How to Paint a Vinyl Storm Door
A vinyl storm door is something that you can easily paint as long as you properly prepare the door. You will need to have the right tools as well. Make sure that you are fully aware of what is expected of you before you begin to paint your vinyl door. The more prepared you are, the smoother it will go.
Step 1 – Prepare
The first thing that you will need to do is get your door prepared. Begin by rinsing your door with a hose so that you can get rid of all of the debris and dirt. Once the door is completely clean, then you will need to take it off of its hinges with your screwdriver. Lay down a drop cloth in the area that you wish to work in and lay the door flat on top of it.
Step 2 – Door Handle
If you wish to remove the door handle, then you will be able to do this using the two screws that are on the base surrounding your handle. However, if you do not wish to remove the handle, then you can simply cover it up using a plastic bag. Either masking tape or painters tape will do the trick in making sure the bag stays in place.
Step 3 – Clean
To get a deep clean on the door, you will need to get some dish soap in a bucket and scrub the door with a scrub brush. Go in a circular motion as you do this. Make sure that you rinse the door thoroughly and give it time to dry completely before you begin.
Step 4 – Prime
Get a face mask as you prime the door. A liner will need to be put inside of your paint tray. An even coat of your primer will need to be applied to the surface. Make sure the door has completely dried before you continue.
Step 5 – Paint
Stir the paint well before pouring. Apply a thin and even coat of the paint onto the door. Let the first coat dry before you attempt a second coat. A second coat may not necessary, read the product label to check. You can also usually tell by looking at the door after it has had a chance to dry.
Step 6 – Finish Up
Once the door has had time to completely dry and needs no more coats of paint, you are ready to finish up. You can put the door back on the hinges and put the door handles back on if you had taken them off. It is a good idea to not use the door at all until the paint has had time to set. Even if the paint is dry, it still has not set. Give your door about 3 days before you attempt to use it at all.