Can I paint uPVC windows and doors?

John Conlin / 24 January 2019

A reader would like to refresh their brown uPVC windows and doors.


I have a uPVC brown French door and windows in the kitchen diner, is there any way I can turn paint the uPVC to make it white? Could you please advise.


There are two problems with painting uPVC. The smooth, non-absorbent surface means that the paint needs more ‘grab’ to avoid it peeling prematurely and as uPVC expands and contracts more than wood in response to temperature changes the paint needs to have more elasticity. Zinsser or Bedec are two suitable brush applied paints. However, spraying several thin coats will produce the better results. Vinny Byrne ltd, based in Dublin, sell aerosol cans of suitable paint. Lastly, Spraynation Ltd offer expert uPVC spray painting services.

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