How To Paint A PVC Door

I have a white P.V.C door at home and was wondering is it possible to paint it black? Daniel, Galway

Hi Daniel,
Yes. you can paint your P.V.C Door and here is what I recommend:

  1. Make sure your door is fully clean and dry before painting (Clean with Original Krud Kutter)
  2. Apply a coat of Zinsser Bulls Eye Primer 1-2-3.
  3. Wait until primer is fully dry (60 – 90 Min).
  4. Apply a coat of ether Farbex Undercoat in Dark Grey or Dulux Undercoat Black (leave dry overnight).
  5. Finish with a coat of ether Farbex Gloss Black or Dulux Gloss Black.

Always make sure you use  good quality Brushes and Rollers to get the best finish. I always recommend Wooster or Corona they have a fantastic range for both the professional trades person to the keen D.I.Yer and to suit every ones budget.
Enjoy!

How to Paint A PVC Door: Pat McDonnell Paints

2017-08-16T11:44:17+00:00

40 Comments

  1. Gearoid Kelly 30th December 2015 at 1:09 am - Reply

    Sounds great.
    What about the white handles? Same procedure or would you need to get new handles?
    Thanks.

    • Orlaith @ Pat McDonnell Paints 22nd February 2017 at 12:05 pm - Reply

      Hi Gearoid! I would get new handles, as with wear and tear the paint could flake or chip off.

  2. Patricia mulholland 28th February 2016 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    I have a black P V C door just want to give it a black coat don’t want it gloss can you recommend what should I do please . Thank you.

    • Orlaith @ Pat McDonnell Paints 22nd February 2017 at 12:08 pm - Reply

      Hi Patricia! Even though door is black anyway you still need to prime. I would recommend – Degrease. Clean fully with a product called Flauxoff cleaner, then apply one coat of Zinsser 1.2.3, a water based primer in black. After this, apply two coats of Dulux Weathershield Exterior Satin in what ever colour you choose.

  3. Luz 22nd March 2016 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    Just a simple blog but shows great impact, i can say how good you are as a blogger..

    • Orlaith @ Pat McDonnell Paints 20th February 2017 at 3:51 pm - Reply

      Thank you Luz!

  4. Sharon 2nd April 2016 at 9:34 am - Reply

    Was thinking about painting white upvc window grey but was worried about the effect strong sunlight would have on it ,is there a risk of the paint blistering and cracking?

    • Orlaith @ Pat McDonnell Paints 22nd February 2017 at 12:06 pm - Reply

      Hi Sharon! Here is what I would recommend – Degrease / clean fully with a product called Flauxoff cleaner, Apply one coat of Zinsser 1.2.3 water based primer, than apply two coats of Dulux Weathershield Exterior Satin in what ever colour you choose!

  5. Angela culhane 6th April 2017 at 1:23 am - Reply

    Hi I have PVC door want to paint a shade of green please advise????

    • Orlaith @ Pat McDonnell Paints 2nd May 2017 at 2:16 pm - Reply

      Hi Angela! Here’s what to do:

      1. Degrease door firstly using – Fluxaf Cleaner / Degreaser
      2. Apply one cost of Zinsser 123 primer
      3. Finish with two coats of Dulux Exterior Weathershield satin finish available in different shades of green.

      Would love to see a pic of the finished result Angela, hope this helps!

      Orlaith

  6. Eamon Whyte 8th May 2017 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    Hi
    I want to paint my front door which is timber (already painted).l always find it hard to get a nice even finish. Can you please advise. Should I use a roller.
    Thanks

    • Orlaith @ Pat McDonnell Paints 16th May 2017 at 11:10 am - Reply

      Hi Eamon! You should use a 4” mohair rad roller sleeve. Hope this helps, let me know if you have any more questions!

  7. Ger 12th May 2017 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    Could u also use this idea on teak pvc windows, I want to paint the insides cream?TiA

    • Orlaith @ Pat McDonnell Paints 16th May 2017 at 11:09 am - Reply

      Hi Ger! Yes, you can use this method for teak PVC windows. Good luck with your project!

  8. The Restoration Group 17th May 2017 at 10:05 am - Reply

    This could be a stupid question but we’re taking the door off for this aren’t we or do we not need to do this?

    • Orlaith @ Pat McDonnell Paints 1st June 2017 at 12:52 pm - Reply

      Hi guys! No you wouldn’t have to take it off the hinges in order to paint it.

  9. SeanD 5th June 2017 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    Hi,

    I’m planning to paint only the inside of my uPvc door. Its black and we want to lighten it to a cream coulour. As its the inside we wouldnt need weathershield but would you still rccommend using this or is there a better paint to use indoors.

    Thanks

    • Orlaith @ Pat McDonnell Paints 12th July 2017 at 9:13 am - Reply

      Hi Sean! You will still need to prime door with 123 primer – and it can be over-coated with regular satinwood as its indoors. Hope this helps!

  10. Catriona 27th June 2017 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    Hi i have a red pvc door and want to paint it light green what should i use thanka

    • Orlaith @ Pat McDonnell Paints 29th June 2017 at 11:05 am - Reply

      Hi Catriona! I would recommend the following steps:

      1. Clean degrease as in above
      2. Prime as above ( Zinsser 1.2.3 )
      3. Apply two coats of Colourtrend satin in whichever light green shade you prefer!

      Let me know if you have any more questions!

