Painting a composite door

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Painting a composite door

Post by JLC9779 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:01 am

I have a couple of 20 year old composite doors which have faded in places and a few scratches etc. They are brown and wood effect. I am wanting to tidy them and possibly repaint them. Any colour would do, but is it possible to repaint them. They have the wood effect texture on them but think painting them dark brown or maybe black. Any tips would be great or is it best just to bike the bullet and replace with a couple of wooden doors and paint and maintain those instead. Thanks for any help.
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Post by OchAye » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:29 pm

Are these doors external and plastic coated (with engineered wood inside)? If yes, clean, degrease, finish by wiping with methylated spirit. Nothing I can suggest for the scratches as they are textured. Then you have two options, a specialist primer for difficult surfaces (e.g. zinsser bulls eye 123 but all majors have similar primers) + the paint you like or a paint that works straight on plastic e.g. Bedec multisurface paint. I would opt for the paint and having used the satin version of Bedec it sticks damn well but it does not have much opacity. The professionals here said the gloss version was so much better.

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Post by Desmondo15 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:49 pm

+1 For Bedec MSP
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