As uPVC continues to be a popular choice of material for windows and doors, many homeowners are looking for new ways to use them in transforming the appearance of their property. One of those ways is by altering the colours of your uPVC doors and windows. So how can you change the colour of your uPVC doors and windows? Well, there are three main methods you can use, and they include;

Vinyl Wrap

uPVC window wrapping is one of the common methods of changing the colour of uPVC windows. The vinyl sheet, which comes in a wide range of colours, is used to cover the frames of the uPVC window, and it sticks to the surface.

Although vinyl wrapping changes the colour of uPVC windows, it doesn’t last very long (typically lasts for 5 years or less), and over the years, with changes to the weather, the vinyl wrap can start to lift/peel off and will require replacement. Vinyl wrapping is also very expensive as it requires using several rolls of the recommended high-quality 3M™ vinyl wrap, which costs hundreds of pounds per roll.

Spray painting

This is by far your best bet for changing the colour of your uPVC doors and windows. In addition to being the most economical method, spray painting uPVC permanently changes its colour and gives it a type of finish that would appear as though it were originally installed in that colour. There is also a wide range of available colours to choose from with uPVC spray painting.

However, spray painting uPVC doors and windows requires skill and technical know-how, so you should always leave it to expert uPVC spray painters like PBM Paints. The paints we use are specially designed to bond to the surface of the uPVC, so it lasts longer (up to 10 years) and gives you a UV-resistant finish that will not fade, crack or peel regardless of the weather conditions.

Liquid dip

Liquid dip is a method you can use to temporarily change the colour of your uPVC doors and windows. When carefully done, it gives off a smooth and consistent finish. One advantage of liquid dip is that you can apply it yourself, and even if you make a mistake, the paint can be easily peeled off for you to reapply it.

This ease of removal and susceptibility to abrasion, however, makes liquid dip a not so durable option for changing the colour of your uPVC windows and doors. Also, in applications where a lot of movement is expected (especially windows), liquid dip would not be the ideal choice. The cost of each can of liquid dip is also on the high side.


There are different methods you can use to change the colour of your uPVC doors and windows, although they each differ in their effectiveness, price, application methods and durability. Liquid dip and vinyl wrap are both methods that will work to temporarily change the colour of your uPVC doors and windows, but if what you are looking for is a more permanent change and professional-level finish, then uPVC spray painting is the best option for you.

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