How to Paint Rubbermaid Storage Bin Plastic

Sep 30th

Rubbermaid storage bin help provides you with much-needed space for potting toys, out-of-season clothing, craft supplies and more. If you keep the storage locations in the open where you see them daily, they dress a bit with fresh paint, so they do not look so boring or ordinary. If you prefer outside a basic solid color paint finish, dress them in stripes, stenciled designs or even a chalkboard finish for custom labeling.

Rubbermaid Storage Bin Paint
Rubbermaid Storage Bin Paint

Clean these Rubbermaid storage bin locations. No matter how clean the storage locations look, clean them again to ensure the paint-sticks. Washing the storage locations inside and outside with dish soap and hot water; washing the lids too. Once dry, wipe the plastic down with rubbing alcohol to help remove any greasy residue that forms a barrier to the paint.

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To Prime or Not to Prime

General painting of a plastic bin requires a coat or two of plastic primer, otherwise, the paint will not hold. Paints that are designed to be used on plastic – no need for priming – offer a simpler option, although the color selection may be more limited. The plastic with a plastic primer Prime If you cannot find the desired color in a special plastic spray paint; otherwise you save the primer and take the easy route with plastic-specific paint. Read more instructions to paint Rubbermaid storage bin plastic:

– ) Select a well-ventilated place – ideal outside – to paint the storage bins. Cover the substrate with a plastic tarp and then place the storage locations upside down on the tarp. Place the lids so that the outside faces a few inches away on the tarp.

– ) Shake the spray can and spray every storage location, start each spray burst before it reaches the plastic and then ends it up the plastic.

– ) Overlap the paint with each pass, keeping the can 10 to 12-inches from the storage locations or lids as you draw.