There's nothing worse than pulling up outside your house in Edinburgh every day and seeing a front door that needs painting. But painting doors takes time and effort, and you're probably short on both.
There is, however, a quick solution - hiring door painters. Here at Sketch Spray, our Edinburgh team offer a quick, reliable, and professional service that can get your doors covered efficiently through just spray painting doors.
That's right - spray painting can make a huge difference to how your doors look, and avoids all the hassle of traditional paints.
Need more convincing that spray painting your doors is the way to go? Then read on below as we explain how we've helped customers in Edinburgh just like you in the past.
Door spray painting services are becoming increasingly popular with homeowners who want to spruce up the front of their property quickly and easily.
The spray painting process is one of the fastest ways to achieve a smooth finish (hallelujah to no paint brush marks thanks to our airless sprayer techniques) and it costs a fraction of the price compared to buying a new door.
Door spray painting is usually something people call for when their exterior doors are fading due to the British weather and everyday use, or when their internal doors have become discoloured or chipped and need a refresh.
The point is, door spray painting services make door painting an easy task for a change, meaning you don't waste time trying to get the perfect finish yourself by hand painting, because you can hand it over to professional door spray painters, like us, to handle it for you.
Here at Sketch Spray, we're bound to favour spray painting over hand painting, but it's not just us - plenty of people are waking up to the fact that spray painting is just a lot easier to do. Why paint doors with traditional paint and all the hassle, when you can spray paint doors quickly and easily?
Doors sprayed with spray paint rather than hand painted with traditional paint almost always get a better finish. Why? Because there are no brush marks in the paint. By using an airless sprayer, you can cover the entire surface of the door evenly, making the coverage more efficient and instantly improving the appearance of the door with a new colour and style quickly.
Because the job is much quicker with spray paints too, you can literally transform your entire house - interior doors, exterior doors, garage doors, you name it - in just a few hours.
Faded colours, small scratches, and poor previous paintwork can all be covered up with a quality finish for much less money and worry than replacing the doors for new ones or painting them with traditional paint.
So why wouldn't you opt for door spray painting services over traditional paint?
Door spraying is quick and easy for door spray painters like us, so we'd always recommend hiring the professionals for the best finish possible. Still, it might help you to understand our process so you can see how your doors will be spray painted if you hire us!
One of the first things we'll do is sand your door - whether it's your garage doors, front door, or UPVC door - it must be sanded beforehand to prepare the door for the spraying stage.
This stage is especially important if you want a finish that's going to last. By using a fine sandpaper on your doors, you create a textured surface for the spray paint to stick to, meaning your spray painting job will last much longer.
After sanding, we'll clean the doors. Removing the debris from the sanding process and any dirt or grime buildup is important again for a long-lasting finish.
We'll brush the doors down and wipe it clean before moving on to the next stage.
Masking tape is a door spray painter's best friend. We'll need to protect everything that isn't going to be painted. Once you mask the door furniture that can't be removed (e.g. door handles that aren't simply screwed in) and any surrounding glass or windows, it will be ready for painting.
Because we take pride in our work, we'll always ensure we mask as much of the surrounding area as possible so we don't accidentally coat areas you don't need painting. If we're working on cabinet doors in your kitchen, for example, as professional door spray painters, we'll make sure not even a speck of paint touches your kitchen worktops.
Being overcautious here is best.
Next up is a door spray painter's favourite part: the spraying. This is where the appearance of your doors really changes, and as passionate door spray painters, there's nothing better than spray painting an old door and seeing the new colours and style come to life.
It's always best to spray paint doors on a warm day that's neither too hot nor too cold, so the paint can dry quickly enough not to become scuffed, but not so quick that it doesn't produce a smooth finish. This is, of course, less of a problem for interior doors.
And our final stage is the drying. All you have to do here is make sure the paintwork is undisturbed whilst it dries and cures.
Absolutely! Door spraying is not just for external doors. Spray painting your interior doors can be a great way to change their colour and breathe some life back into them without having to use traditional paints and a hand brush, which often takes forever to achieve a quality finish.
Door spray painters like us can offer spray painting services across a range of doors and properties (domestic and commercial), so we'd always recommend getting in touch with us if you think we can help.
