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Has anyone actually done it?

need advice please

Madness102  Female  South Yorkshire 27-Aug-2018 07:39 Message #4724218
I would like to paint my upvc plastic front door - is there special paint? Whats it called? Where can I get it?
And most important - how well does it do the job??
AndyMacG  Male  the West Midlands 27-Aug-2018 08:10 Message #4724219
Personally, i've never done it but then i thought PVC windows and doors were introduced to do away with maintenance like re-painting but i assume that there will be some kind of touchup paint available in the event of slight damage and i doubt very much if it would be an easy task to completely change the colour or repaint a whole door or window, good luck with your quest.

Andy Mac
Judance  Female  Berkshire 27-Aug-2018 08:33 Message #4724221
I would seek advice from those who know best, the people who sell them (and the paint)

Pop into Homebase or B&Q and see what they have to say or speak to a registered installer.

As Andy said, I'm not sure these doors were ever meant to be painted.
Pboro Trevor  Male  Cambridgeshire 27-Aug-2018 09:27 Message #4724226
Not advisable apparently.

The chemicals in the uPVC would prevent any paint from properly adhering tothe door

Sea Urchin  Female  Essex 27-Aug-2018 09:34 Message #4724228
The idea of UPVC is tht it is maintenance free, no painting required. Other than wiping them down occasionally there is nothing to do. I believe attempting to paint, it would either flake off or wipe off. If you prefer another colour it would be better to replace the door, as they do come in various colour choices now. Or you could always replace with a wooden one, then very easy to change colour at will.
Toxophilite  Male  Leicestershire 27-Aug-2018 12:20 Message #4724262
If you google it, there are specialist paints available for upvc, however it's not something I would consider doing personally.
Madness102  Female  South Yorkshire 27-Aug-2018 12:43 Message #4724265
Yes, Toxo, later today after my 7.30am post I have indeed gone Ogle and utube - lots of info on there but I did want to hear from someone who had tried it, and the end results, of course.
Blue-Poppy  Female  East Yorkshire 27-Aug-2018 19:41 Message #4724311
Never done a door but I did once try painting some old (once) white pvc garden chairs. I'd seen some done in Turkey so thought I'd have a go. Wasn't really a success, the paint peeled off quite easily and they'd have needed doing again after a winter - so I bought some more. Up to you but have to say I'd not risk it; I could have taken the chairs in during winter but you can't do that with your door. Ha ha
Madness102  Female  South Yorkshire 27-Aug-2018 21:38 Message #4724326
Thanks for that BP - well I could actually take the door off hinges to do job but would need to start whole job at 5am in order to get two coats on and get re-hung before bedtime!!

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