Frequently asked questions
The exterior of our homes is the first thing visitors will notice before you even open the front door to them. Frustratingly, over time, UPVC features slowly lose their clean and new appearance. An older home with damaged or dated doors and windows doesn’t give the best impression to guests and neighbours.
Luckily, it is possible to spray paint UPVC items, giving a fresh update to any home. Thanks to cutting edge technology, once sprayed, you would never know that your doors and windows aren’t brand new. You can even spray old doors and windows to match new fittings, such as if you buy a new door in a different colour.
Alternatively, if neighbours have invested in the exterior of their homes, you may wish to match their colour schemes for a fantastic neighbourhood aesthetic. In fact, UPVC spraying can even increase the value of your home and present an excellent first impression for potential buyers.
The average UPVC spraying cost can be reasonable compared to the incredible effect it has on the outside of your home.
Choosing to spray paint your homes’ UPVC features is a great way of enhancing your property without changing the entire structure. You may be surprised by the range of great benefits that come with UPVC spraying, including the following:
- Permanent and long-lasting: It should look great for over 10 years and many professionals offer a 10-year guarantee.
- Wide range of colours: To suit any taste or colour scheme.
- Choice of finishes: Including gloss, matte and satin.
- Instantly enhance your home: Impressing visitors and potential buyers.
- Quick results: If done by a professional you can expect the job to be completed quickly and efficiently.
- Cheaper than replacing doors and windows: Can cost only a quarter of the price of new doors and windows.
The total amount you will pay for UPVC spraying can be affected in many ways. When calculating the cost of UPVC spraying, it is useful to consider the following factors:
- Number of items: The more UPVC items to be sprayed, the higher the cost will be.
- Type of item: Whether you choose to have a front door, a garage door or a window spray painted can affect the price you pay. Generally, the larger or more complex the item to be sprayed is, the more expensive it will be.
- Scaffolding: Hard to reach areas, particularly those that it is not safe to use a ladder for, may need scaffolding to be erected. This is for safety and to ensure a professional job is done but will incur an extra cost.
- Number of windows that open: Windows that open take longer to spray due to extra taping and the need to spray the opening edges. The number of opening windows will affect the price of the job.
- Extras like guttering, conservatory etc.: Not only can doors and windows be spray painted, you can also choose to have your guttering, drainpipes, conservatory or even your whole home sprayed! Of course, the larger the area to be sprayed, the higher the total will be.
- Repairs: Before spray painting your UPVC items, it may be necessary to repair any cracks, scratches or holes. Unless these are repaired, the finished job will not look perfect. Any repairs will be charged as an extra cost.
While painting is a skill that isn’t too difficult to tackle, getting a professional finish is another thing entirely. Spray painting also uses specialist tools that are not cheap and can be tricky to use.
If you are painting windows and doors on your homes’ exterior, is it really worth risking a poor job and affecting the look of your home? That is before you even consider that you would be working up a ladder which can be very risky.
Furthermore, you may need scaffolding to reach hard to access areas which should not be used by anyone who isn’t properly trained and experienced. Finally, spray painting can be time consuming and hard work as a DIY job.
For the above reasons, we would recommend hiring a professional.
As mentioned above, windows and doors are not the only UPVC items that can be painted. The following are other examples, although the list is really endless:
- Rear doors.