Can You Paint Vinyl Windows?

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Can You Paint Vinyl Windows?

The answer will change with every person you talk to, so it is important to have good information to make that decision.

If you have vinyl windows in your home and you are planning to paint your home, you may be wondering if you can paint the vinyl exterior of your windows or if you’re simply stuck with window frames that will clash with your home’s new exterior color.

Vinyl windows can be painted, but that does not mean they should be painted. Vinyl is commonly considered to be relatively maintenance-free. One thing that makes it so, is the fact that it does not need to be painted.

So, can I paint Vinyl Windows?

Home contractors may tell you painting vinyl window frames is a viable option, while window manufacturers will contradict them. The major drawback is that paint does not adhere well to vinyl.

Ultimately, the decision is up to you, but there are things to consider. One thing to consider is your window warranty. Altering the vinyl window frame may void your warranty. Without a valid warranty, you won't be able to get the manufacturer to fix your windows.

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While vinyl windows can be painted, you never want to apply a coat of paint directly to the vinyl itself. The surface is not ideal for paint, so it is likely that paint applied directly to vinyl window frames will flake and peel off relatively quickly. If you insist on painting your windows, you must first clean them and apply a coat of primer before painting.

Aside from the flaking and peeling risks already mentioned, you risk damaging your window frames. Primers contain a number of chemicals that can soften the vinyl and reduce its structural integrity.

The color of the paint may also pose risks to the window. Darker colors will retain more heat than white, beige, or almond colors, which can lead to the vinyl frames warping and glass breaking.

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The best advice you can follow when it comes to buying vinyl windows is to buy a color scheme that will work well with any color palette. White, beige, tan, and almond shade window frames will blend well with most paint colors, allowing you to change the look of your home while leaving your vinyl windows in their original condition.

At Fasada, Oakville’s Oldest Window store, we help you choose the right vinyl windows for your home. Schedule a FREE Consultation

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