When you bought your home, you may have inherited uPVC windows and doors, as these are among the most popular choices in the UK. There are two things about these windows and doors you will notice, and the first is that they are built to last and can remain fully functional for years. The second thing is that they start to lose their colour after a couple of years, and even though they work well, they can start to look tired when the colour fades. However, rather than replacing them at great expense, you may want to consider painting them, which can bring them back to life again. Below is a summary of how to do this that can save you up to 80% of the cost of replacing your windows and doors, making painting them a cost-effective solution.
Remove The Furniture
Before you start uPVC spraying your windows and doors, you will need to prepare them, and the first step is removing the furniture from them. You will want to remove handles, locks, letterboxes, and everything else to clear their surface. When you do this without any experience, you will want to take your time and not rush things. Once the surface of the door or window you are working on is clear, you will then need to prepare the surface.
Prepping The Surface
You will need to clean the surface of the window or door you are working on and ensure you remove any dirt, grime, or grease from it. Once the surface is clean, you will need to start sanding the surface down using fine sandpaper. Roughing up the surface of the uPVC allow the paint to stick to the surface. Failing to do this will mean the paint does not adhere to the surface correctly, and it will look terrible, so you need to do this correctly. You can click here to watch an instructional video to help you do this task and ensure you do it correctly. You will need to sand the entire surface and ensure that it is done evenly to get a smooth finish when you paint it.
Painting Your Door Or Window
Once you have finished the preparation, you will be ready t start painting it, so you will need to choose which colour to paint your windows and doors. You will need to ensure you select a suitable paint that you can use on uPVC, and to get a smooth and even finish; you will be best using a paint spraying machine. Use compressed air to clean any dust from the surface and ensure the area you are spraying is free from dirt and dust. Use smooth flowing strokes of the paint sprayer to help you get a smooth finish, and you can use a brush, but it will take longer, and it is harder to get the smooth finish.
Depending on the colour you are painting and the original colour, you may need to do a few coats of paint, and you should aim to do around three coats. Once the surface is dry, you are all done, and your windows and doors will look new again after a coat of paint, and it is much cheaper than replacing them.