FAQS

Plasti Dip multi-purpose coating is ideal for a broad array of do-it-yourself projects around the home, garage, garden, and elsewhere. With so many colors, your craft and DIY possibilities are endless!

Standard Colors

All colors are available in 11 oz. aerosol cans.
Red, Yellow, Black, White, Gunmetal Gray and Blue available in 14.5 oz. containers.
Clear and Black also available in 22 oz. containers.

Glow

Create a glow-in-the-dark look by adding our Glow colors on top of Plasti Dip White spray.
Plasti Dip Glow is available in 11 oz. aerosol cans.

Smoke

Unique among Plasti Dip varieties, Plasti Dip Smoke’s color changes gradually as more coats are added. After one or two coats, it’s a light, smoky gray. Each additional coat gives Plasti Dip Smoke a darker, deeper hue—from gray to charcoal to black, all with the same distinct smokiness.
Plasti Dip Smoke is available in 11 oz. aerosol cans.

Camo

Plasti Dip Camo is a special collection of Plasti Dip colors designed to match the many shades of nature. Plasti Dip Camo will help keep your hunting and fishing gear, camping equipment, and other outdoor gear inconspicuous when you’re in the wild—or your own backyard.
Plasti Dip Camo is available in 11 oz. aerosol cans.

Blaze

Plasti Dip Blaze is a unique collection of neon Plasti Dip colors that deliver eye-catching looks for any application. Use Plasti Dip Blaze anywhere you need bright, easy to see colors—you can use it to improve visibility for safety concerns, to add can’t-miss color to frequently misplaced items, or for a one-of-a-kind look on almost any do-it-yourself project.
For best results and long-term bright colors of the Blaze product line, it is recommended that you pair the product with a white Plasti Dip base coat and then a top coat with Plasti Dip Satinizer™ or Glossifier™, which both contain Fadebuster™ protection.
Important information about Blaze colors: Due to their unique composition, fluorescent pigments like the ones used in Plasti Dip Blaze tend to fade faster than other colors. Plasti Dip International has taken preventative measures, including the addition of a UV protector to the formula, to help our Blaze colors stay brighter longer, but some fading is inevitable. However, in most instances, quick touch ups as needed should be sufficient to keep Blaze colors bright.
All Plasti Dip Blaze colors are available in 11 oz. aerosol cans.
Plasti Dip Blaze Orange and Blaze Blue are also available in 14.5 oz containers.

Classic Muscle®

Plasti Dip Classic Muscle is a collection of 13 classic muscle car colors, all a throwback to when muscle cars ruled the streets. Now you can rule the streets too with these bold and bright colors.
Plasti Dip Classic Muscle is available in 11 oz. aerosol cans.

Luxury Metal®

Plasti Dip Luxury Metal is a collection of nine luxurious, metallic colors styled after luxury vehicles. Each luscious color is infused with metallic specks, creating a cool, classy sparkle on anything you dip. Take your car from drab to fab and soak up the life of luxury.
Plasti Dip Luxury Metal is available in 11 oz. aerosol cans.

How To Dip

Dipping (14.5 and 22 oz. cans)

  1. Surface must be clean and dry. For best results, avoid direct sunlight, high humidity or breezy conditions.
  2. Stir gently and thoroughly before each use.
  3. Attach wire or string to hang item.
  4. Insert item 1” every 5 seconds; withdraw at same rate.
  5. Recommended 2-3 coats for best results.
  6. Allow 30 minutes minimum dry time before use.

Brushing (14.5 and 22 oz. cans)

  1. Surface must be clean and dry. For best results, avoid direct sunlight, high humidity or breezy conditions.
  2. Stir gently and thoroughly before each use.
  3. Dilute as needed (10-20%) with naphta.
  4. Apply heavy coats; avoid brushing back and forth.
  5. Allow 30 minutes minimum between coats. Apply as many coats as desired.

Dipping/Brushing Tips:

If thinning is desired, product thickens, or for cleanup, use naptha, xylene (xylol), or toluene (toluol) solvents. Allow 4 hours per coat for complete dry. Keep container tightly closed when not in use. When applied properly Plasti Dip can be removed from most surfaces, if desired.

