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UPVC door accidentally glossed

Postby momma » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:57 pm


After having a room decorated..I have just discovered that the upvc door (with a wood grain finish) has been painted with white gloss..

Any advice please ?

Many thanks...
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Gorilla Glue heavy duty grab adhesive

Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:27 pm

are you sure it's a upvc door? not commonly used internally. i suspect that it's an engineered door (probably hollow) with a textured board. they can be sanded and painted.

if it IS upvc then it should not be too much of a problem to gently scrape it off once the gloss is fully dry (assuming it was a solvent based paint) which might take several weeks. in fact it will probably start peeling of it's own accord. avoid paint stripping chemicals as they will damage the pvc.
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Postby wildbill » Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:36 am

wurth do a great product for cleaning off the pvc once the door has been scrapped off its called type 10 can get it from most pvc supplyers
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Postby momma » Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:17 pm

Many thanks chris and wilbill.. is a upvc door..(had them installed to save painting.. :roll: )

I will ask if it was a solvent based gloss first ..the laddie that did it didn't realise it was upvc..

Thanks for the tip re the wurth product..I'll check it out..

Thank goodness I didn't ask him to paint both sides of all 8 doors !.. :wink:
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