painting pvc

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by prince, May 24, 2005.

  1. prince

    prince New Member

    Ive been asked to qoute for the repainting of a pvc front door, the colour is mahogany. I know you can get upv white paint, but my question is can you get it in Mahogany?
  2. there are a million and one reasons to never ever ever paint upvc. The biggest has to be that the client that asks you to paint upvc is looking for a cheap way out of replacing the door/moulding. These people are never happy and you'll forever be moaned at for a job that you've charged what??? £60... £100... It won't be worth it. Tell them that french people make the special paint and they've all gone on strike for ten years
  3. handyman.

    handyman. New Member

    I've painted a set of brown upvc windows white last year. Used dulux trade upvc paint as per instructions. I seen it last week as it is on a cottage on the coast in wales.

    Still fine.

    Sorry dulux only do it in white and they dont have any other colour.
  4. prince

    prince New Member

    Thanks for that, I have only found white Upvc paint, so I guess thats what he has to have or replace the door> Thanks for your help.
  5. Combo

    Combo Member

    I was going to post the exact same question; our house was fitted with a brown uPVC front door. It faces south, and is recessed about 1 meter under 1st floor, so sun only gets at lower half of door. Hence, top section (out of sun) looks perfect. Bottom half is badly faded, almost white in a few places. Door is 6 years old.

    Should it deteriorate so badly so quickly?
    Should we have 'done' anything to stop it going like this?
    What can we do to restore its looks?
    Do we have any claim against builders /door installers? (House was bought brand new).
    Thanks for opinions and advice.
  6. prince

    prince New Member

    Ive just spoken to a decorating suppliers, and they tell me that most people use Dulux weathershield!!!! I find this hard to believe...Ive spoken to my customer and warned him that all may not go according to his plans....Just need 2 quote him now
  7. handyman.

    handyman. New Member

    prince, the upvc dulux trade is called weathershield. Still doesnt help you much as it only comes in white though :)

    Using normal weathershield, might work. How about putting supergrip undercoat on the plastic surface first?

    Just make lots of comments about 'not being happy with this'.
  8. prince

    prince New Member

    Thanks for that, ive already made lots and lots of comments about it not being the proper way to do the job! Still he is willing to pay for me to do it, as well as decorating his living room!
  9. h'andy

    h'andy Member

    I'm pretty sure that sikkens do paint for upvc, not sure what colours are available - check their website
  10. KEITHY

    KEITHY New Member

    hi, if we come up against this type of job we use an product called 'esp', make sure the surface is clean and just apply this with a clean cloth and follow the instructions on the tin, great stuff. good luck
  11. KEITHY

    KEITHY New Member

    hi, if we come up against this type of job we use an
    product called 'esp', make sure the surface is clean
    and just apply this with a clean cloth and follow the
    instructions on the tin, this is just the primer for plasic, glass, etc so you can just undercoat and finish in what ever colour and finish you fancy.. great stuff. good luck
  12. prince

    prince New Member

    Hi Keithy, where can I get this from, the customer is now adamant he wants it done in a mahogany colour?
  13. prince

    prince New Member

    Hi Keithy, where can I get this from, the customer is now adamant he wants it done in a mahogany colour?
  14. KEITHY

    KEITHY New Member

  15. prince

    prince New Member

    Cheers Keithy....

    I have actually done this job, I contacted dulux and International paints, washed the door, used International UPVC Primer and 10 year exterior gloss in burgundy, to my surprise it looks excellent, and customer is very pleased...Just got to wait and see if it holds up ok...
  16. tigger1

    tigger1 New Member

    Wrong! About a hundred years ago a schoolteacher taught me never to make 'sweeping generalisations'. Some time ago I had a new patio door and windows installed for £3000. This year I had a new kitchen installed and the mahogany coloured windows no longer look right. I need to paint them white. At the time I had the new windows fitted I had no way of knowing that I would soon be having a new kitchen.

    So, thanks to all who gave a positive contribution to this thread. I'm b*ggred if I'm going to scrap my new windows when a coat of the right paint - or the right preparation - will do the job.

    Don't stick in the past. Once upon a time painting PVC was a no-no. Now there just has to be stuff out there that will do the job. Agreed... until you are sure what you're doing, tell the client it might be dodgy. But go for it, learn from what you do. Succeed and you are quids in, you have the secret. Dn't be negative. That way you stay a dinosaur.
  17. tigger1

    tigger1 New Member

    My reply was to David from Peckam, not the rest of you.
  18. StinkNugget

    StinkNugget Member

    Hi Zinsser 123 is also great for priming uPVC ready for topcoat in your required colour.

    Glad you got it sorted prince :)
  19. denperry

    denperry New Member

    you can get specialist paint to paint upvc !I am setting up a business painting upvc. It is a specialist job which uses specialist spray equipment for the best finish possible.You can paint them any colour you want!! the paint carries a 10 year anti fade chip and scratch resistant.The end finish looks just like the windows were made in the colour of your choice,which makes your house look as if fitted with bespoke windows and doors also conservatories!!! regard chris
  20. polly222

    polly222 New Member

    denperry i have a conservatry and it could do with a coat of paint. the way you would paint it would it be very expensive. i suppose you have to mask all the glass which would be time consuming.
    cheers polly

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