How To Paint UPVC Doors And Windows
The front door and window frames of a home set the tone for the rest of the property. If you have a UPVC front door or windows, long gone are the days you had to stick to simple colours or replace them once they needed a refresh. Painting UPVC windows and doors will need thorough preparation but, with our step-by-step guide, you’ll ensure a professional result every time.
Essential Tools & Equipment
You will also need a bowl of warm soapy water to help clean the UPVC doors and windows.
Step 3: Applying the Primer
UPVC doors have a smooth, non-porous surface, so they need a primer for the paint to adhere to.
Apply a coat of a primer that is suitable for UPVC to ensure the paint adheres well.
Allow the primer to dry for 1-2 hours or as long as the manufacturer recommends on the back of the tin.
Step 4: Painting the First Coat
- Once the primer is dry, apply the first coat of an exterior paint suitable for UPVC, such as a multi surface paint.
- Use a brush for the edges and a mini roller for a smooth finish on the flat surface.
- Let it dry for a few hours or as long as the manufacturer recommends.
Step 5: Applying the Second Coat
After the first coat has dried, apply the second coat for a uniform finish.
This ensures maximum durability and a long-lasting look.
Step 6: Finishing Touches
Once the second coat is dry, remove any painter's tape and reattach the door furniture.