How UPVC Spray Painting Works
When we spray paint UPVC, we follow a structured process. This ensures no steps are missed and a thorough job. Below, we’ll discuss the process in greater detail. Here’s how UPVC spray painting works:
The surface to be painted must be clean and clear. We clean UPVC using a specially-made cleaning agent. This is an environmentally-friendly detergent. It thoroughly cleans the UPVC of traffic film, organic matter and dirt.
If we are painting outdoors, we will move plant pots and garden furniture. If that isn’t possible, then we’ll cover them. If we are painting indoors, we will move furniture or cover it in plastic. Floors and carpets are protected with sheets.
This is a crucial step in how UPVC spray painting works. We mask off any areas close to the spray zone which we don’t want to paint.
If required, we remove all handles and fixings on doors and windows to guarantee a perfect finish behind them.
Spray painting commences when we are happy that all surfaces are clean and properly masked. We assemble our specialist spray painting equipment onsite. Setup only takes 10 minutes, after which we’re good to go.
Three coats of a specialist spray paint are applied to the UPVC. We take our time when spraying, to ensure even coverage. We do one window or ‘section’ at a time. If we’re spray painting a few windows, we’ll hop between them.
This step guarantees a perfect, flawless finish. We perform a thorough quality check of our work and we’ll give any areas that need it another coat. Any snagging identified by us or the customer will be corrected on the last day of work.
We hope this explains how UPVC spray painting works. If not, get in touch with us and we’ll happily explain the process in greater detail.
Does spraying uPVC work?
The simple answer is yes, uPVC spraying works. You can paint uPVC windows and doors to change the colour or refresh an existing colour. The coating should last 10 years or more so long as it’s professionally applied, and care is taken.
Something to keep in mind is that painting uPVC is not a simple task. You could pick up a spray paint cannister and go for it, but you wouldn’t get a good finish. You could use a spray painting gun, but you wouldn’t achieve a factory finish without practice.
If the aim of spraying UPVC is to change the colour convincingly so that the uPVC appears to have been manufactured in the new colour, the paint/coating system has to be professionally applied using industrial-grade spray painting equipment. This is the only way to achieve a flawless factory finish.
How well does plastic spray paint work?
Plastic spray paint works on UPVC so long as it bonds with the UPVC on a molecular level. Plastic paints that only adhere to UPVC are prone to coming away over time, causing flaking, peeling, cracking, bubbling and other imperfections.
The reason for this is uPVC has resins in the plastic that bleed over time. This is especially true with new uPVC. Paint that only adheres to uPVC will come away but paint that bonds with it on a molecular level can’t come away.
Paints that bond with UPVC on a molecular level include our own paints, manufactured for us in Europe, and Kolorbond Original. With both paints, no primer is needed because the paint acts as the primer on the first coat. Our paints create a cross bond with the uPVC, and we provide a 10-year guarantee on the finish.
How long does spraying uPVC last?
uPVC spraying provides a permanent colour change, so long as the paint bonds with the plastic on a molecular level. Our uPVC spraying work comes with a 10-year guarantee, such is the confidence we have in our UPVC coating system.
If you have concerns about flaking, peeling and bubbling paint, we will say that this is only a problem when UPVC spraying is not performed correctly. There is no reason for UPVC paint to come away from the surface if everything is correct.
We bring professional uPVC coatings to your door. If you want to find out more about how UPVC spraying works, we would be happy to discuss this with you and walk you through the process. Give us a call today on 0800 037 0658 or email email@example.com and we’ll respond within 24-hours. Thank you.