uPVC Painting Process
The uPVC Painting process does require a significant amount of uPVC Painting experience and craftsmanship. That’s why we recommend an uPVC Painting Expert. Only a true expert in upvc painting such windows will be able to get that perfect finish that you need. However, whether you find a uPVC Painting Expert or not, you still need to know a little about the surface and how it needs to be treated.
uPVC is perfectly robust material that could last for years and still keep it’s look, uPVC seemed to become the accepted standard for doors and windows. The windows and doors covered in uPVC were also sold as being maintenance free. This meant that homeowners could look forward to permanently perfect frames, with little repair work on the part of the owners.
However, even though it is hard wearing, when it does start to suffer the wear and tear of a few years, uPVC can look awful. You will have seen some windows that have had plenty of experience of the elements over the years, and now look faded and very old. When uPVC was new, it looked fantastic. The clean surface really made for a lovely, bright look. However, time will take its toll, and there are now a number of uPVC surfaces around that do not look at their best.
Another reason for Panting uPVC 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?
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.
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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 look