This study investigated surface hardness, roughness, and abrasion resistance of hot press molded wood plastic composite (WPCs) panels coated two types paints, water- or solvent-based paints. The WPC panels are produced from different amounts of pine wood flour (30 to 60 wt%), virgin polypropylene (37 to 67 wt%) and 3 wt% maleic anhydride polypropylene (MAPP). The surface abrasion resistance and hardness of the WPC panels painted with water or solvent based paints increased up to 50 wt% wood flour content, but further increment in the wood flour content decreased the abrasion resistance and hardness. The surface roughness of the painted WPCs increased with increasing wood flour content. The WPCs painted with solvent-based paints showed better surface quality as compared to the WPCs painted with water- based paints.