Is it worth spraying uPVC windows and doors?
A good question, 85% of the time, Yes, it is. That said, if you have 25 years old frames with misted/blown glass units and they are draughty when the wind blows, then a new color will not make these problems go away, and new windows will be the solution. Also, while we offer a 10-year guarantee, it doesn’t mean that the rest of the window is suitable for ten years; just the coating we have applied will be guaranteed.
Upvc doors need a little more thought when deciding whether to spray or not, though. Going darker on a white door means the heat from the sun is drawn into the darker colour and not reflected as before, and this can mean the door can twist and warp as it contracts and expands with temperature fluctuations.
This panel movement can be resolved by replacing the door’s inner panel with an MDF reinforced one to reduce any future activity caused by the sun. This, of course, adds more cost to the project, so you will need to weigh up the pros and cons of updating your existing Upvc front door or choosing a new door.
I want to replace some windows but not all. Will you be able to spray my old uPVC windows to match the new uPVC windows?
Yes, we can match and accurately reproduce any colour from our trusted partners. We can even come and use a handheld spectrophotometer to copy a colour if identifying the paint source has been lost or forgotten.
Will the paint you use for uPVC spraying adhere fully to windows?
Of course, only after meticulous cleaning and preparation of the surfaces first, though. The prep work is 80 percent of the time spent on the project; we degrease, abrade (key the surface), and then use a proprietary solvent cleaner to remove any unseen contaminants.
Next, the area around the area to be sprayed are completely masked off using paper or plastic film before us then spraying the frames with a low material thickness coating,
We then leave to flash off, check the paint has adhered, and for any contaminants that may have been missed; before then, spraying the Upvc frames with two more coats of our chosen paint system.
Should I choose a company that is 100 miles away to spray my uPVC windows?
With around 23 million houses in the UK, We’d say you probably don’t need to use a company more than 30 miles away from home, but that choice is yours. However, it is worth bearing in mind that with most offering guarantees of 10 years, how likely is it that a company that is 100 miles from where you live will come back and service that guarantees some eight years later if something is wrong?
We’ll go further than 30 miles if we’ve been recommended, but we tend to stay within Leicestershire boundaries.
What paint do you use for uPVC spraying?
We use a two-part product that comes as the coating and a hardener most of the time, this is called Selemix DTM. When indoors, we sometimes use a single part product that doesn’t need a hardener, which is called Kolorbond. We won’t use any other product for external work on uPVC, GRP, or Aluminium than Selemix DTM. It is durable and cures granite hard.
More Upvc spraying questions are answered below.
I want the internal side of my uPVC windows spraying. How messy is it, and does it smell?
We use a quality extraction system when we are working inside your property. It utilises an explosion-safe fan and we always use a pre-filter too so the overspray paint is captured before it goes through the fan mechanism, so only vapour and fumes are being exhausted to atmosphere.
So, apart from a slight odour as the coating is curing- that’ll be barely noticeable with minimum ventilation from open windows etc, all will be good and you won’t be wishing you hadn’t bothered having us there!
How much does uPVC spraying cost and do you charge Vat?
Unless the job you want doing is the external side of a uPVC or composite door slab within Leicestershire where the cost is fixed at £180 plus Vat, most projects will have different costs attributed to them.
We are always upfront about our costs and unless you decide to have something else sprayed whilst we are on-site, the price you are quoted before we attend your property is the price you’ll pay.
We are Vat registered because our turnover is higher than the registration threshold. This might explain why our quotes might seem more expensive than others. Any more uPVC spraying questions? Keep reading on.
Do you ask for a deposit before starting work?
No, not under normal circumstances. If you have a very large property and the work needs significant upfront costs like scaffolding, then we’d need to come to an agreement between ourselves.
How do we pay for our uPVC spraying once the work is complete?
In most cases, we’ll have sent over the invoice by email prior to starting work, or at least the day after we’ve finished. Your original quotation will be converted to an invoice once you have accepted our very competitive quotation.
We can accept cards over the phone, BACS transfer, or cash- the choice is yours.
Your invoice detailing the work we are to do; will also have our guarantee details if you need them in the future. We would expect payment to be made with 48 hours of us completing the work at the latest. More uPVC spraying questions are below.
How long will the uPVC spraying or window spraying take to complete?
That will depend on the size of the project and the complexity. A door will take half a day. A 1930’s three-bed semi with 2 bay windows and a small bedroom window will take most of one day for one operative. We will always give you a fairly accurate indication of how long your job will take at the point of quoting.
What finish can I choose, and will it match the finish on my new composite door?
We use three finishes as standard for uPVC spraying. Matt ( 10% sheen), Satin ( 30%), and Gloss (70%) coatings.
The most likely finish on your new door will be Satin and 30% sheen, but let us know the company that made the door and the colour, and we’ll make sure.
