Painting uPVC Windows: How to Get the Best Results

painting upvc windows in this conservatory gave the space a new feel
(Image credit: Matt Clayton c/o XUL Architecture)

Painting uPVC windows (sometimes referred to as PVCu) is a great solution if you're fed up with the colour or the existing frames are looking old and tired. While uPVC has a long life and will last for years, over time it will start to show general wear and can discolour. 

Replacing windows is an expensive option whatever material they're made from, especially when they have a good few years left in them. To get a fresh new look - and your preferred choice of colour - the simple answer is to paint them.  

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.