White UPVC windows, doors and conservatories look great when they're new. The trouble is, they can begin to look tired and dull.
If your UPVC windows are past their best, you might be facing the financial burden of having them replaced. And in a time where bills are rising alarmingly in Leeds & across the board, this is the last thing you need.
If this scenario sounds familiar, help is at hand in the form of UPVC spray painting.
Sketch Spray professional UPVC spray painters will transform your Leeds property for a fraction of the cost. However, our expertise doesn't stop there. We can also renovate and revitalise commercial properties, shop fronts and kitchens, helping you to save money.
Would you like to find out more? Then you're in exactly the right place.
We visit your home and paint your existing door and window frames, conservatories, and garage doors, with a special paint using professional-grade spray equipment. For a kitchen respray, we use the same paint and equipment, applying it to your cupboards instead of your window frames.
For commercial properties, we can spray paint the exterior walls or cladding as well as any internal areas you wish. And for shop fronts, we will help you establish your brand identity by upgrading the internal and external UPVC surfaces in the colours of your choice.
There are several advantages to UPVC spraying, whether you're a homeowner, landlord or business owner.
We'll look at each of these separately to give a clearer idea.
Over time, UV rays from sunlight attack the surface of UPVC frames, causing it to break down and become pitted. The protective coating applied during the manufacturing process doesn't last forever, eroded by time and weather.
Dirt gets into the rough surface and mould and algae soon start to form, staining the once-gleaming plastic. While you can clean the surface with soap and water, it never really looks the same.
Spray painting UPVC instantly improves its appearance, but the advantages go well beyond this:
How exactly does spray painting UPVC save you money?
If your UPVC windows and doors have seen better days, you may be thinking of replacing them. If so, you're looking at between £200 and £640 per window, maybe even more, depending on the size of the windows and how complex the locking mechanisms are.
The average cost of replacing UPVC windows (not including doors) is between £3,000 and £5,000.
Alternatively, you could choose UPVC spray painting which typically offers savings of around 75% on the cost of replacement.
UPVC manufacturers suggest a lifespan of between ten and thirty-five years, but on average it usually lasts for about ten years before it needs replacing.
If you catch it before this stage, you can extend its life by up to ten years.
UPVC isn't designed to hold paint, so a specially-formulated paint is used that forms a chemical bond and sets hard. This provides a barrier against the elements and the harmful UV rays, effectively lengthening the life of your UPVC by another decade.
If you want a change from white, why not go with something that reflects your style and personality? Anthracite grey is extremely popular at the moment, offering a clean, luxurious look. If grey isn't to your liking, you could opt for an elegant olive green or sophisticated duck-egg blue.
Simply contact us with your ideas and we'll help you select a colour from the RAL colour chart or British Standard colour chart, or we can blend a bespoke colour of your choice.
Sketch Spray UPVC spray painters will work hard to keep any disruption to a minimum. There's no dusty or noisy building work to endure and we'll be out of your way as soon as possible, leaving you to enjoy the fruits of our labour.
Having your old windows and doors ripped out and replaced can be a challenge, resulting in a lot of mess, noise and chaos. There's always the risk of walls being damaged, too.
It's an established fact that improving the exterior of your home can increase its value. Statistics show that houses that have had their UPVC window frames sprayed sell for an average of 5-7% more than those that haven't.
UPVC spraying gives your home an instant makeover. In some ways, this is linked to the previous point, as it's an excellent way of attracting buyers and encouraging higher bids.
Even if you're not selling, you have the satisfaction of living in a beautiful-looking home (and being the envy of your neighbours).
When old UPVC windows are ripped out, about 83% goes to landfill while only 3% is recycled, even though it can be recycled up to ten times. The rest is incinerated, producing hazardous fumes.
Extending the life of your UPVC doors and windows by choosing to spray paint them instead of installing new ones reduces the amount of plastic that is contributing to further damage to our fragile environment.
As well as residential properties, we also provide a professional service to owners of commercial buildings.
Whether it's an industrial unit or an office block, we understand that you want to provide a modern, attractive workplace for your staff that also presents a positive image to visitors and business associates.
Sketch Spray UPVC spray painters can provide this by coating the exterior of the building with a durable paint that looks amazing and protects the structure against damage. It also adds a thin layer of insulation that will help to keep energy costs down.
