Painting Vinyl Windows and Doors
Color on uPVC vinyl window and doors has been the desire of architects, builders and homeowners since its introduction into the building industry.
MGM now has 19 colors from which to choose. Our most popular color is Bronze, but we have a Vintage Red and a Marlin Blue as well
a Custard...or maybe you want Ivory...Just to name a few. Click on the Uncle Omers's card to see a bigger view of our color pallet. We have created
"Uncle Omer's" brand of paint that is specifically designed to adhere to uPVC. You can buy paint at the local "Big Box store", but you will have
to limit yourself to lighter colors, otherwise your are going to have problems with heat gain. Our paint specifically solves that problem with the
use of inorganic reflective pigments. With these pigments you can paint your windows black and have the same heat gain as white--within one or two
degrees Fahrenheit. (I know it sounds like horse hockey,but it is
Until recently vinyl windows have were only available in White and Tan.
The reason is that uPVC (Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride) has a distortion temperature of 140oF.
(If the temperature of the PVC rises above 140oF, it will warp and deform) Consequently, dark colors such as bronze have not been an option for vinyl
windows because dark colors absorb too much of the radiant energy of the sun, causing warpage.
The advent of Reflective pigment technology (RPT) has changed all that. With RPT the whole color pallet has opened up to the vinyl window world. This technology reflects the infra-red spectrum of the Sun, which keeps the vinyl from reaching it's distortion temperature. (For more information on the paintablility of PVC see our blog article)
Here's a little resource list for technical data and AAMA test standards.
•All of our paint will pass
• heat gain test data on MGM heat reflective pigments.
•We used ASTM D-4803-97 Solar heat gain test method to develop our test data.
• 10 Year Warranty
• Cleaning your painted vinyl windows
• How to paint vinyl windows on the job or in the factory
•Independent Dallas Laboratory report heat gain test data on MGM heat reflective pigments.
A customized vacuum coater dials in the correct coverage which ensures a paint layer that will not sag and is of sufficient thickness as to optimize the adhesion of the paint to the substrate. (If the paint is not thick enough when it is applied, it will not stick.) Finally each painted uPVC vinyl product is inspected and given a 10 year warranty against industry accepted peeling and fading of paint.
From time to time we will issue technical bulletins about our paint. Go to this directory on our website to see various technical do's and don'ts. Technical Service Bulletin Directory
MGM Industries realized the possibilities of what an industrial grade painted vinyl window product could mean to builders and architects. MGM has developed a totally unique and effective method for painting the high quality vinyl windows they manufacture.
We are so confident in our painted vinyl windows and doors that we provide a 10 year warranty against industry accepted fading and peeling of paint.
MGM Standard colors
We now have custom color matching available in-house...
Never settle for a color that is close to what you want. The MGM computerized matching system provides quick and accurate color match for any item you send to MGM for color matching. Just bring in the item you wish to match - color swatch, even a competitor's paint swatch. We are developing a catalog of matches against the major clad companies. So if you want our windows to match a competitors windows, we may have the match already. And if we do not have a match, all we need is a color swatch and we can match it. You've got aluminum-clad windows that you want to match--no problem!
Call your sales rep and ask about custom colors.
All of our products will ultimately be offered in exterior colors and we will offer new colors as the market dictates. Lead on custom colors vary, depending if we have to send the color for matching. Please expect at least three weeks additional lead time for custom colors.