Problem Solver - Painting a composite door

Problem

Composite doors are finished in a Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) coating of a specified colour which is designed not to fade or wear for the life of the door. GRP isn't made to be painted, but when chosen the following steps can be taken.


Stages

Stage 1 - Preparation

Wash down the surface to remove any surface contamination with clean water and a mild detergent, then rinsed again with clean water.


Use a fungicidal solution to kill any mould, mildew or surface growth and rinse with clean water.

Brewers recommends:
  • Albany Fungicidal Wash 1L
    - A 1 litre concentrated multi surface treatment to prevent the growth of surface mould on timber and masonry

Stage 2 - Basecoat

Use a suitable etching primer to key to the surface and allow a top coat to be applied.

Brewers recommends:

Stage 3 - Topcoat

Apply two coats of a suitable finish.

Brewers recommends: