If so what type of paint recommended?
Hi there, yes it can be painted and here is a link to other hometalkers that have done it.
Christopher Lowell used to do this all the time on his show. Remember him? He always used oil based paints to do the job. And, in order to insure a more lasting finish, prep work is a must. Cleaning, light sanding and priming are essential.
You must make sure it is very clean (free of wax). You can use a bonding primer made for painting on vinyl to make the paint stick.