We received a question from a customer recently regarding the woodgrain effect on their UPVC doors and window sills. They wanted to change the colour of their UPVC installation but were concerned the paint might fill the woodgrain and ruin its appearance. We thought we’d answer the question here in our blog.
Here’s the original question from our customer:
“Will the painting process alter the woodgrain finish or smooth it out? I like the texture and just want to change the colour of the UPVC.”
No, UPVC painting will not hide or ruin the woodgrain effect. Your UPVC installation (doors, windows, sills, etc.) will change in colour, not texture.
While it is true any layer of paint will ‘fill’ the woodgrain effect on UPVC or indeed any material, it will not do so to any noticeable amount. At least that’s the case with our service. We spray three layers of paint in thin, even coats. We do not find it necessary to layer up the paint more than this or any thicker because the paint is of such a high quality. It lasts by itself, without the need for extra or thicker coats.
The same may not be true of other companies. They may use thicker coats, and this could in theory ‘smooth’ the woodgrain effect over.
If you are concerned about the texture of your door changing, rest assured with us the woodgrain effect will be preserved when painting. We will change the colour of your UPVC only. When we spray paint UPVC, we do the whole installation, which means the inside and outside of the units. We also replace the silicone (or acrylic) sealant where applicable with a colour matching one to give your units that perfect ‘built-in’ look.
And as for a price? Most UPVC doors can be spray painted for around £230 and that includes the frame. Windows are around £150. For a personalised quote, call us on 0800 037 0658 or send us a few photos to email@example.com.