Fun House Design, Inc.Product Info

Our brackets, screen doors and gates are constructed from solid sheets of dense, paint grade, expanded foam PVC with UV inhibitors and a matte finish. This material has many of the qualities of wood and can be modified and installed with conventional woodworking tools. It has the look and feel of smooth, painted wood, but is superior to wood in many ways — particularly for use outdoors.

Some of the benefits of this material are:

  • No maintenance — requires no sealing or painting
  • Will not rot, crack, splinter or buckle
  • Will not absorb moisture
  • Not affected by termites or other insects
  • Chemical resistant
  • Fire retardant
  • Eco-friendly and completely recyclable

In addition, since our products are cut out of a single, solid piece of material, there are no joints to ever weaken or come apart. This solid sheet construction also allows a much greater range of design possibilities because we are not limited by the width of available wood or the direction of the wood grain.

Although this product requires no painting, it may be painted with a good quality exterior LATEX paint. Do NOT use an oil-based paint. The manufacturer recommends lightly sanding the front and back with an orbital sander using a fine grit sandpaper. This will rough up the smooth top surface of the PVC and help the paint adhere. The cut edges do not need to be sanded. The manufacturer also recommends only painting with light colors. Here’s a quote from their Usage and Fabrications Guidelines:

"For outdoor use, to minimize heat build up and possible deflection, pastel colors rather than darker colors, are recommended. Painting the entire surface with dark colors is not advised."

E-mail us at funhousemail@earthlink.net or call us at 706-401-6929 with any questions.

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