Paul at Dunne & Sorted got in touch when he was looking for a product to revive a customer’s faded composite door and we recommended Polytrol. He’s sent us some photos of the project before and after he’d completed it and some instructions on how he did it.
For more information about Paul and his company please see his bio below. We couldn’t wait to see the photos and share them with our other customers. I’m sure you’ll agree that the transformation is nothing short of marvellous!
1. Prepare the surface
Firstly, prepare the door. Remove any dirt, grease, grime or mildew from it. If there is any wax or polishes on the door, you will also need to remove this.
Clean the door with warm, soapy water then rinse thoroughly.
Although we didn’t have any mildew on the door, if you do, don’t worry. Mildew can be treated with a 50:50 bleach and water solution. Just scrub it on, leave it for 10-15 minutes, then rinse it off.
After cleaning, leave the door to dry for 24 hours before applying Polytrol. Make sure that your door is completely dry before moving on to the next step!
2. Apply the Polytrol
Liberally apply Polytrol with a brush (you could also use a cloth) and then leave it to work for 10-20 minutes. Before it starts to become tacky, wipe off any excess with a clean, lint-free cloth.
Then leave it to dry.
The door didn’t take us longer than 20 minutes so we could do it all in one go but if it will take you any longer than 20 minutes, you will need to work within areas that can be completed within this time-frame.
To achieve the shiny finish, buff the surface with a lint-free polishing cloth.
3. Clean up
After finishing, clean the brush with white spirits.
This satisfied customer used Polytrol to revive their composite front door but it is also great for a wide range of other uses, including brightening faded car bumpers and reviving the gelcoat on your boat!
We hope you found this post on how to revive a composite front door helpful! If you have any other advice or top tips, please feel free to leave them in the comments below. We love hearing from you!