Weatherboard cladding, also known as featheredge cladding, has become less common on new builds since the 90s but remains a popular exterior aesthetic modification to homes because it keeps out the weather and covers up masonry work.
This is desirable perhaps if the homeowner doesn’t like the brickwork of the house, or because the house is from an era where cladding was popular. In any case, weatherboards are now commonly manufactured from UPVC, which doesn’t rot like timber, but does fade in colour over time due to UV exposure.
If your UPVC weatherboard’s colour has faded, or it appears tatty, or isn’t a colour you particularly like, you can have it spray painted.
UPVC weatherboard can be spray painted to a factory finish using a spray paint gun and solvent-based outdoor plastic paint. The paint itself is UV resistant and weatherproof, so is a perfect coat for any old weatherboard.
Once it has been sprayed painted, UPVC weatherboard will look as good as new, and the cost to complete the project is a fraction of the cost of replacement.
The average cost per m2 for white UPVC cladding, including all the accessories required to install it, and the labour time, is north of £25 per m2. If you want grey or black UPVC cladding, the cost is higher – typically £30 to £35 per m2. This is because grey and black UPVC is manufactured on a smaller scale, so costs more to produce.
In comparison, the average cost to spray paint UPVC cladding per m2 is around £14 – considerably less and there’s no price premium for grey or black. In fact, you can have any colour you like from the RAL Colour Chart or British Standard Colour Chart. We also provide a colour match or custom colour service if you like.
Why not call us for a free quote? Call us on 0800 037 0658 or email us a few photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you.