Painting a uPVC Door: Tips for the Perfect Finish

painting a uPVC door - dark blue uPVC door with white framing on light brick house
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Painting a uPVC door can greatly help revitalise your home's entrances. Do you have uPVC doors that show serious signs of discoloration? Perhaps you're moving house soon and want to give them a fresh new look to impress buyers, or simply fed up with the current colour and want to spruce things up with a brand new shade.

While painting a front door can lend kerb appeal, a poor finish can ruin that all-important first impression of your house. As such, it's vital that you understand how to achieve a good finish for the job, particularly when painting materials such as uPVC.

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.