Will exterior house paint work on my 1990 volvo wagon?





Hey guys thanks for your help on my other question

Will exterior house paint work on my 1990 volvo wagon? I am concerned it will not be able to handle the heat (I live in a sunny area) Additionally it will get pretty hot under the hood.

I was thinking of going with an exterior satin, or exterior semigloss finish on my car after applying a coat of tinted primer and after sanding it off lightly with 100 grade. (I was going to do 2 coats of paint with no primer, but the 2nd layer of glossy paint won’t adhere too well to the first coat.) I plan on using a roller(for 90% of the car) and a brush (for fine areas)

My car is burgundy, and I plan on painting it yellow.

Can you advise me on how to better approach this plan?

Thanks guys (and girls too)

11 Responses to “Will exterior house paint work on my 1990 volvo wagon?”

  • konala:

    rent a paint sprayer from home depot or the like. and go for it.

  • michael m:

    no,you need to get paint that will stick to metal, and remove all wax from the car, spray it

  • Perry:

    Argh – NO

    House Paint will go onto your car , But It’s going to look terrible

    Try using Automotive Acrylic Paint applied with a Spray Gun .

  • Flip:

    Uhhhh, no.

  • F:

    oh i dont think so, it just wont stick, besides you’d spoil ur car

  • wzzrd:

    If you want to paint your car yourself, you would be a whole lot better off to get automotive paint like “truck and van” paint from wal-mart or any automotive store. It will take several cans depending on coverage and don’t paint it in the sun no matter how cool it is outside. Only use the first 1/3 to 1/2 of the can to do the flat surfaces (hood, roof, etc.) Take your time and follow the instructions on the can. This type paint has an adjustable tip that makes the can function as a spray gun would. If you pay close attention to scuffing and masking everything you will be surprised with the results. Be sure and repair any body dammage before you start. I have painted 2 cars this way for friends who didn’t have much money and they both have lasted several years and still look good. Use a light colored primer (grey) or the yellow will not cover the burgundy very well and show through. When you’re done be sure and use the top coat to protect the paint. Rolling and brushing is just a bad idea. The paint will not hold up and won’t look good either. If you need any further assistance feel free to contact me. Good luck.

  • drew_c_chaput:

    house paint will work but will not last long about 1 yewar oor so then it will peel and flake of if u want to go cheep at least use tremclad rust paint it will last 3 to4 years

  • Mad Scientist Matt:

    Jeff Foxworthy had a joke about that once – inspired by a true story of something he and his buddies actually tried.

    But hose paint is the wrong sort of thing. It’s too thick and normally meant to go on rough surfaces that are more forgiving of imperfections.

    Still, you’re on the right track with the roller. Take a look at this discussion:

    http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=2331682&an=0&page=0#Post2331682

    And scroll down to the part where “69chargeryeeha” makes an appearance. His description has become “the” definitive Internet guide to really cheap car paint.

  • R1volta:

    NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jeffrey S:

    I wouldn’t even waste the time and money to try this. The finish will not last, is not made for this application, and will look like $hit.

  • aahkansas:

    YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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