  11. Suzanne 27th June 2017 at 9:55 pm - Reply

    Hi,

    My parents dog scratched the inside of my patio door which is white pvc can you recommend how I could paint over the scratches?

    Regards,
    Suzanne

    • Orlaith @ Pat McDonnell Paints 29th June 2017 at 11:03 am - Reply

      Hi Suzanne! I would recommend the following steps:

      1. Clean degrease door firstly with Fluxaf Cleaner
      2. Apply a coat of Zinseer 1.2.3 Primer
      3. Apply two coats of Colourtrend Satinwood white

      Let me know how it goes for you or if you have any more questions!

  12. Olivia 5th July 2017 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    Hi moving house shortly and unfortunately any major renovations will not be done for at least 18-24 months so basically stuck with the windows and doors, we have mix of brown wooden windows and brown pvc doors and windows plus two really large silver aluminum door/windows was hoping to paint everything white but can this be done?? I want to paint inside and outside! I don’t mind painting outside a really dark black brown if it makes things easier but need advice!!

    • Orlaith @ Pat McDonnell Paints 11th July 2017 at 9:49 am - Reply

      Hi Olivia! Yes you can absolutely paint your dark brown windows and doors white, or any colour you’d like for that matter! Please follow the following steps for best results:

      1. Degrease door & windows firstly using – Fluxaf Cleaner / Degreaser
      2. Apply one cost of Zinsser 123 primer
      3. Finish with two coats of Dulux Exterior Weathershield satin finish.

      We also have a blog post on painting PVC windows which you can view here: http://www.mcdonnellpaints.ie/can-i-paint-my-pvc-windows-a-different-colour/

      Let me know if you have any more questions Olivia!

  13. Mary Dineen 10th July 2017 at 11:23 am - Reply

    Love this blog!

    • Orlaith @ Pat McDonnell Paints 11th July 2017 at 9:33 am - Reply

      Thank you Mary!

  14. Gabrielle 13th July 2017 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    Hi Orlaith.. I’ve a white pvc door & I want to paint it red.. Yes I know about the 1,2,3 bull eye… But what under coat & top coat? I like a red gloss colour..so what brand? Dulux? Johnson?
    Thanks
    Gabrielle

    • Orlaith @ Pat McDonnell Paints 18th July 2017 at 3:23 pm - Reply

      Hi Gabrielle, I would use either Dulux or Colourtrend: both of which are available in satin or a high gloss finish. After priming, use a red oil water based undercoat for maximum effect.

  15. Laura 7th August 2017 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    Hi!! After lots of research I feel ready to paint my pvc door (orlaith you have been most helpful!!) Would you recommend rollers or brushes for painting? I lastly require help on spraying the metal parts of the door, which include handle, knocker and letterbox. I was thinking metal spray paint? And would this need priming before hand? Any advice would be muchly appreciated! Thank you

    • Orlaith @ Pat McDonnell Paints 10th August 2017 at 9:15 am - Reply

      Hi Laura! I would roll the door with a 4” Rad roller using a superflock sleeve and I then use a 1.5” Brush for cutting in around the edges. Prime the metal parts (once there are metal not allum with a std metal primer) then repaint with a gloss finish paint. Hope this helps Laura, let me know if you need help with anything else.

  16. Martin 14th August 2017 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    Hi, we have a brown aluminium external door. Is it possible to paint this? We have satin metal & wood paint already that we painted another timber door. We hope to paint this the same.

    Thanks,

    Martin

    • Orlaith @ Pat McDonnell Paints 15th August 2017 at 11:56 am - Reply

      Hi Martin, yes you can paint your door using the steps we’ve outlined. Let me know if you have any more questions!

    • Orlaith @ Pat McDonnell Paints 28th August 2017 at 4:41 pm - Reply

      Hi Martin, you can use the same steps as the PVC door above. Let me know if you have any more questions!

  17. Racheal 16th August 2017 at 11:11 am - Reply

    Hi what pain would you suggest to paint a grey composition door to black Tia.
    Racheal

    • Orlaith @ Pat McDonnell Paints 28th August 2017 at 4:40 pm - Reply

      Hi Racheal, I would reccomend Sikkens Rubbol Black in either Satura (Satin Finish) or XT (Gloss)

  18. Michael 27th September 2017 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    Hello

    I have a insulated garage door that got damage by a trampoline rubbing against it. It has an Oak finish but was wanting to paint it black or green. Is it possible to paint a prefinished door or is it replacement.
    Thanks

    Michael

    • Orlaith @ Pat McDonnell Paints 28th September 2017 at 1:33 pm - Reply

      Hi Michael! Yes this can repainted here is what I would recommend:

      • Degrease / clean fully with Powerclean by Fluxaf
      • Apply two coats of Zinsser 1.2.3 Primer
      • Apply two coats of Dulux Exterior Satin in what ever colour you choose

      • Michael 28th September 2017 at 5:48 pm - Reply

        Great job, thanks!

  19. Anna 4th November 2017 at 8:02 am - Reply

    Hi, I want to paint the inside of my pvc front door. Can I use normal gloss paint after a primer or is there a special pvc paint I need to use? Thanks

    • pmpadmin 21st November 2017 at 2:46 pm - Reply

      Hi Anna, you can use a normal paint after the primer. Bulls eye 123 which comes in 1/2 litre, 1 litre 2.5 litre and 5 litre is a primer available in our stores.

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