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What You Need to Know About Painting Vinyl Windows

One simple way to spruce up your home is to change its exterior palette. But before getting started on this project, you’ll need to decide whether it will be a good idea to paint your vinyl windows, as well. Their color, after all, may not work with the exterior color scheme you have in mind. So, will it be possible to have your vinyl windows painted? Renewal by Andersen of Montana, the leading window expert in the area, offers a quick answer:

 Painting Vinyl Windows

Yes, It’s Technically Possible

Sure, you can have your vinyl windows painted, but you’ll be facing a few issues with the task. The fact is that vinyl windows come with a color finish that’s baked onto the material itself. This allows for a sleek and glossy surface that makes the window resistant to minor cosmetic damage. Unfortunately, this same shiny surface also makes it difficult for paint to adhere properly. You’ll need to rough the windows a bit by thoroughly sanding them down in order to create a surface that paint can stick to. Otherwise, the paint will start flaking and peeling off.

Have you ever noticed that vinyl windows usually come in light and neutral colors? That’s because vinyl warps easily when exposed to extreme heat, which can be somewhat mitigated by a lighter, more reflective finish. But if you ever decide to paint your vinyl windows with a darker color (so they can better match with your new exterior paint), you’ll be increasing the likelihood of window warping. There’s also the matter of window warranties – by painting your vinyl windows, you’re most likely voiding their coverage.

Try Window Replacement Instead

Painting vinyl windows is more trouble than it’s worth. You’re better off getting higher quality windows from Renewal by Andersen of Montana, and here’s why:

  • Renewal by Andersen® windows are made of Fibrex®, a revolutionary composite material that’s incredibly durable and impervious to warping. 
  • Our windows are available in a wide selection of classic colors that allow them to match beautifully with any exterior palette.
  • These windows are effortless to clean and maintain. Plus, they come with extensive warranties that add an extra layer of protection to your investment.

The Premier Window Company in Yellowstone County

Renewal by Andersen of Montana offers high-quality Fibrex windows that are several steps above their vinyl counterparts. Get in touch with us by calling (406) 259-3944 or filling out this contact form. Look no further for high-quality window replacement services in Billings, MT, and beyond. We look forward to hearing from you!


"I highly recommend Renewal by Andersen. We were treated well and everything went smoothly from start to finish. The company kept in contact with me before, during, and after the installation and let me know what to expect. I'm in love with my new windows! I will be using this company again when we refinish our basement. "

July, 21

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