How To Paint A Fiberglass Door That Has Been Stained: Easy Process Of Painting Previously Stained Fiberglass Door


Easy Process Of Painting Previously Stained Fiberglass Doors

If you have a high-quality fiberglass doors at home, they will surely offer the beauty of natural wood without any of its problems, including cracking, rotting or warping. Fiberglass doors usually comes in a huge range of styles, paints as well as stains, that can be repainted or stained easily, exactly the same way as painting natural wood. Good surface preparation is one of the important factors when it comes to any successful paint job, and this is true to fiberglass doors as well. The main process for painting over a stained fiberglass door is exactly the same as for any other door. However, in the case of fiberglass door, when you paint over stain, you must seal the door with the help of a sealing primer in order to keep away the pigment in the stain from bleeding through to the paint. After you complete the preparation work, then you need to apply two coats of latex enamel paint to give your fiberglass door an excellent look.

Thing's You Will Need

  • Drop Cloths & Household Cleaner
  • Sponges & Painter's Tape
  • 150-Grit Sandpaper & Tack Cloth
  • Primer, Acrylic Paint & Paintbrushes

Easy Step By Step Process

  • Remove The Door From The Frame
    Firstly, place two sawhorses in a ventilated working area. Put down a drop cloth on the floor underneath the sawhorses. Pull out the screws that attaches the door to the frame, with the help of a drill. Place a wedge underneath the edge of the door for support, before removing the door from the frame. Take the door to the working area and put it down across the sawhorses.
  • Remove The Doorknob And The Hardware From The Door
    Remove the doorknob as well as the hardware from the door, with the help of a drill to back out the screws. Cover the perimeter of glass window panes as well as the weather stripping, by applying painter's tape on them.
  • Prepare A Cleaning Solution Of Hot Water And Trisodium Phosphate (TSP)
    Wear rubber gloves before preparing a cleaning solution of hot water and trisodium phosphate (TSP), in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. Dip a clean cloth in the TSP solution before cleaning the door & get rid of dirt and grease. Rinse the door using clean water before allowing it to dry completely.
  • Fill Holes & Dents In The Door Using Vinyl Spackling
    Fill holes as well as dents in the door using vinyl spackling, with the help of a putty knife in order to push the spackling into the holes and dents before scrapping off most of the excess. Wipe any remaining excess spackling with the help of a clean cloth. Wear dust mask before sanding the door, including the edges, in order to scuff the surface for paint, using a medium-grit sanding pad. Get rid of the sanding dust with the help of a vacuum.
  • Apply A Coat Of Primer To The Door
    Take a paint pan & pour sealing primer into it before applying a coat of primer to the door, with the help of a 6-inch mini roller. Use a synthetic roller cover, instead of a foam cover, due to the fact that foam leaves tiny air bubbles. Allow the primer to dry for the time period recommended by the manufacturer. Sand the door gently in order to ensure a smooth surface for paint, with the help of a fine-grit sanding pad. Remove the sanding dust with the help of a clean, damp cloth. Apply a second coat of primer to the door before allowing it to dry completely.
  • Apply A Thin Coat Of Paint To The Door
    Stir a can of latex paint with the help of a stir stick. Take a clean paint pan & pour paint into it and place, fit, or push a new roller cover onto the roller handle. Use long, smooth rolls in order to apply a thin coat of paint to the door. Access recessed areas, or the corners of raised panels, with the help of a tip of the roller cover. Allow the paint to dry for the time period recommended by the manufacturer. Apply a second coat of paint to the door before allowing it to dry for at least 24 hours & finally replace the hardware and rehang the door.
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