There are millions of homes that have white vinyl windows and people feel as though they are stuck with the white color on these units. This can make updating the color schemes on your home very difficult, because you think you have to plan around keeping your white windows. These white windows can, in fact, be coated with proper high-tech coatings that do change their color and do stick to the vinyl. Of course there are vinyl window colors other than white, and they can be coated and changed also.
Product selection is the biggest factor when coating vinyl windows. There are a lot of paint-type products on the market. Many of these paint products will just sit on the surface and not bond to the vinyl. It is important to understand a product prior to using it. There are a lot of claims made by companies that they just can’t stand behind.
So what should you look for in a vinyl coating? The product must penetrate into the surface of the vinyl and bond to the PVC-U substrate. If the product is lying on top of the vinyl, it will not stay there no matter what claims are made. The product must be UV resistant and heat reflective. You do not want the sun to break down the coating as this will result in peeling, chipping and fading. If it is not heat reflective then it will fade and look old much before it’s time. Look for a product that has been in service for many years and has a proven track record.
For the best results, vinyl coatings must be sprayed on. This allows for proper bonding and a professional appearance. The spraying process is not difficult and can readily be accomplished by the do-it-yourselfer.
So remember, you are not stuck with those white vinyl windows. Just make sure you choose a product that is proven to last.