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Published on April 30, 2024 9:50 AM

Can you paint uPVC doors?

That’s a question I get asked all the time. The answer is yes you can. It’s an easy DIY task and a study of 1000 semi detached houses by Safestyle last year shows how it can increase your house value by up to 36% from the average values if you choose red paint for your front door!

According to another Dulux Weathershield survey, almost a third of Brits would pay 25% more for a home with a freshly painted front door and brickwork.

There are millions of old white uPVC front doors around the UK that are crying out for a fresh new look. So for an easy weekend task for less than £50 you could increase your hose value by as much as £148,000! It sounds too good to be true but that’s what the research shows!

Interestingly different front door colours are popular in different areas, for example, in Newcastle, houses with sage green doors proved to be the most lucrative, selling for 16 per cent more than the average in the region – £261,250 vs £218,839.

Of course it’s all about the all important kerb appeal. Take a look at these before and after photos from one of our customers. Obviously they have bought a new front door and they’ve installed our uPVC sash windows but you get the general idea.

You could always go the whole hog and buy a new front door. You can fit your own red composite front door for as little as £680. Click here to design and price your own.

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If you don’t want to buy a new front door take a look at this great video to see how easy it is to paint your existing uPVC front door:

Front Door Colour Meanings

Want some inspiration for a new front door colour? Here we have some of the most popular front door colour meanings!

The colour of a front door can hold various meanings and connotations, often influenced by cultural, historical, and personal factors. In the UK, as well as in many other cultures, door colours can subtly communicate messages about the homeowners or the character of the home. Here’s a brief overview of some common front door colours and their associated meanings:

1. Red: Traditionally, a red door signifies a welcoming and vibrant home. In early American tradition, it meant a safe place for travellers to stay. It’s often associated with warmth and hospitality.

2. Blue: A blue front door can indicate tranquility and calmness. Lighter blues are often seen as refreshing and friendly, while darker blues suggest authority and trustworthiness.

3. Green: Green, particularly in darker shades, is often associated with peace, harmony, and traditional values. It can also signify growth and health.

4. Black: A black door signifies sophistication and elegance. It’s considered timeless and is often associated with order and consistency.

5. White: White doors can represent cleanliness, simplicity, and purity. They can give a home a fresh and orderly appearance.

6. Yellow: Bright and cheerful, yellow front door meanings are associated with positivity, optimism, and a welcoming feeling. They can make a statement of confidence and creativity.

7. Wood/Natural: A door that retains its natural wood colour or stain often conveys a sense of organic warmth and authenticity. It’s frequently associated with stability and tradition.

8. Grey: Grey doors can portray balance and neutrality. They are modern and sophisticated, often chosen for their compatibility with various exterior colour schemes.

9. Purple: Less common, purple doors can symbolise individuality and non-conformity. Darker shades may represent luxury or nobility, while lighter shades are whimsical and fun.

10. Orange: An orange door is unique and can indicate that the homeowners are fun-loving and enjoy socialising. It’s a colour of warmth and ambition.

11. Pink: A pink door can suggest a playful, nurturing, and caring environment. It’s often chosen by someone who loves to stand out in a crowd.

12. Brown: A solid brown door, often in wood or wood-like colours, suggests reliability and stability. It can also convey warmth and refuge.

Remember, the interpretation of colours can be subjective and influenced by local culture, personal experiences, and societal trends. Homeowners may choose a door colour to make a personal statement or simply because they enjoy a particular hue, regardless of its traditional meaning.

We’d love to know if this has inspired you to increase your house value…let us know!

Colin Greenslade
Written by Colin Greenslade
I'm the founder of Colin's Sash Windows. I disrupted the sash windows market in the UK in 2014 by introducing fixed prices for uPVC sash windows in the UK. Before this they were generally only available at very high prices through window installers. Today our business is one of the market leaders in supply only windows, doors and roofs in the UK.

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