Can I paint UPVC windows?
Yes you can paint UPVC Windows!
The one question that is very common in our day to day lives is can you paint UPVC windows? Well, I am going to let you know now that The Restoration Group can! But preparation is key. You wouldn’t drive a car without a dashboard so why would you paint windows without preparation?
Introduction on what UPVC is.
Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride is what UPVC stands for. The difference between UPVC and PVC is there is no plastic in UPVC. This stops it from turning that horrible yellow colour. UPVC is used in window frames, plumbing, and draining. It is not flexible so you will not be bending this what so ever. It is fire resistant though this is because of the plastic that is missing out of it. On the other hand, as well a lot of big companies transport water in it as of how clean the plastic is. Not only that the material can withstand damage, hard-wearing, and pressure. This is why it is used in a lot of plumbing equipment. The only downfall to it is that it is more expensive that PVC.
Introduction on what PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) is.
PVC stands for Polyvinyl Chloride. The plastic in PVC, if left in the sun for a long time, turns the weird yellow colour that doesn’t make your house look very appetising. PVC is not actually used in windows this is only used in pipes, clothes, cable insulation and toys. The material is flexible so if you need to shape it to your needs that are okay. It is a lower cost that UPVC but it is still durable. It can last quite a long time if looked after well.
UPVC will not change shape in the British weather conditions. But if it gets hot enough it can be reshaped to however you want. A wooden or metal frame is a lot less energy efficient that a UPVC frame. This is another reason why the material is becoming very popular with doors, conservatories, and windows. Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride is the material to go for when selecting something like this. But do they all come in standard white? Also if you have purchased a house with these already installed how do you change this? Easy…
Painting my UPVC Windows?
If Window Spraying is what you need and you are unsure what paints to buy, worry you will mess up and make a massive mess then click that link. Otherwise, you will be dealing with the fact that you could get the paint on the windows, floor or the wall of your house. This stuff is a nightmare to get off things. But obviously, it would be because it stays on windows for absolute ages.
Examples of Painted UPVC Windows