UPVC Painting & Spraying for Home Owners: How Paint Spraying can Improve Your Home

What is UPVC Painting & UPVC Spraying?

A specialised paint that is sprayed on plastic is called UPVC Paint. It comes in a range of colours and can be used to coat or cover PVC, PVCu, (UPVC), as well as many other kinds of hard or hardened plastic like ABS, polycarbonate, acrylic, and polyester powder coatings.

Plastic has a smooth, shiny surface and expands, so regular paint won’t stick to its surface very well; as a result, it will peel and split with time. With the help of UPVC Paint, which will actually chemically bond with the plastic to provide a full protective covering as well as a brand-new colour and appearance, this issue has been resolved. Now flexible, the UPVC Paint coating will shield the UPVC frames from heat and the sun’s UV rays.

Because clients could simply choose the colour of frames they wanted in the first place, we rarely get requests for completely new UPVC frames to be sprayed.

Because UPVC Paint is so UV resistant and colour stable, it maintains its colour without excessive fading.
One very significant point is that we advise against painting brand-new UPVC for the first 6 to 12 months following installation. The reason for this is that when UPVC frames are constructed, some resins may be released from the frames over the course of the first few months, much like how you must wait for plaster to fully dry before painting a wall.

Why is UPVC Painting & Spraying so Good for Home Owners?

If your UPVC windows, doors, conservatory and even soffits appear drab, worn out and old, UPVC painting them will get them looking like new again.

Obviously over time and being open to the outdoor elements like the weather and even air pollution UPVC will not stay looking like new for long. Spraying your UPVC windows and doors will not only give them a fresh look, but it will also help to add an extra layer of weather protection.

Painting and spraying your home’s UPVC is good because it will save you money compared to replacing whichever UPVC item you want to replace. This is especially so when comparing to replacing windows and doors.

We have written a post about how to improve the look of your house on a budget.

Finally UPVC paint spraying is good for home owners because it allows them to change the colour of their windows, doors, garage doors and conservatories.

Colours Available for UPVC Painting & Spraying

Anthracite Grey RAL 7016 is by far the most chosen colour as the popularity of UPVC painting has increased.
However there is a huge choice of over 400 paint colours available to spray paint your UPVC windows, doors, conservatory, garage doors, fascias, soffits, and gutters.

All of the colours listed on the British Standard Colour Chart are part of the basic colour palette you have access to. With us, you also have access to the amazing RAL colour palette, which has its own colour chart.

If you have a certain idea in mind, the best option is to have us mix a bespoke colour for you.

So What Colours of UPVC Paint are Most Popular?

Let’s look at it. The top 5 UPVC spray paint colours are as follows:

1. Pale Grey

A modest colour change can be achieved with light grey. It’s one of those colours that makes onlookers wonder what has changed with your home. It’s a great option for understated homes because of this. Light grey comes in a number of variations with various tones.

We recommend if looking for a pale grey colour start by looking at RAL 7047 Telegrey 4.

2. Dark Grey

For UPVC, dark grey is a stylish colour. It is appropriate for both old and new stone and brick homes. Because the UPVC border blends in more during the day, it resembles the look of aluminium and makes windows appear slimmer.

Dark grey comes in a variety of shades, with RAL 7016 Anthracite being one of the most widely used.

3. Black

Even more contrast is provided by jet black than by dark grey. On homes made of lighter stones like sandstone it is very common. It radically alters the appearance of white UPVC to give a property a fresh aspect.

It also does a good job of imitating aluminium, providing the appearance of aluminium at a far lower price. Just like with dark grey RAL 7016 Anthracite is very popular.

4. White

Unexpectedly, despite UPVC normally being white in its raw state, white is also a popular colour. The reason behind this is that some property owners prefer to update the appearance of their windows but refrain from changing the exterior of their residence. An excellent option for white spray paint is old, discoloured UPVC. RAL 9010 Pure white is a popular white colour.

5. Chestnut Brown

The colour chestnut brown gives the impression of chestnut wood. It has traces of crimson and is a deep, rich brown colour. Because this colour dominates the wooden trim on houses, it is well-liked. Mahogany, chocolate, and nut brown are some additional common shades of brown. These are comparable but less black and rich. The darkest wood brown is chestnut. RAL 8015 is the Chestnut brown coloured paint.

You can view the RAL colour chart.

RAL Colour Chart for Midlands UPVC Spray Painting
RAL Colour Chart for UPVC Paint

What Can UPVC Paint be Used on Around the Home?

1. Windows

You can have may things around your home spray painted using UPVC paint.

The most obvious is spraying your UPVC windows.

The appearance of your property will be completely changed for a small fraction of the cost by hiring UPVC window painters to restore and spray your UPVC windows.

The lifespan of your property will be increased as well as its visual appeal by spray painting UPVC windows.

