how to paint a composite door

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  1. jackofnotrade

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    When we bought our house it had new windows and a green composite door

    never been a fan of the green and after painting the house want to paint the door black and replace brass furniture with silver

    now how do i go about painting the door and what are the best products/where can i get them

    thanks for any help
     
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    Wiyh a composite door its is basically plastic so a gentle rub down with some wet'n'dry or if its the wood grain finish type use wire wool to get rid of the shine and provide a key. Thin the gloss down that your going to use and give it two coats. The first coat might not cover 100% hence the need for the second coat.
     
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    Generally painting plastic can cause it to chip but with these types of doors i have never had that problem. If its gloss on gloss several times it has more chance of chipping but in this case it shouldnt happen.
     
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    Fair enuff Robbie- I have never tried personally.

    Cheers
     
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    I haven't done a composite door, but for painting plastic I find a single generous flowing coat of non-drip gloss gives a nice finish

    it is safer to take a door off to paint it to avoid runs, if you can

    do the edges and fancy bits first
     

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