Painting upvc door and frame

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  1. David Parry

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    Can anyone advise on the best primer to use on the outside faceof a upvc
    door.
    David Parry, Jan 18, 2004
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    rob Guest

    "David Parry" <> wrote in message
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    > Can anyone advise on the best primer to use on the outside faceof a upvc
    > door.
    >
    > Best advice I can give, is not to paint it. You will find that however

    well you do it , the paint will eventually peel off, and will look ten times
    worse .
    With the expansion and contraction of the plastic , even the very best of
    paints will eventually come off.
    Is the door so bad that you cant refurbish it with special cleaners
    available from upvc manufacturers instead.????????
    rob
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    "David Parry" <> wrote in message
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    > Can anyone advise on the best primer to use on the outside faceof a upvc
    > door.
    >
    >


    You don't paint them, you wash them down and take any scratches out with
    toothpaste and a damp cloth. Any deep scratches can be sanded out and
    filled with decorators caulk to make them look good again.

    Acrylic paints can dissolve the PVC, so shouldn't be used. Gloss paints
    make the PVC go tacky by melting through the surface coating and damaging
    the bond between the base and polished coatings. Water based paints don't
    really stick to well to polished coatings so eventually wash off in the
    rain.


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    Painting UPVC Doors

    Hi, First clean off surface area with warm water and detergent (washing up liquid is fine). Once dry apply 'Owatrol' E.S.P solution as advised by the manufacturer (dampen cloth with solution and wipe over surface area). Once dry apply an thinned down undercoat (thin down with white spirit). It may be necessary to apply an additional undercoat (not so thin) before applying the finish coat.......I agree that painting UPVC is not ideal but was recently asked by a customer to do this. I will be keen to find out over time whether my process has been successful. Good luck.
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