How to Save Money and Repair Vinyl Covered Door
This summer we ordered the Menvyl Repair kit to repair the hail storm damage to our vinyl siding. We also had a hot, windy summer that caked red dust on our front door that would NOT come off. It also blistered and cracked the vinyl on the door. Did you know some mobile home doors come with vinyl adhered to them? I did not know this. I thought it was just painted. To order a mobile home door in our area is $900 plus the cost to have it installed. We repaired the siding and had some of the repair kit left over and some of the Home Depot paint left over. We thought it was worth a try.
You would be aghast to see the condition of our front door before we began. We went to Home Depot with a small piece of vinyl off the house when we needed paint for the siding repair. We had left over paint for this project and decided we would have the same light green door.
I told you the door looked bad. The black squiggle lines are the blistered vinyl cracks. The red dust would not wash off with anything.
We followed the instructions and wiped around the area for the vinyl strip repairs with rubbing alcohol, then pressed on the vinyl pieces. They are guaranteed to stay on in extreme heat over 120 degrees F and colder to 40 below zero degrees F. It has been 7 below zero more than once and so far the siding repairs have held true. We cut the pieces that came with grid on the back for even cuts and peeled the paper off to apply the new vinyl to the door.
We had left over paint too, that Home Depot matched to our siding so we decided it was a good match for the door. Behr paint is good paint! It really went well on the door with one coat. A pint cost us $10 earlier when we did the siding on the walls after the hail damage.
We let it dry for several hours before we closed it enough to get a shot then reopened it to finish drying fully before we close it this evening. We left the window trim white. I love it! This door will be our back porch door when we get the porch built in a few years and my husband will then have retired and have the time to cut us a solid wood front door. We know Home Depot and other home improvement stores can match the paint again if we need it. This bought us some time and we feel it looks great.
This saved us time and the embarrassment of a horrible front door. It cost us nothing except a little time. I would say it is definitely worth the effort. It is so beautiful now.