Best Paint for uPVC Windows & Doors

Many doors and windows on houses are made from uPVC. The old school white colour has recently been replaced with other colours like grey, green and other shades. We look at the best paint for uPVC windows & doors for changing the appearance of your exterior.

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The Best uPVC Paint

The best product of the uPVC paints we have applied was the Zinnser AllCoat Exterior.

Zinnser make a range of quality products that are suitable for painting uPVC and this particular paint is excellent at covering as a decorative and protective coating.

As with all paints reviewed on the site please follow manufacturers instructions when applying the coating.

Comparison of uPVC Paints

uPVC PaintCoverage Rate Per LitreDrying Time for Re-coat
Zinsser Allcoat Exteriorupto 12m21 hour
Rust-Oleum Combicolor Multi-Surface9-10m2 depending on colour8 hours at 30 celsius
16 hours at 10 celsius
Zinsser Bullseye 12310m21 hour
Bedec Multi Surface12-14m24 hours
Dulux Weathershield Multipurpose10m21 hour

1. Zinsser Allcoat Exterior

Zinnser make a range of products that other paint manufacturers don’t.

A lot of their products are extremely hardwearing and capable of being applied over multiple surfaces.

The Zinsser Allcoat Exterior is no exception. This is a quality coating.

Main features of Zinsser AllCoat Exterior are:

  • Available in Matt, Satin and Gloss Finishes
  • Available in a range of colours
  • Retains colour over time, good protection from UV
  • Self-priming paint
  • Good for uPVC and other surfaces
  • Provides a flexible film that moves with the underlying substrate

The paint is coatable in an hour.

It drys very fast so ensure that you are not needed elsewhere when applying coats of this. The coating provides brilliant protection against weather conditions in the UK.

This is a two coat system. The first coat provides the priming bond and seal, whereas the final topcoat provides the protection.

It is also suitable for areas of exterior wood, masonry, concrete, cladding and anything else you wish to put in its way.

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2. Rust-Oleum Combicolor Multi-Surface

The Combicolor by Rust-Oleum is available in a range of colours.

It is suitable for painting over multiple materials which is ideal if you want to paint different areas of your exterior but they are made from different substrates.

Main features of Rust-Oleum Combicolor Multi Surface Paint:

  • Paint can be applied direct to surfaces
  • Ideal for uPVC as well as Metal, wood, tiles Metal Masonry & More
  • Can be used internally and externally in the home
  • Fast drying paint
  • Self priming paint

This paint is solvent based and the paint can be applied with brush or roller.

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3. Zinsser Bullseye 123

If the condition of the uPVC is particularly bad or has been painted previously in a poor condition then you may wish to use this effective product by Zinnser.

The product primes, seals and blocks existing stains.

An ideal priming product for hard to coat areas like uPVC and glass.

Main features of Bullseye 123:

  • Can be used on uPVC and other materials
  • Seals stubborn stains
  • Good weather proofing protection
  • Drys to a smooth film

This priming coat is ideal for areas in poorer condition. It can then be painted over using a suitable topcoat

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4. Bedec Multi-Surface Paint

The paint offered by MSP for UPVC is a proven paint for offering a flexible coating that performs well in-home or garden environments.

The main features of Bedec Multi-Surface Paint are:

  • Paint is water-based and produces little odour
  • It is suitable for inside and outside of the home
  • It can be applied to a variety of surfaces
  • Fast-drying paint
  • The paint is self-priming and requires two coats

The paint is suitable for use on a large range of surfaces and has excellent non yellowing properties.

A good choice for areas of uPVC on your property.

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5. Dulux Weathershield Multipurpose Paint

The multipurpose coating by Dulux is an excellent choice for those looking to improve the appearance of uPVC windows and doors.

The paint is fast drying and a minimum of a two coat system.

Main Features of Dulux Weathershield Multipurpose:

  • 6-year weather protection guarantee
  • Design for uPVC, exterior wood and metal
  • Provides a flexible paint film for expansion and contraction
  • Water-based, low odour product
  • Mould resistant paint

Ideal for changing colour or just updating an old white area of uPVC that has weathered.

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Conclusion

Adding colour to the exterior of your home is now easier than ever with a range of products suitable for re-coating uPVC windows and doors, soffits, fascias and trim.

Grey is massively in flavour at the moment but greens such as olives and heritage choices seem to be on the rise. Black is also an elegant choice to use

If you fancy putting some of your own personality on your property use a quality product that is designed to last in harsh exterior conditions.

We have looked at a range of products with different pricing points. Our advise would be to follow the manufacturers instructions closely and invest in a coating that will last.


Related Reading

How to Paint uPVC Windows & Doors

Zinsser AllCoat Exterior

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