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Painting UPVC

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by Watchmaker, 29 Nov 2006.

  1. Watchmaker

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    Could anyone advise please ? I want to change the colour, ie, white to mahogany. of the inside frame of a UPVC conservatory roof vent. This frame will not, of course, be subject to any abrasion and would not be handled very frequently. Are there special paints made for UPVC or, could I get away with, say, ordinary domestic, water or oil based paints ? Any information would be much appreciated. Thanks
     
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    You can get a reasonable effect with a single flowing coat of non-drip gloss.

    Not water based (I think it would bead up).

    Practice on a spare bit first.

    Clean very thoroughly, last use wire wool and white spirit to take the old shine off.

    You will never be able to go back to the bare surface.
     
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    Thanks for the comment/advice
     
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    i would advise the use of an airbrush as opposed to a brush....
     
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    when I worked as a window fabricator ,we used car spay paint on the upvc to make green, red windows. I did not think it was a good thing becasee it sraches and you will see the white , if you do this, use spray can paint and mask it off before you do.
     
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