Front Door painting! Can you Paint uPVC & Composite Doors.
There are 3 types of front doors, uPVC, Composite & Timber. Timber is the easiest of the three to paint, wooden doors have been around for ever, but the other two are far more trickier.
Let’s look at composite doors.
Composite doors have been around now for at least 20 years, they are far superior to the standard uPVC door & it adds more security to the home. Door companies are always improving and innovating, Rockdoor & Solidor are two of the best composite door companies.
What is a composite door?
Composite doors are made from the following components:
Dedicated 70mm PVCu outer frame with galvanised steel reinforcement.
Composite PVC subframe for superior stability.
Hardwood inner frame reinforcing for torsional rigidity.
Injected thermally insulating polyurthane foam core (100% CFC free).
Can Composite Doors be painted (Sprayed) there are companies that would say no & these companies are mainly window & door manufacturers but what they don’t want you to know is that the door has been sprayed already.
Old method – Composite doors are coloured at manufacturing stage, the GRP skin is coloured (Not Sprayed) however they can only produce so many colours & with 50 shades of grey being available (Others colours also available) they need to have them sprayed.
Composite Door manufacturers also state that the door wont fade! Not True, we have corrected many doors, even for those same manufacturers that promised a non fading door.
Is my current composite door sprayed? An easy way you can tell is if your door slab and flame are both coloured then you will have a 5% off colour between your door & frame this is because the frame will be foil wrapped, dyed plastic as opposed to the “sprayed door slab”
Could I paint my door myself? The answer is yes, sure you can & you can also re wire your home, drop a new engine in your car, fly a plane & so on but i can’t gaurantee the outcome.
uPVC, GRP paint spraying is a high risk activity & requires a great level of skill it must be executed correctly or the outcome will be a disaster.
In 2019 we corrected 6 composite doors that avid “Do it your self’s” attempted we had to charge them even more than usual to correct them but it was still more cost-effective than a “NEW” door.
uPVC Door Spraying – Plastic is ultimately one of the hardest substrates to get anything to stick to it, preparation & the correct coating are key to providing a customer with a long lasting coloured door but…..
uPVC Windows & Doors go through thermal expansion in warmer months, upvc door panels can swell by 1cm & that means if you have had you door done incorrectly then you will have white lines all the way around the panel.
If You would like a free quotation for your front door, back door then either give us a call or fill out the online inquiry form.
uPVC & GRP specialist coating systems should only ever be used by qualified professionals, onsite plastic spraying is a high risk activity & should be executed correctly.
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