How to Paint a UPVC Door
You can paint Upvc doors and windows and its actually really easy and extremely effective. In this written article, I am going to show you how to paint a Upvc door and what materials and tools you’ll need to do it.
In this video, I painted our back door from white to a lovely blue.
As always, preparation is vital. Here is a list of prep.
1. Wash the door down with hot soapy water, use a decreasing product like sugar soap and an algae remover if required.
2. A very light key with a sanding sponge or fine sandpaper
3. Clean the door with methylated spirit and wait until dry or dry with lint-free cloth.
Now you can paint – How to paint a Upvc door
I highly recommend using a paint such as Frenchic Alfresco or Dulux Weathershield Multisurface
You can use a mini roller and a paintbrush, I like the finish when using a felt roller ( see how to get a perfect finish using chalk paint ) and I’m a paintbrush snob so something like Purdy – It actually doesnt matter too much, depending on how fussy you are about getting a smooth finish but, this can be achieved by polishing anyway!
Once you’ve applied a coat of paint, polish out any imperfections with sanding sponge/paper before and wipe with a damp cloth before atarting the next coat.
How to paint a Upvc door – Repeat until you are happy with the finish.
I am reliably informed that adding Polyvine to a standard chalk paint will also work but, as of yet, I haven’t tried and tested this so I am not suggesting you do that. If you have any experience of this then please do let me know in the comments.
What Colour Should You Paint Your Front Door?
It really depends on your personal preference, the colour and finish of the building and the general surroundings.
Here is the colour chart for Dulux Weathershield Multisurface paint