My budget doesn’t stretch to all of the work I want to do. Is it more expensive to carry out the uPVC spraying over two or three visits?
I’m afraid so. Naturally, our costs are less if we are only coming to your property once, so to speak. If we need to come back in 6 months’ time, then you’ll not benefit from the economic saving from us being there the first time around.
We’ll always try and help and discount any subsequent visits but you’ll always be better off getting the work you require completed in one job. Ask us any uPVC spraying questions you might have here-
My windows are wood grain effect; does that remain after window spraying and more Upvc spraying questions?
All Upvc woodgrain windows have a laminated vinyl foil wrapped over the plastic profile to create the woodgrain effect. Our sprayed coating is applied in two or three delicate, well atomised layers, so the grain is still visible once your new color has been applied.
The image below shows some of the more frequent colours we are asked to spray. We mix our own coatings in our factory, so virtually any colour is possible. If you need any assistance with colours, make sure you ask us what we think first!
Can you spray metal garage or roller shutter doors?
Of course, we use the same methods for garage doors as we do Upvc frames and the same sprayed coating. Naturally, a garage door will use more paint, so the cost will be higher than spraying a composite or Upvc front door. A single garage door respray will cost £225.00 plus Vat if we are to do it.
More uPVC spraying questions are below.
My front door has faded, will your coating fade after spraying?
Not in the short term, no.
We can only offer the same guarantee as the paint manufacturer when it comes to fading, which is five years. Specific colours will fade quicker than others- such as red or orange; this is just how the pigments react to UV light.
Darker colours are affected less by UV light, but even a grey door in a permanently south-facing position will suffer eventually. Your current fading issue might result from low-quality paint or coating used when the door was made.
We can also offer an additional clear coating after the color has been applied to prevent further color loss if your door is likely to suffer due to the sun’s position.
My front door will cost me £1000 to replace; what does spraying a front door cost?
Other companies may have different ideas and uPVC spraying questions about what to charge for spraying a front door. Still, within Leicestershire boundaries, we charge £180.00 plus Vat because we use a two-pack spray-applied product, and guaranteed for ten years.
Anyone charging less probably won’t be prepared to service that guarantee either if the need arises. The time we spend on-site is around 3 hours.
If you need to ask further uPVC spraying questions or have a very specific question about window spraying please get in touch. We are always eager to help.
Can you spray our fascia and soffits when uPVC spraying our windows?
Fascias and soffits can also be spray painted in the same way we do window spraying or other elements of your home. In most instances, though, we need a fixed platform for access (scaffolding), so the cost can sometimes seem disproportionate to the rest of the work. So for more uPVC spraying questions, please continue reading.
We are also great believers in leaving the roofline alone if possible; it adds a natural separation and contrast from the newly sprayed colour and is also one of the uPVC spraying questions.
I have a commercial property that I’d like to respray. Do you spray commercial properties?
Yes, absolutely. We are able to offer a full commercial property respray package. It could simply be the windows and doors, the aluminum curtain walling, or even the wall cladding. We are just as adept at spraying commercial properties as we are at domestic homes and uPVC spraying questions. We will also supply full working RAMS to be checked and agreed upon prior to arriving on site.
My office block wants attention and the windows respraying but I don’t want to disrupt my tenants or staff. Can you help?
We can offer a full out-of-hours service that will mean your staff or current tenants aren’t disrupted at all. Please get in touch with us to learn more about the commercial service and window spraying we can offer.
Do you offer uPVC spraying services at your factory?
Yes, we have a spray booth that is approximately 8m x 4.5m, so we can get some pretty big things in there.
We can also spray virtually any material that is commonly used today, so give us a shout and see where we might be able to help.
Do you have a showroom where I can see some examples of uPVC spraying?
As of January 2022, we will have a purpose-built show area in our factory in Wigston in Leicester. It will show examples of everything we currently do, including window spraying and will have areas for you to sit and talk with a member of the team about what you’d like to achieve with your property. You can ask all the uPVC spraying questions you want when you are there too!
When can’t you spray uPVC windows and other uPVC spraying questions?
When it’s likely to rain or when the air temperature will drop enough to prevent satisfactory curing. We’ll let you know when we can or can’t get over to carry out your window spraying.
What is your lead time for uPVC spraying?
We are always around three weeks away from starting your window spraying project after you’ve given us the go-ahead. That will change with prolonged wet or poor weather, though.
If you have any uPVC spraying questions and you live in Ashby, Aylestone, Arnesby, Gilmorton, Loughborough, Whitwick, Coalville, Birstall, East Goscote, Anstey, Braunstone, Narborough, Enderby, Littlethorpe, Syston, Hathern, Queniborough, Quorn, Rearsby, Market Harborough, Great Glen, Oadby, Wigston, Tugby, Houghton, Thurnby. Bushby or Belton in Rutland, we will answer any uPVC spraying questions that you may have.
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