Tips For Painting Vinyl Window Frames

If you have vinyl window frames, you likely want to make sure that they are in line with the decorations that you have in the rest of the room, or in line with the color scheme that you have going on with the outside of your home. You might decide to change the decorations or the color scheme, which means that you will need to change the color of your window frames. Here are some tips for painting your vinyl window frames so that the process is quick and easy.

1. Check With Your Manufacturer

The first thing that you need to do is check with the manufacturer of your windows to see if painting them will void the warranty. It might be voided if you paint them yourself, but not if you have a professional that they approve paint them. You don't want to void your warranty because that could end up costing you a lot of money in the long run. It is better to be sure.

2. Be Sure You Get a Good Primer

You need to be make sure that you purchase a primer that is specifically made for vinyl, or else there is a good chance that it is going to slide right off. This could cause all of the effort that you put into painting to be absolutely worthless. Do your research online, and make sure that you are finding a good primer.

3. Get Reflective Polyurethane Enamel

Next, you want to get reflective polyurethane enamel paint that will allow you to reduce the chances that your paint job will fade quickly, as well as to protect the vinyl from the UV rays of the sun. 

4. Get a Light-Colored Paint

Be sure that you are choosing a paint that has a Hunter L score of 60 or more. The reason for this is that the Hunter L score measures how light or dark a paint is. The dark paints are near the lower end of the score spectrum. White is the highest score, of 100. You want to get a light-colored paint because if you don't, then your windows will absorb the heat from the sun and make your house a lot hotter, which can drive your cooling bills up significantly.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in vinyl window frames. They will be able to recommend paint and painters.