughly and dry with a clean cloth.
  • 2 Apply ESP liberally with a clean dry lint free cloth. ESP stands for - Easy Surface Prep, which makes paint stick to any smooth, shiny surface. It provides a powerful grip for any water or oil based paint. Wait 2 hours or until surface is dry before painting.
  • 3 Add owatrol oil to both undercoat and gloss before you paint. This provides greater adhesion and improved flow ability to your paint. Read instructions to get the correct mix ratio.
  • 4 Apply undercoat first and leave to dry for time indicated on tin.
  • 5 When dry apply a gloss paint in the colour of your choice to finish off the job. Apply the paint using even strokes for a better finish.
  • 6 Now your plastic gutter is completely painted.