Yes, you can paint uPVC, but you must prepare and use the right paint so it lasts the test of time! If you just slap any paint on uPVC windows and doors then it will peel or simply run away when it becomes weathered. You must use an oil-based paint to achieve results worth painting them.
Best Paint For uPVC
Oil-based paints are favourable when painting uPVC. This because they dry hard and more suited for outside areas! Many paint brands are claiming to be specifically for uPVC but are water-based and will not last very long.
The best paint for uPVC is Rust 0-Leum’s all surface paint. It does not need undercoating and can be painted straight on prepared uPVC.
Preparing uPVC For
Before you start painting you must prepare your uPVC for painting. To make sure your paint can grip/key to the uPVC surface we would suggest you scuff them slightly with sandpaper @180-grade.
Give them a good clean with a de-greaser so there is no barrier and make sure they are dry before starting to paint.
- Scuff slightly with 180 grade
- Clean with a de-greaser (washing-up liquid)
Once you have cleaned and scuffed your uPVC windows and doors they are ready for painting. You can spray or brush your windows depending on your preference.
Use electrical tape around the windows and make sure you cover the black/brown seal. This will keep them looking tidy, you do not want this paint drying on the rubber seals because it looks messy and is hard to remove once dry!
- Spray or brush
- Use electrical tape for windows (cutting-in)
Top Tip: You can paint both inside and outside of your uPVC windows and doors around the home!
Conclusion – Painting uPVC
uPVC windows and doors can age over time but still, work perfectly. Over time your white will become off-white due to the sun, rain and winds. Over the years, especially the sun will change the colour of your uPVC frames.
So it does pay to paint them and maintain your doors and windows to keep them in a workable condition all year round!
Happy Painting 😉