Spraying or Respraying?

They’re both the same aren’t they? Nearly.

Spraying refers to the first finish to a bare substrate or material and respraying means that a surface is being sprayed again- to change the colour or to effect a repair, like a car for example.. Anyway, those subtle differences dealt with, let’s talk about what can be sprayed around your home and garden.

Most things can be improved by spraying or respraying but sometimes it won’t be the quickest or most economical way of doing the job, so isn’t usually considered as an option. We’ll run through a few of the frequent things we are asked to spray and some of the items around your home that you may not automatically think can be sprayed or resprayed.

Upvc Window Spraying.

Windows, doors and conservatories are a great example of elements of your home that can really benefit from a colour change by spraying.

Having your windows replaced is by no means a small job and in most cases, fairly intrusive, so should you be considering a change of frames just so you can get a different or new colour, then spraying your windows is a must see option. If your windows are reasonably new, then spraying really is the only option unless you have infinite cash supplies!

The above is true for doors and conservatories too- the really savvy people can get the look of 2021 but not pay the price of 2021. Sometimes a property can get all it needs by simply just changing the colour of the entrance door. A respray on a conservatory will knock years of it’s life.

Dusty grey glass conservatory
RAL 7037- Dusty Grey Conservatory

The advantages of spraying white windows- sometimes before they are installed- is that you can go for any colour you choose. There is something quite special about thinking you’ve got windows in a colour no-one else has likely to have chosen- at least not in your street or town anyway!

Spraying Upvc windows is a massive money saver and absolutely must be considered!

Sprayed flush sash windows

Farrow and Ball – Old White sprayed onto Eurocell Flush sash windows prior to fitting.

Garage Door spraying

Garages invariably carry the bulk of any colour to the front of your property on the doors or shutters, so it’s vitally important that you look after what you have or consider the change of colour carefully. The doors or shutters will be made from GRP, Metal, Timber or Plastic coated metal, each material needing a slightly different approach to the preparation and then the subsequent spraying of the coating.

If you have a pressed steel up and over garage door, any many people still do, it is worth considering the condition of the metal before deciding to get it sprayed, sometimes the years of little dings and dents will show up more once the colour has been changed, so respraying the garage door without the necessary filling and preparation work might not be considered money well spent and if you want that work carrying out too, then the cost of replacing the door for something more modern might be the better choice in the long term.

We’d expect at least 90% of instances though it would be more economical to respray than replace. A single garage door would cost £225.00 plus Vat.

Kitchen respraying

Your kitchen is more than likely the most used room in your home and was probably the most expensive too, so you will need to be super sure of any changes you make in this area. Swapping a kitchen within at least 5-8 years of it being installed is seemingly very unlikely for most people but trends and colours move really fast!

What are the options then? The shape and space of your kitchen won’t change unless you are considering some serious remodelling, so the only real option is to change the colour of cupboard and drawer fronts, end panels and maybe even the tiles or splashbacks.

Recolouring an average sized kitchen isn’t a one day job- there might well be a few companies out there that say it is but the truth is, there is a fair amount of prep work that goes into a sprayed kitchen. The masking process alone is likely to take a full day if done correctly- like sheeting the ceilings and walls to prevent settling overspray.

Just removing handles or knobs takes a lot longer than it should and  removing door and drawer fronts and hinges all take more time and to respray a kitchen properly, these things have to be done and have to be done correctly.

The two main attributes required for spraying are patience and concentration. Neither of which will be in abundance with a one day cover over.

Kitchens are a naturally greasy environment, unless they are deep cleaned on a monthly basis, all kitchens will need some attention hours before the spray equipment comes out of the van, so time is paramount and it just can’t be realistically carried out in such a short time.

The preparation of the existing units is the key to how your new colour will look and how long it will last, so the hours preparing it and not the 30 minutes spent respraying it.

masked and sprayed kitchen RAL 7047 Grey sprayed kitchen

Naturally there are different options available to suit your ideas and budget but a one day transformation for £450 should be avoided at the very least.

