Can You Paint uPVC windows? It’s a good question and for a quick and simple answer, yes you can paint uPVC Windows, you can now paint all uPVC products but if you where after a quick and simple answer you’d have stopped reading by now.
PVC or uPVC looks amazing when it’s new, it’s got that fresh just out of the wrapper look and smell to it but like everything new it begins to fade and lets face it uPVC can look scruffy over time and once it starts to look scruffy, well there was no going back no matter how much you cleaned it, that was until now.
How you can you paint uPVC windows?
Now my friends we can paint our uPVC Windows, that’s right, thanks to some guys and girls in lab playing with paint all day us common folks can now paint our uPVC Windows in the same way we would paint our walls, ok so not quite the same way but it has become very very easy to paint uPVC Windows and let face it painting your uPVC is 80% CHEAPER and a lot let messy.
It was back in the 1980s, when uPVC windows first hit the streets, they were the new must have for every home and within a few short years every street up and down the UK had row after row of uPVC windows and doors. They looked smart and they required hardly any maintenance. However, over time they started to look a little tired and now we have street after street of old look dull uPVC (Thank god for guys in labs) .
So we now know you can paint upvc windows. The only possible scenario where you couldn’t paint a uPVC Window would be one where the window was new, as in just fitted. This is because a special type of uPVC paint is need, the uPVC the paint creates a type of seal and bonds itself to the upvc window, uPVC paint has great difficulty binding to brand new uPVC, but as the vast majority of uPVC in the country is established rather than new, this shouldn’t be a problem for most people.
Another reason for updating your uPVC with painting is the sheer number of colours you can use in the painting. The choice available is huge, and homeowners can very much choose exactly the colour they want to add further accent and style to their homes. It’s a truly staggering amount of paint colours, and any good service provider should be able to easily show you samples of shades and color schemes. It’s all part of the fun of having the uPVC painted, and many homes and businesses have now chosen to use that choice to their advantage.
Also, if by some small chance you don’t find the colour you want in the provider’s catalogue, you can always ask for a colour to be mixed.
If you think that your uPVC needs updating, don’t make the mistake of thinking that this means replacement. It certainly doesn’t, and that’s when painting the surfaces comes in. You’d be surprised by how many people don’t actually know you can do this by the way. It’s certainly not a common thing right now, and that’s mainly because people just haven’t considered it as an option. But it makes perfect sense. Why spend a fortune replacing frames, when you can simply arrange for them to be painted?
Painting uPVC Windows
You’ll find that if you hire someone to do the job for you, they will most likely spray the surface. It will look fantastic as a professional job, but what you may not see is the sheer amount of preparation that goes into the process first. It takes a long time and an eye for detail to clean a surface sufficiently, so that it is able to be sprayed.
The professionals will do this so that every bit of detritus or dust is gone before they start to paint. If you’re going to do this yourself, that is exactly where you would start. It’s also important to remember that the surface needs a thorough cleaning, because it’s hard to spot elements like grease, for example. If you don’t have a clean surface, that will have a direct result on the quality of the finish.
A professional painter will then give the surface a little bit of what they call ‘abrasion’. This allows the new paint to stick to the surface better. This will make for a better finish overall. Again, we would recommend that a professional does this simply because it has to be done to a high standard.
Most professionals apply a lot of paint. This means around a minimum of two or three coats to the surface. Again, with spraying this can be very difficult unless you know what you are doing.
The drying process after painting is actually usually a matter of hours. You’ll find that most professionals will wait until the drying has been done. Like all paint jobs, the finish cannot be truly appreciated until paint has dried.
There is of course a chance that you would want to do this yourself. And it is possible. But we recommend asking professionals for their advice on the tools you need for preparation, as well as the right paint to use. There is special paint available that will help you get the look you want. Whatever you do, don’t opt for paint that isn’t meant for this surface. At the very best (and we’re talking about good luck here) you’ll get a job that won’t look quite right. At worst, you will affect the overall look of the building.
Having your uPVC windows repainted is a logical choice. Unless your surface is beyond repair (in a cigarette burn, for example), it’s something that you should be doing, simply because it transforms the way a building looks.
Painting uPVC is a good idea if you want to spruce up the windows of your property. Just make sure you either get professional input or buy the best quality uPVC paint.
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