Can you paint a UPVC front door? Of course you can. Anything can be painted if you’re willing to go at it. But when it comes to UPVC, you should never, ever use a brush. You’ve got to use spray paint, and the equipment needed for that is specialist stuff (yes, that means you can’t just use a can of spray paint).
The reason you can’t use a brush is a matter of finish. Would you brush your car? Brush lines show up and look amateur. If the aim here is a factory finish, then a professional spray-painting job is the only way. Spray paint covers the UPVC surface smoothly and evenly. This is how furniture and cars are finished in the factory.
When we spray paint a UPVC front door, we mask everything off and use a bespoke spray-painting gun and nozzle system. This guarantees no overspray and distributes spray paint very evenly across the surface. We carefully control the conditions around the spray zone to ensure no contaminants get in our way. The result is a perfectly painted door. Can you paint a UPVC front door yourself? Not with the same quality.
The aim here is a factory finish so spray painting is necessary. Unfortunately, spray paint cans do not have the right type of paint in them. Regular plastic paint will not provide the durability you need on a front door. Cans also won’t spray anywhere near powerful enough to coat the UPVC surface. You’d have to get in way too close.
If you want to change the colour of your UPVC door, spray painting will also preserve the woodgrain effect if you have it. Can you paint a UPVC front door that’s smooth? Again this is perfectly possible. The average price for painting a UPVC front door is just £250. Check out some of our work or call us on 0800 037 0658 for a quote.