Internal door spraying

The internal doors in your house take some real use, you most likely don’t notice them anymore but look closely at a frequently used door. It will be scratched, scuffed covered in hand and finger prints, grease and general grime from the environment. What if they are stained and varnished? What do you do to get them into that Farrow and Ball colour you really like? There’s hours of work to get them cleaned, sanded down a bit through the grits and grades, you’ve got to take all the furniture off and then have somewhere to roll or brush them and let them dry.

How many coats will it take? What if you don’t like the brush marks- we aren’t all decorators are we?  How long until they can be handled ?

All valid considerations of course and if you only have two doors to change, then maybe an afternoon with some sandpaper, degreaser , paint and roller might be the more affordable way to go.

An internal door being prepared and sprayed by ourselves would be at least £80.00 plus Vat depending on preparation level.

mirka dustless sanding
Dustless sanding prior to spraying.

sanding before spraying

inside the spray booth

 

We will make light work of internal doors and get you the colour and consistent finish you need. We can easily accommodate spraying at least 10 doors at once at our sprayshop in Leicester, so no matte4r how many rooms you have, you can easily get the same quality on every door.

External Gate Spraying

The external doors and gates aren’t forgotten here, we will happily advise you on the steps needed to achieve a first class and professional; finish to any doors and gates using only the best quality industrial coatings. We don’t use anything that can be bought from DIY stores, we use specific suppliers like Simply Coatings  . They supply consistently high performing spray applied products that have been researched thoroughly so you can be assured that the final coat is just that, the final coat.

gate prepared for spraying RAL 7016 External gate

Aluminium profile spraying

Being able to quickly accommodate our trade customers is paramount. They need to engage their customers with quality service and quick turnarounds when they ask for a non standard colour.

Our ability to be able to spray Upvc or aluminium profile in lengths of up to 7 metres , in any colour and usually within 24-48 hours means that we can turn the profile around, fully prepped, masked and resprayed in the fastest times allowing the client more time to complete their manufacturing process.

Bi folding doors in any colour really is a strong selling point, so we have adapted our capacity to accommodate even the longest of profiles.

If you have had Bi Folds fitted recently in Leicestershire or Northamptonshire in an unusual colour recently, then they may have passed through our hands!

aluminium profile

Shop front and industrial unit spraying

industrial unit respraying Roller shutter spraying

We are equally at home out on site as we are back in the spray booth in the factory.

Replacing cladding and aluminium curtain walling can be a very expensive exercise if you are looking to update your commercial premises, particularly if the property is rented.

First impressions really do matter in business, a tired and dirty looking unit will not appeal to potential customers if you rely on their footfall and money to survive. An updated and modern entrance way will make your business look current and encourage customers to come in and spend their money.

Aluminium curtain wall spraying will be at least 50% cheaper than getting new profiles made and respraying your large roller shutters will be a fraction of the cost of getting new.

You can call us for a consultation to see if one of our updating packages will suit your needs. We can procure signage, replace glazing, cladding, fascias and guttering to give you a turnkey solution to bring your commercial property or properties right up to date.

So as you can probably see, we are fully able to spray virtually anything that is related to your home and garden and if you have ideas about any of the following, just let us know them and we’ll try and help you where we can.

Garden furniture spraying, plant pot respraying, garden building spraying, fascia and soffit respraying, guttering spraying, wooden window respraying, hanging tile spraying, render spraying, bin store respraying, mobile home respraying, narrow boat windows, shop front respraying or even fridge respraying.

There are few more in depth articles elsewhere on the site if you’d like to learn more about a specific project such as spraying windows grey

But please consider spraying in 2021 because not only does it save you time, it will certainly save you money for 95% of things that you might want to recolour.

If you have a £30 IKEA Malm bedside cabinet in Beech but you’d prefer in white now, this won’t be a good example of where spraying saves you money because it won’t be cheaper than buying a new one in white, but a full house of 13 Upvc windows and 2 Composite doors that you had renewed 4 years ago in white but now want grey, then spraying will be the only sensible option!

 

Thanks for reading and if you’d like to know anymore or how we might be able to help you, please get in touch by email: [email protected]