Painting a plastic door

As we all know, wood can be varnished without any problems. But what about plastic? The surface of this material is normally smooth and pore-free, it does not absorb anything and therefore hinders the adhesion of "normal" paints. Fortunately, there are suitable special products that also stick to plastic doors. We tell you what to look out for and provide instructions.

What paints stick to my plastic door?

If you want to paint a plastic door, please follow the instructions for use of the respective color very carefully. It must be expressly stated here that the material is suitable for painting over plastic. Usually it is one of the following paints:

  • Two-component paint (short: 2K paint)
  • water-soluble acrylic varnish
  • Alkyd resin paint
  • Polyurethane varnish

Instructions: How to paint your plastic door correctly

  • Sandpaper (100)
  • Rag and water
  • Nitro thinner
  • rubber gloves
  • Plastic paint
  • screwdriver
  • Allen key
  • 2 wooden trestles
  • soft pads
  • Paint roller and brush
  • Dosing bowl for paint

1. Remove door leaf and hinges

Remove the door leaf, unscrew the hinges and handles. It is best to place the door on two wooden trestles for further processing.

2. Degrease the surface

First, degrease the entire surface with nitro thinner. Wear gloves and ventilate well. Caution: The liquid catches fire easily, so do not smoke during this work!

3. Sand the plastic

Now sand the entire surface thoroughly with fine sandpaper to improve the adhesion of the paint. Then wash off the dust and dry the door well.

4th. Paint the plastic door

Pour some varnish into the dosing bowl and first apply the paint to the edges and edges with the brush. Then carefully roll out the surfaces with varnish so that no defects remain.

5. Edit the other side

When the paint is completely dry, turn the door over and work the other side in the same way. Maybe a second coat of paint is needed on both sides.

Tips & Tricks Pay attention to the environmental compatibility of your paintwork, the »Blue Angel« will show you the way. Most of the time, it's water-soluble paints that do best here. These also protect your health.