Tips For Painting UPVC Doors And Windows
Once you’ve got the best paint and chosen your colour, it’s time to get painting. Or is it?
As with any paint job, a little more work beforehand will pay dividends for the end results.
Here are our top tips…
Checking Your Fixtures
Most uPVC fixtures can be painted. Be sure to check for structural integrity. If there are signs of panels that have blown or are very damaged, painting can sometimes exacerbate the problem.
Then there’s preparation. You’ll want to scrub the door and sides with sugar soap (1 part with 10 parts with warm water) before rinsing and leaving to dry. Then use sandpaper to abrade the surface, allowing for better paint adhesion, a fine scuff sand is sufficient.
Before painting, make sure all glass and handles are protected. Cardboard or polythene can be secured with masking tape for large glass panels, while handles can be masked off or removed entirely. Don’t forget to avoid any seals, beading or brushes when painting, as dried paint will affect how they work.
Finally, you’ll want to check the weather. Rain is a big no-go, but it’s also important to check for moisture in the air. You’ll also want the temperature to stay between 10-32°C for the following 48 hours for best results. On top of that, it’s always best to avoid painting in direct sunlight, as this can cause the paint to dry too quickly, leading to an uneven and compromised finish.
Choose Your Weapon
To apply paint to your uPVC windows and doors, you have two options – a brush or a sprayer.
Get The Best Paint For Your UPVC Doors And Windows
If you’re looking for the best uPVC paint, the Frenchic Al Fresco range has you – and your windows and doors – covered. Choose from a selection of beautiful colours
, all with the same weatherproofing, UV resistance and self-priming qualities. Then transform your uPVC fixtures at a fraction of the replacement cost. You can thank us later!