How to change the colour of uPVC windows
If you have uPVC windows you’ll know the main problem with them. If you’ve had them on your property for a number of years, you’ll notice that they have lost some of their brightness, and look faded and old. This is a common problem, and it happens to all uPVC windows as well.
Ever since uPVC windows were first introduced in the 1980s, they have been seen as a great solution to a property being old or unattractive. Durable and easy to look after, millions of homes and office buildings have been converted over time into buildings with uPVC windows.
However, over time, people have realised that uPVC windows may have looked great for a few years after installation, but time has now caused them to look old and faded. The natural response here is to simply replace the windows. That is, of course, something that can be done. But there is another way to solve the problem.
You can change the colour of uPVC windows, and this is something that a lot of people don’t consider. But once it is done it can look spectacular, and really transform the property and how it is presented. And there is such a wide variety of colours out there that it is very easy to find a colour you like.
It’s very easy to get started on the process. All you have to do first is to make sure the surface you are going to paint is dirt and dust free. This requires a good wash down with warm soapy water. If you have some added elements in uPVC, such as algae, there are special cleaners you can buy that make it easy to get rid of them.
Once you have cleaned the surface, you sit back and wait for it to dry. This shouldn’t take too long, and you’ll need to make sure it is dry before you consider painting it.
Then you make the area ready, which simply involves using masking tape to protect the glass and other areas that you don’t want paint on. This is obviously a crucial part of the process and it should help you ensure you get that perfect finish. Obviously, make sure that other items are removed from the area you will be painting in.
You will need to buy specialist paint from the store. Every good store will sell paint that can be used on uPVC windows so it should be easy to find one near you that does this. They will also be able to give advice on whether or not a certain colour is going to work.
Paint with a specialist spray gun that you can again get from a good DIY store. The minimum number of coats is usually 2, but we recommend starting with 2 and then seeing whether or not it needs another 1 or 2 coats. You will know once the paint has dried how effective it has been. If it is the kind of finish you want, then you’ve done it. All That remains is to watch as your friends and neighbours comment on your wonderful new windows.
Changing the colour of uPVC windows isn’t necessarily easy, but the effect on the property afterwards makes all the work worthwhile.