How To Paint PVC Windows

“We recently bought a house and we don’t like the exterior dark brown pvc windows, is it  possible to paint them white?”

Hi Sarah! Yes it is possible to change the colour of your PVC windows. I would reccomend following these steps in order to achieve your desired result!

  1. Cover all ground areas with dust sheets and tape where they’re needed.
  2. Lightly sand the area with a fine grade sponge sander & dust down all window surfaces.
  3. Clean and de-grease the PVC windows with Fluxaf Cleaner.
  4. Apply two coats of Zinsser 1.2.3 Primer and leave windows to dry overnight.
  5. Apply two coats – we recommend either Dulux Exterior Satin or Dulux High Gloss in whatever colour you wish – and leave the windows dry overnight.
  6. Open the windows for a couple of hours each day for a few days so the paint on the PVC windows can thoroughly harden.






  1. Peter 11th July 2017 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    Hi guys, I was wondering if I can change the colour of my pvc windows? They are now dark black and I want to have them a creamy colour. Will it still work for me? Thanks

    • Orlaith @ Pat McDonnell Paints 12th July 2017 at 9:14 am - Reply

      Hi Peter! Yes you can change the colour of your windows using the steps mentioned above. Using the Zinsser Primer (it’s of high quality) allows you repaint your windows with any colour you desire. Let me know if you need help with anything else!

  2. Miriam 3rd September 2017 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    Hi would these steps also work on Upvc fascia and sofit. Ours was bottle green but has badly faded and I’d love to be able to paint it.
    Thanks in advance.

    • Orlaith @ Pat McDonnell Paints 5th September 2017 at 2:58 pm - Reply

      Hi Miriam, you can use the very same steps as outlined above! Let me know if you have any more questions. Happy painting! 🙂

  3. Amanda 24th September 2017 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    Hi, would the same products be suitable for the interior side of PVC window frames and a door as dislike the brown pvc. Would any interior paint work once apply the Zinsser? Thank you.

    • Orlaith @ Pat McDonnell Paints 26th September 2017 at 9:32 am - Reply

      Hi Amanda! Yes you’re right, you can use the same products for the inside of your PVC windows – if you prefer to use an interior paint you can however we would feel the exterior paint has better coverage. Hope this helps, let me know if you have any more questions!

  4. Edel Ritchie 18th November 2017 at 11:51 am - Reply

    Hi have brown windows and the doors would love to change them. Do u carry out the work by ant chance

    • pmpadmin 24th November 2017 at 9:22 am - Reply

      Hi Edel, we do not have painters as members of staff. We would recommend taking a few of the business cards that we have in our stores from painters and decorators who leave them there for our customers. Hope that helps 🙂

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