Paintable corner guards offer the perfect customizing solution to match painted interiors and create a cohesive look. The paintable corner guard has an orange peel texture designed specifically for optimal paint adhesion, while also providing first-rate protection for wall corners.
Are the paintable corner guards different from the textured vinyl corner guards?
Wallprotex paintable corner guards are surface treated and have the highest ASTM rating for paint adhesion. Also the textures are different between the paintable and textured vinyl corner guards.
Can I paint corner guards other than the paintable corner guard line?
Sure! If you need to paint a corner guard that isn’t from our WX12 paintable series, there are a few steps we would recommend to ensure good paint adhesion.
1. Sand or scuff the surface of the corner guard using 120 grit sandpaper or a scouring pad
2. Prime the corner guard with a plastics primer
3. Use multiple light coats of paint to avoid drips and uneven paint texture
Do I need to prime the paintable corner guards before painting?
Yes, using a good quality primer is always recommended to achieve the best results.
Do we have MSDS sheet on the paintable corner guards?
Is there a recommended type of paint to use with the paintable corner guards?
Any water based paint including acrylic or latex is a good choice. While any type of sheen will work, a semi-gloss or high-gloss finish paint can help hide scuffs and scratches. Check with your local paint supplier for recommendations.
What is the difference between the paintable and vinyl materials?
The main differences between the two are texture and surface finish. The paintable material has an orange peel texture and is given a surface finish that promotes paint adhesion. The vinyl material has a hair cell texture and is intended to be used as a finish product.
What is the texture of the paintable corner guard?
The paintable corner guard has an orange peel texture designed specifically for optimal paint adhesion
Wall surfaces must be clean, dry, and free from dust and grease. Wipe the wall surface with a solvent to assure all grease, dust and dirt are removed. Make sure that the cleaning solvent used will not damage the finish on the wall surface.
If required, cut corner guard to required length, ensuring that all cuts are square and burr free.
Peel off backing tape from one wing entirely, then peel back the tape partially on the second wing. Place wing with the fully exposed tape to the wall, then remove the remainder of the tape backing from the second wing. Press firmly along the entire length of the corner protector to ensure a good bond.
Clean the corner guard after installation to remove any dirt or dust using soap and water, then dry the corner guard.
Prep the area around the corner guard making sure the area is clean and any surrounding area’s that you do not want painted are covered or taped off.
Using a water based paint, preferably with a high gloss finish (the high gloss finish will prevent scuffs and scratches from every day wear from showing too much), using a stiff nylon paint brush paint the corner guard the desired color.