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Post by rob39 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:18 pm

Hi
I've a grubby looking patio door, some minor scratches but in perfect working order. Looking to paint them white, any hints, tips, products to use??
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Post by Rorschach » Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:07 pm

Why would you want to take a maintenance free item and paint it?
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Post by Bob225 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:30 pm

Don't do it, give them a good clean with a upvc cleaner, Wurth do a good quality one but make sure its the solvent based one as they do 2 types

if all else fails IPA does the trick
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Post by OchAye » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:37 pm

Bob225 wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:30 pm
if all else fails IPA does the trick
Changing the wife for a less demanding model also does the trick ... although IPA will be cheaper.

When I looked earlier ... toolstation has a an everbuild product at a price that is worth a try.
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Post by Bob225 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:11 am

Not India Pale Ale, I meant isopropyl alcohol - both will ease the nagging sensation


PSA. Don't drink Isopropyl Alcohol Kids


Edit.The Wurth cleaner is type 32 also HG do a solvent based cleaner
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Post by sammy.se » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:09 pm

If you do end up painting, use a Primer like Zinser, but if you just want to get it white again, then don't paint, just clean it well, as per advice above.
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Post by OchAye » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:14 pm

Bob225 wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:11 am
Not India Pale Ale, I meant isopropyl alcohol - both will ease the nagging sensation
My idea of IPA was better than yours :huray:
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Post by OchAye » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:17 pm

sammy.se wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:09 pm
If you do end up painting, use a Primer like Zinser
Bulls eye 123 not zinsser BIN. Or Bedec MSP paint and do not bother with primers. Anyhoo, Rob has not shown up so he is probably at the solicitor's working out what not painting the doors will cost him.
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