There are three ways you can change the colour of UPVC windows and in turn, the outwardly appearance of your home. They aren’t equals though and there’s only one clear winner when they’re compared. Here’s what you need to know:
1. Plasti Dip (liquid dip)
Plasti Dip and other brands of ‘liquid dip’ can temporarily change the colour of UPVC windows without much hassle. The finish is smooth and consistent if applied carefully. The downside is the finish isn’t durable and especially against abrasion, with a brush quite easily rubbing it away with pressure. This makes it a poor material choice for applications where movement is expected. Windows are a prime example.
Liquid dip comes in a can and can be sprayed on by yourself. If you botch the job, you just peel the dip away and start again. It’s that simple. However, the cost per can is high and the aesthetic appearance isn’t what we would call nice: it’s matte and feels rubbery to the touch which isn’t what UPVC should ever look or feel like.
2. Vinyl wrap
Wrapping’ UPVC windows became a thing a few years ago when a bright spark had the thought he could take the stuff wrapped to his car and apply it to his windows. It worked out, and all of a sudden wrapping companies started offering their services to homeowners looking to change the colour of their UPVC windows. However, the service is very expensive, and the vinyl only stays stuck for around five years. It is therefore a ‘temporary’ way to change the colour of UPVC and because it is stuck on without a strong bond, there’s always the chance of moisture getting underneath. This will lift the vinyl from the surface and the job will need to be redone. If you don’t want to be paying for the job all over again in 5 years or less, spray paint is a better option.
3. Spray paint
Spray paint is the crème de la crème of UPVC colour changing. When sprayed professionally, spray paint permanently changes the colour of UVPC windows so convincingly that it appears as though they were originally installed in the new colour. This is the material you want if a factory-level finish is important to you. Spray paint bonds to the surface of UPVC so isn’t affected by window movement like liquid dip is.
Because this material is difficult to work with, you should never attempt to change the colour of UPVC windows yourself. Call a professional instead. If you budget circa £130 per window you can formulate a rough quote in your head. Typically, it works out 20% cheaper than vinyl wrapping and 80% cheaper than window replacement.
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