uPVC Windows Sprayed. The Ultimate Homeowner Guide to Hiring a UPVC Spraying Company.
“Did you know that UPVC spraying is the secret weapon for home makeovers? It’s true! Many homeowners are discovering the magic of transforming their windows and doors with a fresh coat of spray, giving their homes a stunning new look without the hefty price tag.
This smart, affordable solution not only upgrades your curb appeal but also adds a personal touch to your space. With SprayMasters UK, you’re choosing a path of innovation and style, reinventing your home in a way that’s both budget-friendly and visually appealing. It’s a game-changer in home improvement!”
Discover the transformative power of UPVC window spraying and how it can rejuvenate your home’s appearance. With its rise in popularity since 2015, it’s essential to understand the ins and outs of this trend and how to choose the right professionals for the job.
Understanding UPVC Spraying
Since its surge in popularity in the decorating trade around 2015, UPVC spraying has become a significant topic of interest.
However, post-2017, there’s been a concerning trend: some manufacturers have started rebranding existing coatings as specialized for UPVC, without them genuinely being so.
This is akin to labeling an ordinary sedan as a race car simply because it’s been repainted – misleading and potentially problematic.
The real concern, however, lies in the qualifications of those applying these coatings. Imagine boarding a plane piloted by someone who’s had only a day’s training.
Unsettling, right? Similarly, in the realm of UPVC spraying, a one-day crash course does not equate to mastery.
Such brief training is woefully insufficient for a task requiring precision, expertise, and an understanding of complex materials and environmental factors.
It’s essential, therefore, to exercise caution and due diligence when selecting a UPVC spraying service.
Investigate their training, experience, and track record. A legitimate and professional service should transparently provide evidence of their expertise and successful past projects.
After all, when it comes to enhancing and protecting your property, you want a seasoned pilot at the helm, not a novice.
Professional Preparation for UPVC Spraying
The secret to flawless UPVC spraying lies in meticulous preparation, a process we’ve mastered through years of experience. Here’s a breakdown of our expert approach:
Deep Cleaning – The initial step involves thoroughly cleaning the UPVC to remove all ingrained dirt. This step is crucial for ensuring the subsequent coatings adhere correctly.
Wax Layer Removal – UPVC typically has a layer of wax, which gives it a shiny appearance. We carefully remove this layer using a red Scotch-Brite pad. It’s a delicate balance – too much pressure, and you risk scratching the plastic, too little, and the wax remains.
Re-Cleaning – Post wax removal, we clean the UPVC again. This double-cleaning ensures that no residue interferes with the spray application.
Removing Opening Sashes – To avoid issues like ‘lines’ and ‘sticking’ (which can turn your windows into a fire hazard if they can’t be opened), we always remove the sashes before spraying. This step is non-negotiable in our process.
Fume Management – With the sashes removed, we cloak the openings to prevent any spray fumes from entering your home.
Spraying and Refitting –
We then spray the frame and, as trained window fitters, carefully refit the windows post-spraying. Our team’s expertise in window fitting ensures a seamless reinstallation with no operational issues.
De-masking – The final step involves removing all the protective masking, revealing a beautifully sprayed and fully functional UPVC window.
This meticulous approach, developed from our extensive field experience, not only guarantees a superior finish but also ensures the safety and functionality of your windows post-spraying.
As specialists, we understand the nuances of UPVC materials and treat every project with the precision and care it deserves.
The two images are of the same property, the windows and doors less than 6 years old are badly faded. As you can see in the right image that we remove sashes and strip doors down.
This property had all the windows and doors resprayed in our specialist coating.
Choosing the Right UPVC Spraying Company
In the bustling world of UPVC spraying, where there seem to be more ‘experts’ than cockapoos in a dog park, finding the right company can feel like a game of professional hide-and-seek. Here’s how to navigate this maze with a bit of humor and savvy:
SprayMasters Training – A Good Start: If they’ve been trained by us at SprayMasters, that’s a green flag. We can verify their training. It’s like picking a Hogwarts graduate – you know they’ve got some solid wizardry up their sleeves.
The YouTube Phenomenon – Just because someone watched a couple of YouTube tutorials doesn’t make them a spray painting virtuoso. It’s like thinking you’re a Michelin-star chef after watching a few cooking shows – entertaining, yes, but not quite the real deal.
