Your windows are not only responsible for letting light into your home but they are also integral to the appearance of your home.
uPVC is among one of the most popular choices of window materials thanks to its long lifespan and affordable price tag.
However, like with anything, over time your taste may change or your windows can start to wear and you may choose to repaint them to breathe new life into them and make them look as good as new.
But, if you have never painted uPVC windows before, it is important to know what you’re doing before starting to ensure that they look their best and the paint covers the frames properly for a neat finish .
In this article, we will walk you through how to paint your uPVC windows from start to finish so that you enjoy them for many years to come.
How to paint uPVC windows?
Sanding the windows
When it comes to achieving a smooth and even finish when painting your uPVC windows, once the windows are properly cleaned, you should then gently sand them – creating a slightly abrasive surface. This will ensure that the paint adheres to the surface more effectively.
It is important to apply a layer of primer to the frames of your windows before painting so that once painted, the paint will settle on the surface easily.
Painting your windows
Once you have finished preparing the surfaces of your windows, it is time to start painting. We recommend that you apply at least three layers of paint as a minimum. However, depending on the colour you choose, in order to achieve a high-quality finish you may have to apply a few more layers so that the area is fully covered.
Allow to dry
After you have finished painting your windows, you should leave them to dry for at least 30 minutes. Once dry, you should inspect the finish to ensure that the paint has properly taken to the frames. If not, you should repeat the painting process.
Remove the protective coverings
Now that your windows are all freshly-painted and dry, you can now remove all the protective coverings and admire your work.
By following these steps, your windows will be something you can be proud of and will transform the look of your home. However, it is important to not rush and follow the steps carefully so that you achieve your desired look first time.
For more information and advice on how to paint your uPVC windows, get in touch with us and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.
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