5 Facts you didn’t know about uPVC Spray Painting

uPVC spray painting is a low-cost, low-maintenance way to improve the appearance of your home. After masking the surrounding areas, the uPVC paint is sprayed on giving you a long lasting attractive finish. It is a simple but effective method which you may have seen done before. Here are the 5 facts you didn’t know about uPVC spray painting, let’s get started.

1. Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP)

If you’ve looked into uPVC spraying, you may have come across the term GRP. It may be a surprise to you that uPVC spray paintings are GRP. Composite entrance doors are made from various materials, including wood, PVC, insulating foam, and GRP. The combination of materials results in a highly durable door.

2. Save costs with uPVC Spray Painting

Using a uPVC paint spray company instead will save you money compared with replacement. They are 75% cheaper than replacing your home’s doors and windows.

The life of uPVC spray painted doors and windows is also extended. The covering can protect your windows and doors for over 10 years when properly applied and installed. uPVC begins as a powder and is transformed into a plastic profile using heat.

 

In the years before 2015, when advancements in paint technology for plastic applications were made, uPVC was not intended to be redecorated, and you would have had adhesion issues with virtually any product. Although uPVC was meant to be maintenance-free, once it begins to degrade, it encourages algae growth which is why repainting is so important.

3. UPVC are Recyclable

Many of you may think of uPVC as being non-recyclable; however, recycling uPVC is possible and is becoming a routine practice. Many people believe that uPVC window recycling is impossible due to the toxic chemicals released during the process but this is untrue.

UPVC can indeed be safely recycled, and uPVC recycling is now a common practice that helps keep tens of thousands of tonnes from ending up in the scrap heap. And recycling uPVC doors and windows will be more cost effective than replacing them with new ones.

4. Life of uPVC Spray Painting

A window company will most likely guarantee its uPVC for ten years, even though the material has a 20-year lifespan. You may risk voiding your window company’s warranty if you spray over new or nearly new windows, but the adhesion and UV warranties of professional uPVC spray painters tend to be around 10-years and 5-years, respectively.

The important fact is; first, the life span of uPVC spray painting has a longer life span; secondly, they are durable and long-lasting meaning they require little to no maintenance and the last thing is they are also recyclable.

5. Temperature Specific

UPVC spray painting is n innovative technology and must be applied at the correct temperatures. It is only possible to spray uPVC when the temperature is 12°C or higher, but ideally 15°C.

You may not be aware of the fact that plastic expands and contracts and that applying a coating that prevents the plastic from expanding and contracting will cause it to warp, especially in the case of non-reinforced polymers.

So there you have it, 5 facts about uPVC spray painting that you probably didn’t know about. Overall, uPVC paint spraying is a great way to refresh tired looking exteriors and interiors leaving you with a property to be proud of with plenty if curb appeal.