With the paints we use, a dedicated primer is not needed to paint UPVC.
The paint we use is solvent-based with a unique blend of alcohols and glycol ethers. These solvents create a highly effective bond with the plastic, acting as the primer on the first coat so no dedicated primer is needed.
The role of a dedicated primer coat in painting is to give the paint a surface it can adhere to, and make no mistake, it is necessary for timber and metal. However, a dedicated primer on UPVC is not needed with the paint we use.
The paint itself IS the primer. We spray it on in a thin, even coat, allowing a 30-minute dry time. Once dry, the primer coat is complete.
We can’t speak for all plastic paints, though. Some plastic paint manufacturers do recommend the use of a primer before painting. You’ll probably find such instructions on a spray can at your local hardware store.
The paint we use is manufactured in Europe using a recipe refined over a decade. It’s solvent-based, which means the solvent content is over 70%. There are also additives in the paint to make it waterproof and UV resistant.
If you enlist our professional service to paint the UPVC on your home, you can expect a flawless finish that lasts. We stamp our work with a 10-year guarantee so you can expect it to look as good as new for at least a decade.
Having your UPVC spray painted is a cost-effective way to change the exterior appearance of your house. It’s also a cost-effective way to cover up sun-damaged UPVC so long as it isn’t broken or damaged. If it is broken, you can have a repair performed prior to painting. This is a separate service and you’ll need a specialist.