Painting a conservatory is a time-consuming process. The most efficient way to paint a conservatory is with a spray painting gun.
It will take a professional spray painting company like us a full working day to paint the exterior of a conservatory, and another working day to paint the interior. This includes the frame, door and roof where applicable.
Therefore, 2 days is the normal time it takes for a professional to paint a conservatory. It would take a DIYer several days more.
Here’s how our time would be split:
The frame needs to be cleaned before it can be painted.
We use methylated spirits or isopropyl alcohol to clean the frame. Dirt and grime will be cleaned with hot soapy water.
Once clean, it may be necessary to lightly sand the conservatory frame to create a rougher surface for the spray paint to adhere to. This is not always necessary, but UPVC may need it if it is smooth. We’ll be able to advise when we see your conservatory.
Conservatories have a frame and glazing. The glazing, frame and roof section need to be masked off to ensure a crisp paint line.
Masking takes several hours to do properly. We have worked on conservatories with particularly complex roofing systems that have taken half a day to mask. The good news is that once masked, painting can begin.
The painting process is actually quite fast.
We apply three even coats to the conservatory, leaving 15 minutes between each coat of paint. Most conservatories take 1 hour per coat on the outside, and another hour per coat on the inside, so 6 hours of paint time is the norm.
We do not need to spray a primer before we paint because our paint acts as the primer on the first coat. This saves us time and results in a higher quality finish.
2 days is the normal time it takes for a professional to paint a conservatory. This is split into half a day’s prep and one and a half day’s painting.