Spray painting an electrical cord

Old 08-26-13, 09:22 PM
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Spray painting an electrical cord

I spray painted an electrical cord black, using high temp spray paint (it was the only black spray paint I had on hand). Simple, right? So why am I here?

I picked up the cord a few days after painting it and the paint was coming off onto my hands.

What's up with that? Now I suppose I need to remove the spray paint and try something else. Suggestions?
Old 08-26-13, 09:34 PM
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Ok......I bite. Why would you be painting an extension cord

It's pretty hard to paint something that's as flexible as a rubber or thermoplastic wire.

They do make black extension cords.
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I agree, while latex based paints are more flexible than solvent based coatings - that's asking a lot from paint. To me, swapping it out for a black cord is a no brainer.

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