We recently received this question from a prospective customer: Will my UPVC windows open and close as normal after painting? So we thought we’d answer it in a blog post since it is a very good question.
The simple answer is yes, your UPVC windows will open and close as normal after painting without any change in performance.
You might think the wet paint could find its way between the window and frame and dry, thus sticking the window to the frame. But good masking eradicates this, as does spraying the paint in thin, even layers.
Overspray and overspill are not issues so long as good masking and spray-painting technique is followed. Only if the spray painter allows the paint to run, penetrate and collect in sealed areas will a window fuse shut and not open properly. As professionals, we would say this can only happen if the sprayer is an amateur or beginner.
By spraying paint in thin, even layers, we build up a durable painted surface which will stand the test of time without changing how you open and close your windows.
Perhaps the most important part of this though is the masking. When we mask off UPVC windows, we use high-quality masking tape and double up where necessary. The tape itself is waterproof, so won’t be penetrated by the paint.
We mask around all window joints and the internal frame. The windows are spray painted closed. If the interior of the window is also requested for painting, we open the window and mask off the glazing and opening and locking mechanism. The paint is sprayed in three coats and the window left open for a few hours to dry.
In addition to the windows and doors on a house, this also applies to the UPVC conservatories and orangeries we spray paint.
The bottom line is so long as we or other competent professional paints your windows, they will open and close as normal after painting. If they don’t, the job has not been done to a satisfactory level. We guarantee your windows will open and close normally after painting, so get in touch for a hassle-free service.