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Do You Paint Fypon?

By Krista York

Fypon is the most popular brand for decorative trim and molding. It’s an excellent choice for anyone looking for elegant and unique molding to accent their home interior. Fypon is not a material in and of itself. Fypon is a brand, and the product is made of urethane foam molded into various shapes and styles. The final product is a hard and moisture-resistant material that is great for interior and exterior settings. 

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What are the pros and cons of Fypon products?

An interior entryway with Fypon trim and moulding.
Original image from Fypon.

Fypon has unique decorative attachments for your home, and that has obvious benefits to the street value of your home. Here is a list of some of the pros:

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Weather resistant
  • Low maintenance
  • Resist decay
  • Resist moisture
  • Color doesn’t fade from the sun
  • Can be nailed, cut, and sanded just like wood

Fypon has a closed-cell structure, which makes it resistant to moisture and infestation. That’s particularly beneficial if you plan on using Fypon on your home exterior. 

However, there are some minor cons to Fypon that you might want to consider. 

Cons

  • Price
  • Sanding can change the texture and look

Since Fypon is hardened urethane foam, any texture on it is artificial. If you attempt to sand it, you will change the texture of the surface permanently. Sanding is a standard part of the painting process, and skipping sanding can greatly reduce the paint’s lifespan. 

However, since it isn’t a standard building material like vinyl or wood, we get asked a lot “can you paint Fypon?”  

Can you paint Fypon products?

Fypon product over a fireplace.
Original image from Fypon.

The answer is yes. According to Fypon’s website, the material comes “double-primed with an exterior coating.” Painting isn’t necessary for Fypon products, but you certainly can paint them to refresh the style. 

What paint should you use on Fypon?

Fypon has actually collaborated with Sherwin Williams to create a few paint bases that match their factory priming product. Here are the details, as listed on their website:

Fypon® Oatmeal:

Resilience™ exterior latex

Product #K43W53

Sheen: satin

Base: deep base

Fypon® White:

Resilience™ exterior latex

Product #K42W51

Sheen: flat

Base: extra white

No colorant needs to be added to the formula. Quart and gallon formulas are shown below:

Quart formula 

W1: 

white 4/32, 1/64 

B1: 

black 7/32, 1/64, 1/128 

R2: 

maroon 4/32 

Y3: 

deep gold 15/32, 1/64, 1/128 

Gallon formula 

W1: 

white 18/32 

B1: 

black 7/32, 1/64, 1/128 

R2: 

maroon 15/32, 1/64 

Y3: 

deep gold 63, 32”

If you want a color other than the ones used by Fypon, that isn’t a problem! We can paint any color over Fypon without any issues, and it will blend seamlessly into your other trim. Fypon is already a durable product, but high-quality paint is a protective barrier that will keep it (and the rest of your house) looking great for years to come. 


If you are ready to get a quote on your home exterior or interior, fill out the form below for a free estimate from Heritage Custom Painting. Our 2022 schedule is filling quickly, though, so secure your spot today. 

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