Can BRUTAL Tiles be Painted?
Can other colors be offered?
So, you want a color other than white? We have had this request from a few customers. White is great for dramatic colored lighting effects, but if you are doing a specific job like a corporate branding look, then this makes sense. If you have a big job, having a custom color run can be done, but this requires a commitment to purchase a minimum run lot of colored material up front, and then a charge per part afterwards. This can make sense for orders of 5000 tiles or more, as the painting costs can be significant. For orders of hundreds, they can be spray painted at an auto body shop or other professional painting service. We recommend using Sherwin Williams Plastic primer as PVC plastic is challenging to stick to. It can be top coated with the color of your choice.
To prep tiles for painting, first clean the surface with soap and water, or water with TSP and rinse. No need to scuff or sand. Extra care is necessary during installation to avoid scratching the paint job. Check out the video. At BRUTAL, we take extra care to not touch the surfaces of the tile and just handle them at the edges, so it may not even be necessary to wipe them down. Experiment first. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like a quote for a run of plastic.
Here is a project in progress at a night club in Charleston SC also using Globen with a slightly sparkly black paint job. Can't wait to see the completed job!
Here is a private club where Europa is placed below mineral tiles and then painted in place. The partial border tiles are all Zona 1 which gives a really clean look. Note also the A/C vents, which are also painted in place.