How Much Does UPVC Spraying Cost?
Spraying UPVC is an increasingly popular choice for homeowners who want to refresh their property’s exterior without the expense and disruption of replacing their windows and doors.
Whether you want to go for a popular colour such as anthracite grey or something unique, the choice is completely up to you. However, how much does UPVC spraying cost?
✓ Fact: Spraying UPVC windows or doors instead of replacing them can be up to 75% cheaper
UPVC (unplasticised polyvinyl chloride) is a popular choice for window frames and doors due to its durability and low maintenance, but it can look a bit dull over time. Therefore, spraying it is a great way to give your home a fresh, new look. With the right materials and a bit of effort, you can easily spruce up your UPVC to give it a new lease of life.
How Much Does UPVC Spraying Cost?
The cost of UPVC spraying in the UK varies depending on a variety of factors. However, to give you an idea of the scale of prices, a typical UPVC spraying job can cost anywhere from £100 to £2,500. Generally, you can expect to pay anywhere from around £100 for a single window but factors such as the size of the property, the amount of UPVC being sprayed and the complexity of the job can all affect the cost.
What Affects The Cost Of Spraying UPVC?
The main factors that can affect the cost of spraying UPVC include the size and complexity of the job, the type of paint used and the location of the property.
The size of the job will obviously have an impact on the cost because larger jobs require more time, materials and labour. Similarly, the complexity of the job such as a property with a large number of windows or doors can also influence the cost.
The type of paint used will also have an impact on the cost of spraying UPVC. For instance, high-end finishes may be more expensive, while more basic finishes may cost less. The location of the property can also affect the cost because travelling costs for the sprayers may need to be taken into account.
How To Calculate The Cost?
The cost of spraying UPVC can also be calculated in several different ways. For example, some sprayers may charge a fixed fee for the job regardless of the size and complexity. Others may charge an hourly rate, while some may calculate the cost according to the size of the job and the materials used.
Therefore, we highly recommend that you request quotes from several companies that offer UPVC spraying. It’s also worth pointing out that most professionals are willing to travel, so you may want to extend the search to neighbouring cities.
Pros and Cons of Spraying UPVC
- It can be a great way to save money. You won’t have to purchase and install brand new windows, doors or other exterior elements, which can be costly.
- Spraying UPVC is also relatively easy. You can do it yourself or hire a professional. Either way, it’s not a difficult task and it can be completed quickly.
- It’s a great way to update the look of your home. You can choose from a variety of colours and finishes to give your home a more modern look.
- One of the biggest drawbacks to spraying UPVC is that the results can be short-lived. Even if you properly prepare the surface and use high-quality paint, it won’t last forever. You may have to re-spray the UPVC every few years to keep it looking fresh.
- Another potential downside is that it could be difficult to match the existing colour of your home. Even if you use the same type of paint, the colour may not be an exact match. This can be an issue if you’re trying to maintain a consistent look.
- Finally, spraying UPVC can be time-consuming. You’ll need to take the time to properly prepare the surface, mix the paint and apply it in a uniform manner. If you’re not experienced with painting, it could take longer than you think.
How To Spray UPVC
- Gather a good quality paint sprayer, UPVC-specific paints, a mask and goggles and protective overalls.
- Clean the UPVC with a soft cloth and warm soapy water to remove any dirt or grime.
- Apply the paint in thin, even coats and start at the top and move your way downwards.
- Keep the sprayer moving at all times and avoid overlapping paint strokes.
- Leave the UPVC to dry for at least 24 hours before applying a second coat.
- Consider adding a topcoat for extra protection once the second coat is dry.
In summary, spraying UPVC is a great way to update the look of your home without breaking the bank. However, there are some pros and cons to consider (as discussed above) before you take the plunge of spraying your UPVC.
Written By Edward Rich
Edward was a general builder and carpenter for over 5 years but since founding Costs.co.uk with Danny, he works alongside Danny rennovating properties as well as producing content.
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