Throughout the UK, one of the most popular materials for the windows in our homes is uPVC, which has decent properties and is also an affordable option. However, one of the primary drawbacks of this material is that the colour starts to fade after only a couple of years, and it can start to look unsightly. Replacing the windows in your home can be an expensive task, and if they are structurally sound, you will not want to replace them before you need to. You can combat this by spraying your windows with paint rather than replacing them, and below is how the process works.
Clean The Surface Of The Windows
There is no need to remove the windows when you want to paint them, and you will need to ensure that the surface is clean before starting the process of UPVC window spraying. You will want to begin by removing any dust and debris on the window frame using water and a detergent. Once you have done this, you will want to use a solvent-based cleaner suitable for uPVC and ensure the surface is 100% clean before you start prepping it for painting.
Preparing The Surface For Painting
The next step in the process is to start preparing the window frame surface for painting. The window frames are smooth, and if you try and paint them without preparing the surface correctly, the paint will not adhere to the window frame. You will need to take fine sandpaper and start sanding down the surface of the window frame, which will help the paint stick. You will need to ensure that you sand the surface evenly, as an uneven surface can ruin the finish when painted. Once the surface has been sanded completely, you need to remove any dust from the surface, and you are almost ready to begin painting.
Taping Off The Windows
The final step of preparation before you start painting is using masking tape to tape off the windows. Doing this will make painting much easier, and you will not have to worry about getting paint on the glass. It should only take a couple of minutes to do, and it is worth investing this time as it will take you much longer to remove paint if you get it in the wrong place. Once your windows are taped up, it is then time to get out your paintbrush.
Painting Your uPVC Windows
You will need to get a suitable paint that you can use on uPVC, and there are many options available on the market. No matter what colour paint you choose, it will take a few coats to do the job, and you will want to take your time painting and use long slow strokes with the brush. The paint dries relatively quickly, and including preparation, each window will usually take a couple of hours to complete. When finished, your windows will look like they are new again, and you will have saved a considerable amount of money on the cost of replacing the uPVC windows in your home.