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Restoring Rosewood UPVC Window & Door Frames

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by Archdale, 23 Apr 2015.

  1. Archdale

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    I have a very similar issue, and it seems the only solution is to replace the doors :( The colour has been removed from the wrap.
     
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    Konig make PVC repair products, touch up pens and coloured waxes but these are for minor scratches and such like and something that can be hidden, applying it is a very skilled job to get it looking close to original but the size of the repair areas you have it'll never be invisible, I'm afraid to say you need to be claiming off the decorators public liability insurance and get the frames replaced
     
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    Many thanks for taking the time out to reply. I am currently contacting Dulux and Sikkens to ask about closely matching UPVC suitable paint, as that seems to be the only remaining option, as replacing all of the effected windows and patio doors would cost thousands of course and they are only a year old. I realise that painting the UPVC will mean losing the Rosewood wood texture effect but it should make it look better than it is now and I feel there's nothing to lose at this stage. It sounds like the protective film has been damaged / removed during the painter's clean up job, be that through a combination of the abrasive item he used and/or the cleaning product (I fear it was white spirit or such like).
     
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    Painting them could invalidate your windows guarantee.
    Have you spoken to the company that fitted the windows yet to see if they have any suggestions?

    As Crank said I would be wanting to talk to the painters insurance company.
    There are specialist companys who can spray PVC frames but I expect it would be cheaper or similar price to replacing them.
    Even these specialist firms will normally only guarantee the paint for about 5 years. Do you really want to have to do this every 5-10 years?

    Assuming you know who fitted them and they still have the order details the glass could be reused saving about a third of the cost.
     
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    Thanks again for the further replies. Very helpful.

    Long story short is that the window company simply don't want to know other than giving us costs for replacements. You made a good suggestion about keeping the glass and therefore saving on costs should we go down that route in the future.

    The window companies we have spoken to all say much the same in that the the protective film has been damaged and there's no restoration possible.

    A company based in Cornwall suggested trying 'back to black' spray used primarily for car bumpers and tyres, as well as a silicone spray, both of which we've tried but to no avail. :(

    We don't mind painting the frames and recoating every few years if it improves the current aesthetics. On that note we're awaiting replies from enquiries sent to Dulux and Sikkens websites on their recommendations for an external rosewood paint for UPVC.

    The painter we originally used that caused the damage is a friend of my in-laws, so that's not a route we can take for compensation unfortunately without upsetting family politics ;)
     
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    Thanks for the recommendation. We'll give Kolorseal a call in the morning as I see they're opened, and we'll also try Kolorbond. I'll post back whenever we have a solution of sorts. Cheers again
     
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    most foils are by a company called renolit, who I know do training courses for replacing damaged foil...maybe worth contacting renolit too to see if they have trained any in your area ... but as others have said the painters Public Liability Insurance is where I would be heading , as it was he who caused your problem.
     
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