Track Record Matters –
Look for a company with history. How long have they been around? If a company offers a 10-year guarantee but has only been in business for two years, it’s like a new driver promising to teach you advanced driving skills – the math just doesn’t add up.
Promises vs. Reality – A company that’s been around for a longer period is more likely to honor long-term guarantees. It’s like trusting a seasoned sailor to navigate rough seas, as opposed to someone who just bought their first boat.
Review the Reviews – Don’t just skim through them; dive deep. Are there consistent themes in the feedback? It’s like checking a restaurant’s reviews – you’re looking for a pattern of excellence, not just one-off wonders.
Portfolio Inspection – A legitimate company will have a portfolio as dazzling as a magician’s best tricks. This is where they showcase their best work – if it’s not impressive, it might be time to say “abracadabra” and disappear.
Inquire and Verify –
Don’t hesitate to ask questions. If they’re genuine, they’ll have answers as solid as a rock. If they’re vague, it’s like trying to nail jelly to a wall – messy and unproductive.
Remember, choosing the right UPVC spraying company is crucial. You want a team that will transform your space, not just add a splash of color and vanish.
Aftercare and Maintenance:
Post-spraying, maintaining your UPVC windows is crucial.
With every SprayMasters job completed we supply our customer with the correct colour cleanse product for cleaning. After care is simply use the cleaner every 3 to 6 months.
It all depends on where you live, if you are next to or on a busy main road then you’ll find yourself using it more.
It’s NOT PAINTING – Understand the value
It’s extended the life of your existing windows by making them appear NEW only without buying NEW!
Understand the factors that influence the cost of UPVC spraying. We compare the costs with window replacement, emphasizing the value and long-term benefits of UPVC spraying.
What we say to our customers is that “It’s not a paint, it’s a specialist coating”. You Will get cheaper quotes & some of them bizarley for peanuts but that’s down to a few factors, one they know nothing about what they are doing & two it will be a “Paint” one that you could go and buy your self right now from screwfix or toolstation.
The Masters Of Spray
When it comes to UPVC spraying, the difference between a satisfactory job and an outstanding one often lies in the choice of the spraying company. As a homeowner, your decision here is crucial. Let’s consider why a true spraying company like SprayMasters UK stands out:
Experience and Expertise
SprayMasters UK, with its rich history and focused expertise in UPVC spraying, is equipped to handle the nuances and specific requirements of this specialized process.
Their experience ensures that every aspect of the job, from preparation to the final touches, is handled with precision and care.
Quality of Outcome
The longevity and aesthetic appeal of sprayed windows are directly linked to the skill of the technicians and the quality of the materials used.
SprayMasters UK uses top-tier, genuine products designed specifically for UPVC, ensuring that your windows not only look fantastic but also stand the test of time against weathering, UV exposure, and general wear and tear.
Every home and UPVC surface is unique. A one-size-fits-all approach just doesn’t cut it.
SprayMasters UK tailors their approach to suit the specific needs of your property, ensuring that the end result aligns perfectly with your expectations and enhances the overall aesthetic of your home.
The ultimate goal of SprayMasters UK is customer satisfaction. By choosing a professional and dedicated company like SprayMasters, you are ensuring peace of mind, knowing that the job will be done right the first time.
Remember, the choice you make today will affect the look and durability of your UPVC surfaces for years to come.
By choosing a company like SprayMasters UK, known for its commitment to quality and excellence, you are investing in a service that delivers not just immediate results, but lasting value.
UPVC spraying is a good idea because:
It saves money. Instead of buying new UPVC, spraying refreshes what you already have at a lower cost.
It makes your home look better. Spraying gives a fresh, new appearance to doors, windows, and other UPVC surfaces.
It’s quick and convenient. The process is faster than replacing UPVC fixtures, causing minimal disruption to your daily life.
It’s durable. Quality sprays used by professionals like SprayMasters UK last long, maintaining the appearance over time.
It’s eco-friendly. Spraying reduces waste by reusing existing materials instead of discarding them.
Q1: How much does UPVC spraying cost?
A: The cost of UPVC spraying varies based on project specifics. It generally ranges from £300 to £1000, depending on factors like home size, number of windows, and chosen coatings. For more precise pricing, consider obtaining a custom quote from a professional service.
Q2: Can you paint over UPVC with a brush, or is a spray gun required for a true UPVC coating?