At Sketch Spray we know the importance of making a good impression. The front of your premises is a vital means of catching the customer's eye and encouraging them in through the door. A neat, professional-looking exterior gives you a chance to do just this.
UPVC spray painting will upgrade your shop and make it stand out from the crowd.
We can also paint windows and doors within the premises to match the exterior for that extra touch of professionalism.
Work can be scheduled outside of work hours if necessary for minimum disruption to you and your customers. If your shop is situated on a busy street, it's best to spray paint during a quieter time to avoid pollution contaminating the paint as it dries.
We can spray paint UPVC, metal shutters, timber, masonry and PVC surfaces.
As well as smartening up the outside of your home, we can transform the inside, too.
When your kitchen cabinets begin to look old and outdated, or if you simply want a change of colour, you can avoid the inconvenience, expense and upheaval of replacing them by having them spray painted instead.
It's a straightforward process that leaves a flawless finish, making your kitchen look as good as new. And the most attractive part is that you can save between 70 and 80% on the cost of replacement!
The Sketch Spray UPVC spray painting technicians make it look easy, although this is a highly-skilled process using professional-grade equipment and the best materials.
As always, we aim to cause minimal disruption to the client, completing the work as quickly and efficiently as possible while achieving perfect results.
If your cabinetry is in good condition and you just want a change of colour or style, UPVC spray painting, as we've seen, will save you money.
Also, it means that you keep your existing doors and drawer fronts that would otherwise be dumped in a landfill site.
At Sketch Spray we only use the best quality paints to achieve a high standard of work, which is why we can offer an extensive guarantee against chipping and flaking as a result of day-to-day use.
If you wish, we can replace the handles and repair minor damage during the preparation stage. Small changes like this can have significant impact on the end result. Your cupboards will look brand new, but won't have cost anywhere near what you'd have paid for a new kitchen.
We are confident that you'll be amazed at how smooth the UPVC spraying finish is. Our commercial-grade paints ensure perfect results every time, leaving a surface that's tough, durable and easy to maintain.
Most projects on private homes are completed within one to three days, depending on the size. For much larger houses, we might need to extend this to four days. A simple door spray painting job will take less than half a day.
Spray painting shop fronts doesn't usually take more than a day or two, although extra time will be needed to spray the interior.
Commercial buildings are all different sizes, so you'll need to contact us for more details on working times. Even so, we'll always strive to fit in with your schedule to avoid any disruption to staff and clients.
Costs vary for shops, commercial and residential properties, and it's impossible to give a precise figure without knowing exactly what's involved.
With shops, it depends whether you are having internal and external UPVC painted. Likewise, with commercial buildings and offices, it depends on whether you need the external walls painting or parts of the interior included.
For houses, we need to know the size of the property, how many UPVC windows and doors you want spray painting, and whether you want to include a conservatory, garage doors, soffits/fascia boards, gutters and downpipes.
The scale and length of the project have to be taken into account, along with the labour costs. We also need to factor in whether scaffolding will be required (as it is in most cases unless it is a single-storey ground floor building).
The best course of action is to call us for a free quote as we will have all the necessary details.
UPVC spray painting has become extremely popular in the last few years as home and business owners look for ways to upgrade and add value to their premises while trying to keep costs down.
Sketch Spray UPVC painters in Leeds offer the perfect all-round solution, spray painting your UPVC windows, door frames, garage doors, conservatories, shops and commercial units, inside and out. We also carry out exterior house painting.
Not only do you save a great deal of money and get a brand-new look for a bargain price, but you also reduce your environmental impact. And that's the very best outcome that anyone could wish for.
Contact our Leeds team now to get a free quote and for further information on our spray painting services.
UPVC spray paint can be used for more than 10 years. We are happy to offer a 10-year guarantee on all of our UPVC spray painting services.
Spray painting uPVC can be a cost-effective way to update your windows, doors, and furniture.
Spray painting a UPVC window is a worthwhile investment. It can be as cheap as £150, which is significantly less than replacing a window that can cost 2-3x as much.
Spray painting a UPVC entrance door can be as inexpensive as £150. This is significantly less than buying a new door.