To paint UPVC properly you need to use a solvent-based paint that’s formulated for hard plastics. You cannot use acrylic or oil-based paints because they do not bond with UPVC — they merely ‘stick’ to it and wear off.
If you are interested in what the best paint brands for UPVC are, we have experience with two which offer a good finish. We’ll cover these below. We have not been paid to mention these brands nor do we endorse them.
Kolorbond Original is specifically formulated for UPVC and PVC and other hard plastics. It bonds with the plastic on a molecular level, so the finish is far more durable than any paint that merely ‘sticks’ to the substrate.
It has a 10-year guarantee if applied professionally. We’ve seen this paint applied before and it creates a fine and durable finish.
Zinsser All Coat
Zinsser All Coat has the advantage of being compatible with hard plastics and metals and brick. Like Kolorbond, it is self-priming and can be applied to plastic without sanding. It has a guarantee up to 15 years with an excellent finish.
Compared to Kolorbond, this paint is more versatile because it covers more surfaces. But, it may not be as durable on hard plastics.
Want a professional job?
If you’re interested in having your UPVC windows and UPVC doors painted, you should definitely consider having the job done professionally.
It costs less than you think with us (around £150 per window, £230 per door, £440 for a double garage door) and we paint the exterior and interior of your UPVC units, to ensure that inside and out they appear as though they were originally installed in the new colour.