Re-finishing windows & doors, but what is the best uPVC paint?

What is the best paint for uPVC windows & doors?

Eventually your windows and doors start to look tired. One of the best ways to give your property that curb appeal is to replace them to give that new fresh look. But problems arising from that goes from the cost to the disruption and, especially, the eco waste on replacing items which most probably don’t need replacing.

Well, there is another way, re-finish them with a cost-effective high-quality paint product. We supply that in the Lechler Plasticgrip. This is a fast drying, hard wearing with an amazing finish. As a result, your neighbours will think you have fitted new.

One question, what colour would you go for. Stick to a clean new white finish or a modern Farrow & Ball colour or a popular Anthracite Grey RAL 7016, basically we can mix any colour you require.

Lechler Cellulose Paint - 29-180

ready for a new look for your wupvc windows and doors. What is the best paint?
Finished to a matched Farrow & Ball Treron colour. Pictures courtesy of Cestrian Spraying

The Process

Step 1 – Preparation

Proper preparation is essential when spraying windows and doors. The success of any painting project relies heavily on the preparation work. Clean the surface using Lechler uPVC Cleaner solvent cleaner, anti-silicone and antistatic degreasing agent suitable to prepare plastic materials ready for painting.

With any re-finishing there willm be a big chance that the surfaces might have chips or dents to them. This will require a high-quality product such as the Soudal Extra Fine Filler
Properly protecting the surroundings will be essential as overspray is inevitable, masking paper, tape and masking film
make the job an easier process.

Step 2 – Applying the Paint

Lechler Plasticgrip paint is high-quality solvent-based, which bonds on a molecular level with the uPVC, so priming is unnecessary. The initial application of paint will serve as the primer in this situation.

Adjust the nozzle of your spray-painting gun to match the sash’s direction. For horizontal sashes, utilize the horizontal nozzle, and for vertical sashes, utilize the vertical nozzle. Overlapping finishes should not be a concern; we’re aiming for an overall finish, not just the corners.

We suggest thin coats. Aim for three coats while spraying the UPVC thinly but evenly, maintaining a steady hand and direction. You should not remain on one spot for too long.

The first coat will appear patchy, but don’t be concerned The second coat will improve the color, and the third coat will blend everything together seamlessly.

Wait at least 30 minutes between each layer of paint.

DIY or Professional

Achieving a flawless spray-painting project involves significant attention to detail and a high degree of expertise. Proper technique, such as protection of surfaces, precise sanding, and application of thin and even layers of paint is essential for achieving a smooth and polished finish. A DIY enthusiast could carry out these processes however for a perfect results we would recommend a Professional

Master Finish is proud to be a distributor for Lechler products, with a vast network of highly trained professionals who use these products with confidence, please contact us for recommendations in your area.

Many thanks to Matt Wilbraham at Cestrian Spraying for the helping with this Blog.

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