Yes, UPVC doors are some of our most common doors to paint. UPVC door painting is so popular because a UPVC front door is often exposed to poor British weather, which takes its toll on the original colour and can see it fading quickly.
Because UPVC doors are made of a type of plastic, lots of people assume door spray painting isn't an option, but door spraying a UPVC door works just the same as any other. We'll follow the exact same method as above, but just make sure the spray paints we're using are suitable for UPVC.
As UPVC spray painters, we know exactly which tools we need for the job to provide you with a professional service and quality finish that's designed to last on any UPVC door or UPVC windows.
Hopefully by now, you're starting to see some of the benefits of door spraying and hiring door spray painters to carry out the job for you.
But if you still need convincing that door spray painting is the best option for you, then let us talk you through some of the benefits of working with us.
Door spraying is a skill. It takes experience, practice, and know-how to get it perfect every time. With years of door spraying experience, we're able to ensure your doors are sprayed correctly, that the paints will adhere to the surface long-term, and that the whole job is done quickly and efficiently.
Door painting can be a messy job too, so by hiring us to take care of the work for you, we'll come prepared with masking tape and covers to ensure our paints only go where they're supposed to.
If you want a professional finish, then hire a professional.
The right door spraying technique is important, but that doesn't matter if the door you just painted will begin to lose its colour in a few months' time, ultimately costing you more money and time in the long run.
That's why we only use the very best paints when door painting. Professional level paints have protective properties in them, and any external doors will always be treated with a waterproof sealant to ensure no water can damage them. This is especially important for your front door and garage door, for example.
By using our service, you can be sure your doors won't lose their colour or their protection for years.
Door painting is always preferable to door replacing, because A) the cost is significantly reduced, and B) you can still completely transform the look of your home.
As we all know, reducing waste is a matter that's incredibly important right now, and that applies to your doors too. Why would you throw out a perfectly good UPVC front door for a new one, when spraying it would have given you the same results? Financially, it doesn't make sense, but environmentally it doesn't either. So hold on to your UPVC front door, and you can see how easily we can transform it once it's sprayed.
Spraying your doors is a much quicker service than having it painted traditionally by hand. It's so much quicker since the application process itself is quicker, but so too is the drying time.
With traditional paints, you can't always guarantee the paint will dry at the same time. Maybe you put a little extra paint at the top of the door by mistake. If that's the case, the areas with thicker paint will take longer to dry.
By spraying, though, you can apply the paint in a much more even, thin layer, guaranteeing a faster application and drying period.
Door painters who use spraying as their primary method of application will tell you the same thing: spraying any door will result in a longer-lasting finish. It doesn't matter if the door is internal, a UPVC door, a garage door, or your front door - no matter where in the house your door is, the colour will last better after a spraying service than without.
It's because the paint is able to cover the door much more effectively, and the initial sanding process creates the perfect surface for the paint to adhere to. And that just means better results for you!
Finally, you can achieve the best possible finish for you when you use our door spray painting service. That's because we offer a range of finishes and colours.
Want it gloss, matt, or satin? No problem? Need a sky-blue gloss finish on your front door and a satin moss-green on your back door? Well, it's all possible when you work with us because we have a huge array of paints and finishes available to suit your every need - and all for a fraction of the cost of replacing the doors altogether!
Speaking of cost, it's difficult to tell you exactly how much spraying the doors in your house will cost without knowing your exact needs and the number of doors you need spraying.
However, what we can tell you is that, on average, spraying your doors rather than replacing them with new ones is typically around 75% cheaper. That's quite the saving.
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Now that you know what we offer here at Sketch Spray, we're hoping you're seeing the benefits of spray painting your doors rather than hand painting or buying new.
If that's the case, then contact our Edinburgh team today for a free, no-obligation quote. Once we learn more about what you need, we'll be able to more accurately tell you how long it will take and how much it will cost.
So, if you're ready to spruce up the doors in your Edinburgh home with our door spray painting services, then contact us today. We look forward to hearing how we can help!
Spray doors can last for more than 10 years, so we offer a 10-year guarantee on all UPVC spraying.
Spray painting a UPVC entrance door can be as inexpensive as £150. This is significantly less than buying a new door.
UPVC doors shouldn't be painted below 8 degrees celsius as it will slow down the drying process. Morning due can also cause problems with the final finish, but this depends on how long the project is.
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