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jackofnotrade

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 11:07 am Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 11:40 am Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 8:53 am Reply with quote

Wont gloss just chip constantly?

Would a self etching spray primer not be better? such as the type that they user on car bumpers

eg

http://www.kpg-industrial.com/products/selfetching_primer/
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 11:28 am Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 5:31 pm Reply with quote

Fair enuff Robbie- I have never tried personally.

Cheers
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JohnD

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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 7:35 am Reply with quote

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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