Thinking of changing the colour of your uPVC window frames?

9th April 2023

Looking for a quick fix to give the exterior of your home a new contemporary look?
Read on for some of the most frequently asked questions when thinking about spray painting the exterior fixtures on your house.

Is it a good idea to paint uPVC windows and doors?

Changing the colour of your uPVC window frames, doors and facias is an effective way to update the look of your home and give it a contemporary feel. However the actual process is not as simple as it seems and is best left to professionals, who have  had training and extensive experience in spray painting to ensure a long lasting, smooth finish.

Why choose spray colour change?

There are several ways to recolour uPVC, but by far the most cost effective and straight forward way to achieve the best results is to use a professional spray service. The paint or coating material used for uPVC spraying is specially designed to adhere to uPVC and provide a durable, long-lasting finish that can withstand exposure to the elements.

There are various colours and finishes available, including gloss, satin, and matte, to either match your existing uPVC or create a new look altogether. You may want to improve the curb appeal of your home or restore the look of your old frames but the results depend entirely on the skills of the person doing the job.

Is it a sustainable option.

Yes, yes yes!!  Restoration over replacement is a great way to reduce landfill waste by keeping the existing frames as well as reducing the cost of refreshing the exterior look of your home. The professional quality paints and sprays we use have low VOC emissions, which help reduce  air pollution and produce lower levels of carcinogens. Our team will keep overspray to a bear minimum , avoiding damage to plants or local wildlife that could be effected.

What colour can you choose?

The sky is your limit – you can pick any colour you choose.

Many people pick a colour from a paint chart called a RAL Colour Chart which is the professional colour matching system that defines colours for plastic and coating. There are over 200 colours to choose from, but current trends mean that the most popular choices are greys, sage green and black. Otherwise we can colour match to any existing shade or mix a bespoke colour just for you.

My house is listed – can I still change the colour?

If your house is listed or in a conservation area with an Article 4 Direction you are likely to require consent to change the colour as it could affect the listed building’s special interest or character

Can the work go ahead in any weather?

Unfortunately, the work requires a dry day ( or significant shelter) to ensure the window frames and doors we are working on remain dry, as the process won’t work effectively when it gets damp. If the forecast is poor, we can reschedule the job to come on a dry day.

How much does professional uPVC spray painting cost?

Hopefully, it doesn’t cost as much as you are expecting and is a far more cost effective solution than replacing tired looking frames or doors. Our website has a simple on-line quote form with a request for some basic details about the job and space to upload a picture. We will get back to you with a no-obligation quote for you to consider. Expect to pay from around £80 – £120 for a standard single pane window or around £120 for a front door as a starting point.

What areas do Plastic Surgeon cover?

We offer a nationwide service, with over 250 staff covering the whole of mainland UK.  Employing local people to do the job cuts down on unnecessary milage and keeps costs down.

How easy is the booking process?

Once the price is confirmed, we can book in your repair at a time and day to suit your lifestyle. We will keep you updated  on the job and you will receive details of who is attending your home and a text to let you know their arrival time. Polite, courteous and professional, our staff will keep the area tidy and clean up after the job – leaving you free to admire your new look home.

How do I know it will be a good job?

Plastic Surgeon is the Uk’s largest restoration and repair service and was set up over 30 years ago. We are now owned by a multi-national organisation so have a solid foundation and will be around for a long time to come. Each of our 250 employed finishers have gone through a rigorous training programme and our work is covered by a twelve month guarantee. Check out our Platinum rated reviews on the Feefo review site, to see what other customers think of our work.

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