Is the outside of your home is starting to look a little shabby? Spray painting your window frames and doors will give your home’s exterior a new lease of life.
You can choose from a variety of colours too, so can completely change the colour scheme of your home if you fancy.
Spray painting your windows and doors is a job for a professional. In this guide, we’ll break down the average cost to spray your windows and doors, explain what affects this cost, how you can save money on the project and what goes into spraying uPVC windows and doors.
We’ll tell you how to find and hire someone to paint spray your uPVC windows and doors and what questions to ask them.
At the end of the guide, we’ll answer some frequently asked questions.
How Much Does It Cost to Spray uPVC Window Frames and Doors?
The table below shows various jobs that are done by spraying uPVC surfaces and their costs.
|Spraying Job||Estimated Costs||Time Required|
|1 window frame||£150 to £175||1.5 hours|
|1 bay window||£300 to £350||2 hours|
|1 door and frame||£200 to £250||1.5 hours|
|1 garage door||£270 to £350||3 hours|
|Conservatory||£1,000 to £2,200||1 day|
|2-bed terraced house||£1,000 to £1,500||1 day|
|3-bed semi detached house||£1,350 to £1,800||1 to 2 days|
|4-bed detached house||£1,500 to £2,000||2 days|
As you can see from the table spraying one window will cost between £150 and £175. However, if you have, for example, a three-bedroom semi- detached-house with nine windows, the cost per window is cheaper.
You’ll pay between £111 and £166 per window. Plus, if you are changing the colour then you will need all your windows sprayed.
When you need to find someone to spray your uPVC windows and doors let HouseholdQuotes help you. Fill in the online form and tell us briefly what you need.
We’ll find you tradespeople to give you no-obligation quotes for spraying your uPVC windows and doors.
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What Affects the Cost of uPVC Spraying?
A few different factors will impact the final cost of hiring a professional for uPVC spraying.
Number and Size of Windows
One window will cost you between £150 and £175, but if you have more than one window painted, the cost will be less per window, but more in total.
Size also makes a difference. For example, if you have a bay window, you can expect to pay double the cost of a casement window.
You’ll be looking at £300 to £350 for a bay window because they are bigger.
One door and frame costs on average between £200 and £250 to spray. If you have your front door and a back door painted this will increase your costs.
If You Re-Silicone Window and Door Seals
Some companies include this final stage in your quotation, but if not, it is worth paying a bit extra to have the work done. The painter can re-silicone all the seals on your windows and doors with a silicone colour that matches your paint.
This gives your windows and doors a completely new look. The sealer will cost between £5 and £15 and labour costs should be around an hour.
That could cost between £30 and £50.
Many painters and decorators only use ladders, but this isn’t recommended when you are working at height. There is a high risk of falling from a ladder and scaffolding will reduce this risk considerably.
If you are painting a three bedroomed semi-detached house, the costs for scaffolding will be between £800 and £1,100. If you have a two bedroomed terraced property, then expect to pay between £500 and £800 for scaffold hire.
Prices vary according to where you live in the UK. London ad the South East of England are always more expensive.
The North of England is usually cheaper. In Scotland, you’ll pay more in cities like Edinburgh and Glasgow.
The costs on our table are average costs throughout the UK, but in London, these prices could be 20% higher. In Lancashire, for example, they could be lower.
How Can I Save Money on Spraying My Windows and Doors?
There are a few easy ways you can save money on spraying your windows and doors.
Have more than one window or door painted. As we have said previously if you have more than one window or door painted the cost for each will be lower.
For example, you may hire a painter to paint one window and the work and travel will take them three hours. This will account for half a days work, so that’s what they’ll charge.
If you have your whole house painted, it will be a full days work, which is what you’ll pay.
Paint the ground floor windows and your front and back doors yourself to save on labour costs.
If you are good at DIY, you could hire a paint sprayer and paint your own doors or ground floor windows. This might save you up to £500, depending on the amount you pay for the paint.
If you want to expand your tool kit you could buy a small sprayer. Average costs are between £50 and £150.
Finally, compare quotes!
When you’re looking for a tradesperson to spray your windows and doors it’s best to ask for quotes from at least three different professionals.
