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Old 11-05-2016, 04:55 AM   #1
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Installed a smooth composite exterior door and jamb. Thinking XIM and oil topcoat. White. Told owner could just leave it alone. Or I'll paint it if they want.
I put one in about 4 yrs ago and owner never painted. Still looks like new. And another about 2-1/2 yrs ago. Wood grain and painted with latex. Can't remember what brand.

Read thread from 2008. Just wanted to hear any newer techniques.
Pretty sure it is a pvc composite but can't find out until Monday. Forgot to call yard yesterday.
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If it looks good as is then he has a maintenance free door. I stay away from oil based on exterior plastics. Their lack of flexibility can lead to problems if the substrate experiences expansion/contraction seasonally.

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Light sand. Acetone clean. Prep Rite primer. Advantage 900 topcoat.
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I like that Prep Rite.
I'll be using that again.
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I prime them with a latex bonding primer, finish with two coats of exterior latex paint of your choice. Stay away from the oil for this project.
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Composite doors are made up from a variety of materials, including PVC, wood, insulating foam and GRP (glass reinforced plastic).

If it's a PVC composite door, they last fine unpainted, and are manufactured ready for immediate top coat, no primer necessary.

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