With carefully designed window spray paint, you can get the tidy, modern appearance you desire as well as superior weather resistance.

2. Doors

There are ways to paint UPVC doors by spraying them even though they weren’t made to be painted. Your property’s value and curb appeal will increase if you update your door. No matter what colour your plastic is, whether it’s white, brown, or any other colour, the painting procedure is the same.

It is practically impossible to get a flawless finish by hand painting your UPVC doors so the best option is to spray them.

3. Conservatories

When it comes to conservatories, as long as it is in good condition it makes a lot of economical sense to spray paint.

Spray painting a UPVC conservatory will save you thousands of pounds as opposed to replacing it. The cost of a new conservatory does depend on its size but imagine an 80% saving on a new conservatory costing £5000.

You could initially think about hand-painting your conservatory. It would be very difficult to get the perfect and smooth finish you want because of their size, complicated structure, awkward corners, and intricate frameworks.

It would take a lot of time and possibly produce unsatisfactory results, this is why spaying UPVC conservatories are so popular.

4. Kitchen units

Kitchen styles and colours change over time. Your actual cabinets may still be in good shape but you may want to change the paint finish on your doors from gloss to matt for instance.

Maybe you want to change because you want your kitchen cabinets in a latest modern colour.

Damage to kitchen units can also be spray painted over by a professional sprayer and even adding in new units because of an extension these can be sprayed to match the existing kitchen units and end panels.

5. Gutters, fascia, soffits, and cladding

A painting renovation can be finished off by spray painting the gutters, fascia, soffits, and cladding. To create a cohesive concept for your property, you can match the colour of your windows and doors.
You will immediately increase the curb appeal of your house and your outside will appear to have been purpose-built or carefully designed.

Spray painting is a cost-effective alternative to replacing gutters, fascia, soffits, and cladding, which may be extremely expensive.

Allowing you to colour-match or even complement your current colour scheme would significantly improve the appearance and atmosphere of your home. 

Top Five Benefits of Spray Painting UPVC Windows

  1. Spraying window frames is effective
  2. Spray painting UPVC windows is fashionable
  3. Spraying is cheaper than replacing
  4. Durability of paint
  5. Windows painting is versatile

We have written a post in more details about top five benefits of spray painting UPVC windows.

UPVC Painting, How to Get the Best Results

Spray painting is the finest method for painting UPVC windows, doors, conservatories or kitchens.
Professional paint sprayers like us all around the country utilise spraying, the best method for painting UPVC windows, doors, conservatories and kitchens. By using a sprayer instead of a brush, you may create a smooth, professional finish and prevent streaks and other markings that come from brush painting.

However, painting UPVC windows, doors, conservatories or kitchens is not a simple task, so if you want a professional result please contact us for a FREE quote.

If you do want to try DIY painting of your UPVC then we recommend you follow these tips:

Apply Protective Covers: The first step is to cover the exterior of your home and the glass of your windows and such like with protective coverings.
This will safeguard your valuables and guarantee that you only paint the UPV and not the rest of your home at the same time.

Clean all the UPVC to be Painted: Make sure to give all window and door frames a thorough cleaning and to remove all debris, dust, and filth.
This will make sure that nothing might prevent the paint from properly adhering to the surface and change the smooth effect.

Sand Down the Things to be Painted: After properly cleaning the items to be painted, the following step is to lightly sand them in order to create a surface that is slightly abrasive.
By doing this, you can make sure that the paint will stick to the surface better and provide a finish that is smooth and uniform.

Apply a Layer of Primer: Applying a layer of primer to the things to be painted before painting them will make it easier for the paint to adhere to the surface and produce a higher-quality finish.

Start Spray Painting: Once the surface has been fully prepared, painting can begin. It is best to apply three layers of paint onto the UPVC as a minimum, but depending on your chosen colour, it could take a few more to ensure the UPVC
is covered correctly.

Allow the Paint to Dry: After spray painting, you should wait around 30 minutes for it to dry. Then, check to make sure that a flawless finish and a layer of colour-coordinated paint have been applied.

Remove Protective Coverings: Once your UPVC painted items are completely dry, remove all protective coverings to reveal them.

All Windows at the Back of a Coventry House Showing Preparation for Painting
Preparation of Windows to be Sprayed

Some Popular Questions About UPVC Painting & Spraying

What is UPVC?

Although referred to as a sort of plastic, UPVC is not actually constructed of plastic; rather, it is made of a vinyl polymer that is bonded to chlorine atoms, which is why regular plastic paints won’t stick for very long.

How Much Does UPVC Spraying Cost?

Spraying UPVC is about 80% less expensive overall than replacing. For further costs on UPVC spraying of windows, doors and conservatories go to our blog post here >

Can Spraying Windows and Doors add Value to my Property?

In a word yes! Updating and modernising your house in the right way will always add value and make it easier to sell if you ever choose to.

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