How to paint trespa panels

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  June 19, 2022
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Sandpaper 80 and 240
tack cloth
polyurethane primer
polyurethane paint
Felt roller 10 cm
paint tray
Sanding 80
Dust-free with a penny and tack cloth
Apply primer with brush and roller
Sanding 240

Trespa plates are used as a replacement, especially for buoy parts and wind struts.

You often see this in garages, where the woodwork has been replaced by trespa.

Today, trespa   is available in different colors and can be cut to size.

The application of these trespa plates is usually done by a professional, if you are a bit handy you can also do it yourself.


In principle this is not necessary.

By that I mean that trespa   are not discolored at all and are therefore UV resistant.

Another advantage is that they do not get dirty quickly.

In other words: you don’t have to clean the plates so often, usually twice a year is enough.

In addition, you have no maintenance at all, while you are going to paint it regularly have to paint over the paint layer.

So for that reason you don’t have to do it.

If you want to paint for aesthetic reasons, I understand.


First degrease well with B-clean.

I choose B-clean because then you don’t have to rinse.

Then roughen it well with 80-grit sandpaper.

When you’re done sanding, make it dust-free and degrease again!

Only treat the horizontal parts or surfaces and not the sides.

This is because there is little space between the joints and for technical reasons.

The paint systems you can use now are the following:

1.On a polyurethane basis: both the primer and the lacquer.

This is to eliminate the voltage difference.

  1. Waterborne:  both primer and lacquer.

You can still choose a silk or high gloss.

Personally, I opt for a high gloss because it is easier to keep clean.

Do you have any questions?

Let me know by leaving a comment.



I'm Joost Nusselder, the founder of Tools Doctor, content marketer, and dad. I love trying out new equipment, and together with my team I've been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with tools & crafting tips.

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