Painting vinyl

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working girl
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Painting vinyl

#1 Post by working girl » Fri Aug 05, 2005 7:52 pm

I installed white vinyl windows and would like to paint them. Is this possible?

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#2 Post by E-Z » Fri Aug 12, 2005 12:52 am

Some people sell "paint for vinyl" online. And i do not doubt that it could be done but i know that 99.9% of the window manufacturers will void your warranty in a heartbeat. I have seen it done howevere and alot of companies have painted their windows but they do not warrant them for life like unpainted vinyl.

E-z :roll:

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agree with EZ

#3 Post by dantheman » Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:07 pm

There are some specialty companies that "re-finish" vinyl siding, usually to settle a warranty claim, but painting vinyl windows is not recommended.

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#4 Post by flygirl » Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:01 pm

Yikes - you'll likely void the warranty. Vinyl expands and contracts with the hot/cold weather - they don't put a lot of expanders in paint to get it to adhere to a moving surface.
Same reason you don't see dark colored vinyl fencing and why dark vinyl siding looks worn after just a few years.

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#5 Post by Ryan » Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:38 am

Definitely best left unpainted. The piant made for Vinyl messes up too.

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