Make sure each quote has the same information. If each one is identical, they can be compared easily.
Use HouseholdQuotes to find the tradesperson you need. Simply fill in the online form and tell us a bit about the job. We’ll then find you local tradespeople to come and give you no-obligation quotes.
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Is uPVS Spraying Cheaper Than Replacing My Windows?
Usually, yes. If you want cheap uPVC windows you can buy them for £150 each.
If you want very good quality then you can pay up to £800 or more. Therefore, if your original windows are good quality uPVC, then a repair is going to be much cheaper.
If you were thinking of putting in new windows and using another material, you can buy aluminium windows for around £500 each, or you could have timber and pay on average £800 per window.
The most expensive window material is composite. You’ll pay around £1,200 per window.
Costs are higher though for first and second floor windows. If you have uPVC windows upstairs, you’ll be paying between £300 and £900 for each window, depending on the size.
Read more about the cost of installing uPVC double-glazed windows in this article.
How Is uPVC Spraying Done?
Below we break down how a professional tradesperson will paint your windows and doors with a spray:
Materials and Equipment Needed
- Protective face mask
- Plastic cleaner or sugar soap
- Masking tape
- A paint sprayer
The tradesperson will cover the inside of the windows with protective plastic and any small areas with masking tape.
Then they will clean the window frame using plastic cleaner, or sugar soap. They will wipe the window with a cloth soaked in the cleaner and then dry off the surface with a dry cloth.
Next, the uPVC will be sanded down to make sure the paint adheres well to the surface. They will then clean the window frame again to remove any dust created by the sanding.
Then the first coat of acrylic paint will be applied. After around 15 minutes the tradesperson will apply a second coat and then possibly, 15 minutes after that, a third coat.
They will then remove any plastic and masking tape and the frame should be completely dry within 24 hours!
How Do I Find and Hire a Company to Spray My Windows or Door?
Start by asking people you know. Talk to family, friends, and work colleagues.
You might find someone who has recently had work done and will be happy to recommend that tradesperson.
If you want to use the internet, HouseholdQuotes can help you find what you’re looking for quickly. All you need to do is fill in the online form (it takes less than a minute).
Tell us what you need. We’ll then find you tradespeople to give you no-obligation quotes.
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Ensuring the Professional Is the Right Fit
Use the below questions to make sure the professional you’re hoping to hire is the right fit for you:
- Have you done a lot of this type of work? If you want someone with plenty of experience this question will help you to make up your mind or you might decide to give someone who is just starting the opportunity to gain more experience.
- Are you a member of any trade associations? Trade associations will only grant membership to tradespeople with a good work record. They should also have a high standard of workmanship. A painter may be a member of the Painting and Decorating Association.
- Have you got customer feedback and photographs of any work you’ve done in the past? The tradesperson may have a portfolio to show you, or they may direct you to their website. Websites often have case studies, photographs, and customer testimonials.
- Do you have public liability insurance? All tradespeople should have public liability insurance. If they don’t, then don’t use them. Public liability insurance protects the tradesperson and you from claims for damage or injury during the painting work.
- Do you arrange the scaffolding?
- Do you include re-sealing my windows and doors in your quote?
- Does the paint have a product guarantee? High-quality exterior paint should come with a guarantee. Some manufacturer’s offer 10 years guarantee.
Use the below checklist to make sure you take the best steps towards hiring a professional:
- Decide how many windows and/or doors you’re going to be painting
- Pick your colour
- Get some quotes (don’t forget HouseholdQuotes can help you!)
- Compare the quotes you have
- Choose the tradesperson you think is best for the job
- Make a date for the work to start
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Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Does Spraying Your uPVC Windows and Doors Last?
What Type of Finish Can I Choose?
How Long Does It Take To Paint a Window Frame?
A bigger bay window will take two hours. If you have a conservatory, this will take about a day to paint.
Can White uPVC Windows Be Painted Grey?
Popular colours are green, blue, black, white, and grey.
Can I Spray My uPVC Drainpipes or Guttering?
Can I Paint My Windows or Doors Myself?
However, we wouldn’t recommend working at height to do any upstairs windows. Plus, a professional painter will be using their skill to obtain a perfect finish, which is something you may not be able to do.
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