Painting a conservatory: How to get a factory like finish

Painted grey conservatory surrounded by greenery
Painting a conservatory is a great option, when you know how (Image credit: Getty Images)

Painting a conservatory is a quick and cost effective way to help return conservatories back to their best. You get to choose a new colour, a new look and save yourself some serious money compared with having to purchase a new one. Plus, if you do it yourself you could save yourself even more.

If you want a factory like finish you'll need to make sure you use the right tools including a spray gun. A brush and roller are cheaper and will give you a good finish, but it won’t compare with the results you'll get if you spray paint it. The good news is with money you save on doing it yourself you can invest it in a spray gun.

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Type (small)Cost Type (large)Cost
Single window£150Conservatory£900+
Door£250Three bed house£1200+
Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.