With the advent of specialist UPVC and plastic paints, people are aware UPVC Windows, UPVC Doors, Conservatories, Garage Doors, Soffits, Fascias and Guttering can be painted instead of having to just be replaced. This has become very popular over recent years mainly because of the availability of specialist UPVC paints and the ever increasing cost of replacing UPVC Windows, UPVC Doors, Conservatories, Garage Doors, Soffits, Fascias and Guttering.
You can actually save around 70% so is very affordable for customers. However UPVC painting is not easy, it is much harder than regular painting of wooden windows and doors.
We see a lot of badly painted UPVC windows and doors. Many of which have been done by the DIYer home owner, as well as less experienced UPVC painting companies.
In fact we have been called out by a new homes builder to repaint some UPVC windows and doors on houses that had requested them to be a specialist colour. They had used an inexperienced UPVC Spraying company and after 6 months the paint was peeling. You see the only way to professional paint UPVC is by paint spraying.
Mistakes Made When UPVC Painting
To get the best results you need to have experience. You also need to use the best specialist UPVC paint and have the very best industry paint spraying equipment. When it comes to experience, for example understanding how the specialist paint works and the correct weather conditions to apply it come from working with it for years.
You have to prepare the UPVC frames correctly. Otherwise the paint will not go on and adhere properly and can result in future cracking and peeling.
Other typical mistakes when spray painting onto UPVC is getting runs in the paint and coating it too thinly which will end up fading.
So we would say the main mistake is trying to do it yourself or using inexperienced UPVC painters. Make sure you choose UPVC painters who have years of experience. Maybe ask to see jobs that were done over a couple of years ago. This way you can see if they have had problems cracking or peeling. The main proof if the UPVC painters are good is to see previous work from years ago.
Make Sure You Get the UPVC Painted the Colour You Want
Having that idea of how your UPVC windows or doors will look will be one of the reasons why you choose to have your UPVC painted.
With so many colours available, after choosing the exact shade you want, you need to be sure your UPVC will come out painted the right colour.
There are a few different paint colour charts you can use to choose the colour you want.
RAL colour chart is well known one, if you click this image it will take you to them.
Our current most popular colour options for UPVC paint are as follows:
How Do I Fix UPVC Painting Problems?
Fixing badly painted UPVC us much like doing any original UPVC painting – we recommend the following:
- Cover around the UPVC item and the floor if required.
- Clean off the paint that is peeling.
- Clean down the UPVC with specialist solutions to help the paint adhere.
- Key in the existing paint to give the extra base for paint to adhere to.
- Wipe clean.
- Mask around the surrounding paintwork and brickwork.
Or you call out a professional UPVC painting company with plenty of years experience, like ourselves at Midland UPVC Coatings Ltd.
How to do UPVC Painting Correctly
We do not paint UPVC with a paint brush, we use paint spraying equipment.
Our simple UPVC painting guide starts with making sure to stir the UPVC paint so it is is not too thick. The UPVC paint will also need to be strained properly through the paint spraying gun equipment.
Our UPVC painters will apply the paint perfectly. This is done by overlapping each paint stroke evenly as they go. To do this they need to move slowly while using long and straight strokes and keeping the same distance away from the UPVC while spraying. We generally would start from the corners and then move onto the larger flatter areas.
Once each area has been sprayed, we will take a look for any blemishes or spots in the finish. If we see any inconsistencies we will cover them throughout the process of applying at least 2-3 coats.
This will give you that perfect finish every customer wants.
If you want to avoid any UPVC painting nightmares then choose us at Midland UPVC Coating Ltd.
To make your enquiry either call us on 024 7736 0030 or email us email@example.com