How To Spray

Spraying (11 oz. aerosol)

  1. Surface must be clean and dry. For best results, avoid direct sunlight, high humidity or breezy conditions.
  2. Shake can vigorously for one full minute after mixing ball begins to rattle. Shake often while applying.
  3. Hold can 6-10” from surface, moving can back and forth, slightly overlapping each stroke. Apply heavily enough to produce an even, wet appearance.
  4. Allow 30 minutes minimum between coats. Apply as many coats as desired (3-4 average).
  5. Allow 4 hours minimum dry time before use. Coverage: Approximately 5-10 sq. ft. per can.

Spraying Tips:

Always protect surrounding areas from overspray. Allow 4 hours per coat for complete dry. If runs or sags are experienced, move can further away from surface. To avoid clogged nozzle, turn can upside down and spray for 5 seconds. If clogged, remove nozzle and soak in naphtha or mineral spirits for 30 minutes. Do not stick pin or other objects into stem. Use naphtha, xylene (xylol), or toluene (toluol) for cleanup. To greatly increase non-skid properties, sprinkle a generous amount of grit onto wet surface of first coat. Apply at least two additional coats of Plasti Dip. For best results, use a pumice (crystalline silica) grit. Results may vary with other grit additives. When applied properly Plasti Dip can be removed from most surfaces, if desired.

Plasti Dip protective coating has a satin finish. If you are experiencing a cloudy or hazy finish, it’s likely caused by high humidity. Avoid these conditions or add approximately 5-10% naphtha to reduce the problem.
Plasti Dip protective coating has a satin finish. If you are experiencing a cloudy or hazy finish, it’s likely caused by high humidity. Avoid these conditions or add approximately 5-10% naphtha to reduce the problem.
Accordion Content

Product FAQ

The 14.5 oz. liquid can will cover  approximately 5 sq. ft. at 10 mils thickness. The 11 oz. spray will cover about 6 sq. ft. at 5 mils thickness.

Plasti Dip protective coating has a satin finish. If you are experiencing a cloudy or hazy finish, it’s likely caused by high humidity. Avoid these conditions or add approximately 5-10% naphtha to reduce the problem.

Dipping and removing too quickly can cause this. Remove at a rate of 1” every 5 seconds. If experiencing runs or sags when spraying, move can further away from the surface and apply a lighter coat. Sagging and dripping can also be caused by high humidity, high temperatures, windy conditions, or direct sunlight. Ideal conditions are low humidity, 70 degrees, little to no air movement in a well-ventilated area.

Most items being dip coated do not require priming because the coating is shrinking around the item as it dries. However, in extreme conditions or when adding protective coating to a large metal surface, primer is recommended. Use Plasti Dip Primer or a high quality acrylic auto body-type primer. Do not use Rust-Oleum® primer as it is not compatible.
Plasti Dip does not contain any heavy metals, and when completely dry, is considered harmless. However, it is not recommended that it be used on items that may be chewed or inserted into the mouth as it may present a choking hazard.
When following the directions, you can apply as many coats of Plasti Dip protective coating as you like. In most uses 10-12 mils thickness is adequate (2 dip coats, 3-4 brush coats, 4-5 spray coats). Greater thickness might be necessary for aesthetic reasons or in extreme cases.
Mixing different colors of Plasti Dip protective coating can be done to achieve other colors. Your local hardware, home center, or paint store may also sell tubes of tinting colors. Add approximately 1/3 of a 1 oz. tube per 14.5 oz. can of Plasti Dip.
While Plasti Dip has been used for dishwasher rack repair in the past, it is not recommended. Our ReRACK™ product is much better suited for this application and works very well.
Plasti Dip protective coating has excellent resistance to acids, alkaline, and most common household chemicals. However, it is best to test this before going ahead with your application. Plasti Dip does have limited resistance to petroleum-based products.
While Plasti Dip has excellent dielectric properties (insulates against shock), our Liquid Tape Electrical product is specifically formulated and conveniently packaged for this application.
Rub acetone or fingernail polish remover in an inconspicuous area and apply Plasti Dip to test for success.
Plasti Dip does not contain any polyvinylchloride or any other vinyl resins.
Yes, the Plasti Dip Enhancer in the Glossifier™ formulation provides a glossy finish on cured Plasti Dipped items. Plasti Dip Enhancers are formulated to bond only with the unique chemical structure of Plasti Dip and are not recommended for use on other surfaces.