A: While it is possible to apply UPVC paint with a brush over an existing UPVC coating, achieving the best results and the full benefits of a true UPVC coating requires the use of a spray gun.
This is because a genuine UPVC coating needs to be applied at a specific micron depth per layer to ensure optimal adherence, durability, and finish. Brush application might not provide the same level of uniformity and coverage as a spray gun.
Therefore, for a professional, long-lasting finish, spraying with the correct equipment and technique is recommended. This ensures the coating is applied evenly and at the correct thickness for maximum effectiveness and longevity.
Q3: How long does UPVC window spraying last, and what factors influence its durability?
A: The durability of UPVC window spraying depends significantly on the quality of the coating used. A specialist coating that is highly flexible, heat-resistant, and UV-resistant can easily last beyond 10 years.
These high-quality coatings are typically more expensive but offer superior longevity and performance compared to standard paints.
On the other hand, products merely labeled as UPVC paints without these specialized properties may not endure as long, potentially showing wear within 3 years.
Therefore, when choosing a UPVC spraying service, it’s crucial to inquire about the type of coating used and its expected lifespan, as this will greatly impact the long-term appearance and durability of your UPVC windows.
Q4: Can you change the colour of UPVC windows?
A: Absolutely. UPVC windows can be transformed from one colour to another, including from dark to light shades, although several coats may be required for complete coverage.
Q5: Is UPVC spraying environmentally friendly?
A Q5: The legality and safety of UPVC spray coatings largely depend on their Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions. Regulations, such as those set by the EPA, mandate limits on VOC emissions to ensure environmental safety and reduce health risks.
Some coatings might exceed these limits or barely meet them, potentially causing higher toxicity. Therefore, it’s crucial to select UPVC coatings that comply with these legal emissions standards to ensure safety for users and the environment.
Q6: What preparation is needed before UPVC spraying?
A: Proper preparation involves cleaning the windows thoroughly with a specialist penetrative agent to remove ingrained dirt not visible to human eye, the coating can not bind if dirt is in the way.
The upvc must be scotched up to remove the “upvc wax” this is what gives the plastic it’s “shiny look” then it must be cleaned again. The golden saying applies “Fail to prepare & prepare to fail”
Q7: Can UPVC spraying be done in any weather?
A: The optimal conditions for applying UPVC coatings are crucial for ensuring the quality and longevity of the finish. The temperature should be no lower than 10°C and no higher than 25°C.
Temperatures below 10°C, especially during times of the year with high moisture or low dew points, can negatively affect the coating or paint. In such conditions, the coating may not adhere properly or may be damaged.
Rainy weather is also unsuitable for UPVC spraying as it can cause the paint to run or not adhere correctly. As specialists in this field, we strongly advise against applying coatings on days with predicted rain or unfavorable weather conditions, as it’s not worth risking the quality and durability of the finish.
Proper environmental conditions are key to a successful UPVC coating application.
Q8: Can a faded composite door be spray-painted?
A: Yes, faded composite doors can be rejuvenated with spray painting. This involves cleaning, sanding, and applying a specialist coating for a refreshed look.
Q9: What types of properties can benefit from UPVC spraying?
A: Both residential and commercial properties can take advantage of UPVC spraying. Services extend to homes, shop fronts, warehouses, and various commercial building elements.
Q10: Is there any risk to plants or pets during the UPVC spraying process?
A: With professional services using controlled spraying techniques, the risk to plants and pets is minimal. However, it’s advisable to keep pets away from the spray zone during the process.
Conveniently Located for All Your Spraying Needs
Situated in Alfreton, Derbyshire, SprayMasters UK is strategically positioned for easy access. Just a stone’s throw away from Junction 28 of the M1 and the A38, we’re ideally placed to serve the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire areas.
Whether you’re looking for kitchen cabinet rejuvenation, surface repairs, or a fresh new look for your UPVC, MDF, and more, our expert team is here to help. Drop by today – we’re just 5 minutes from the motorway junctions, making your journey to a revamped home quick and hassle-free.
SprayMasters UK – Where Quality Meets Convenience.
A: Typically, the process is completed within a day, minimizing disruption to your daily routine and quickly transforming your door’s look.
A: Yes, we use premium quality paints designed specifically for composite doors, ensuring a finish that is resistant to weathering, fading, and wear for years to come.
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