3 Methods for Changing the Colour of UPVC Windows and Doors
Painting your home’s UPVC windows and doors is a wonderful way to amend any cosmetic damage such as scratches and cracks or just enhance the overall appearance of your home. It’s a more affordable and convenient option compared to complete replacement, and there is a limitless range of colours to choose from. There are three methods that you can use to paint UPVC windows and doors, but it’s important to keep in mind that they’re not all equal in terms of longevity and aesthetic value.
In this article, we’ll be going through each of these methods so that you can select the one which will consistently deliver the desired results.
1: Liquid Dip
Liquid dip is an air-drying rubber coating that is commonly used in the automotive industry. It can be sprayed directly onto plastics such as UPVC and it is flexible and peel-able. The reason that liquid dip is such a popular choice is that it comes in a can and can be easily sprayed onto any plastic surface. This would seem especially convenient for people who want to do the job themselves, considering that if you make a mistake you can simply peel the liquid dip away and start again.
However liquid dip is a fairly expensive material, and the finish isn’t particularly attractive – it’s rubbery to the touch and in appearance. Whilst it is relatively smooth with a professional application, liquid dip isn’t durable and it isn’t resistant to abrasion or friction. This means that for moving features such as windows and doors, it’s a less than ideal option. When it comes to practicality, aesthetic and longevity – there are much better alternatives.
2: Vinyl Wrap
Vinyl wrapping UPVC windows is a trend that emerged a number of years ago, when someone decided that the vinyl wrapping on their car could be easily applied to windows. It seemed to be a legitimate alternative for enhancing the appearance of UPVC, and more and more wrapping companies began providing their services to homeowners who wanted to upgrade their doors and windows.
Vinyl wrapping is an incredibly expensive service, also considering the vinyl rarely lasts for more than five years. Compared to other methods, it’s only effective as a temporary solution for changing the appearance of your UPVC. Vinyl wrapping doesn’t bond strongly, and over time moisture will gather underneath the surface and begin to lift it from the UPVC. When this happens, it will have to be replaced. Evidently, doing this every five years is far from ideal – which is where UPVC spray painting comes in.
3: Spray Painting
By far, spray painting your UPVC doors and windows is the most effective, affordable, durable and aesthetic method. Having your front door, upvc window frames and upvc windows sprayed will prolong the life of your home’s features and completely transform its appearance. When applied professionally, high-quality spray paint ensures a long-lasting, even and faultless application that will make your doors and windows indistinguishable from the day they were first installed. What’s more, spray paint bonds firmly to the surface of the UPVC, or any material, so it isn’t affected by movement, weathering or frequent and prolonged usage.
In order to ensure a flawless, perfect finish, enlisting in professional painters is key. Spray painting UPVC is difficult because it requires specialist paints and technical equipment. And even when a professional painter comes in to do the job it is so much more affordable than vinyl wrapping, let alone a window replacement.
On average, a professionally sprayed door costs around £250. There are thousands of spray paint colour options that you can choose from the RAL colour chart, with Anthracite Grey being the most popular in 2021. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us so that we can further discuss your expectations and requirements, and we’ll also provide you with a free no-obligation quote. We look forward to working with you to create the home of your dreams!