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Painting plastic interior doors?

LizC44's picture

Hi! We moved into a house built in 1993, in which all the interior doors are this gawd-awful dirty-yellow-cream-coloured plastic, moulded to look like wood.  Given the other colours in house, painting them a dark apricot or brick colour would work well. But i'll make-do with white if need be.My guess is that standard latex interior paint is not going to adhere at all.  How would I go about doing this?  How does one paint plastic?  I have twelve doors to do in total.Or ... would the only option be to replace them?Many thanks for your help and suggestions.  :)

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trinityflores's picture

Plastic painting is a good idea for christmas decoration. I have tried this kind of decoration during my high school days. We should teach our children to be more creative even just in simple things.

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paulajackson's picture

I would suggest you replace them. Plastic door can look a bit odd if not painted properly. 

Jay Mari's picture
Jay Mari

Choosing the best paint that will help to improve the environment in your space choose the a color that is lighter and will give a wide space. 

gharbuilder12's picture

I think there is no issue in painting plastic interior doors however if you want to choose colours for your interior doors then blue can be a good option.

Jay Mari's picture
Jay Mari

There are special primers and paints made especially for painting over plastic. Check with your local hardware store.

ChalmersAbrams's picture

This is a nice idea to paint doors such that it will look like wood .Now it may suit with your house and other decorative items made up of wood.

sherlyk's picture

I was wondering what the correct procedure was for painting plastic interior panels, etc. I know you probably need to clean the part and then wash with some sort of solvent. what is the best way? I want this to last. i see some people with painted panels that chip really easily.

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