Finally, a way to paint and update the look of your windows on-site
The idea to formulate our own paint chemistry came from a homeowner who asked us to paint her vinyl windows year ago. Working with off-the-shelf latex paint, we knew the finish would look noticeably repainted and would eventually peel. Now, thanks to our specially-formulated paint for aluminum and vinyl windows with built-in adhesion promoter, there’s an affordable way to paint and transform your windows on-site for a flawless factory-finish that won’t peel.
Cutting-edge pigments make painting windows in dark, trendy colors a breeze
Dark colors are a major exterior trend, but they also absorb heat. Our paint for windows is formulated with top-of-the-line, industrial-strength pigments so you can choose colors as dark as black to really add style to your home. Since pigments need to be protected by a resin, we balance the resin-to-pigment ratio for every single one of our unique paint colours to ensure long term fade and color protection.Learn more
An optimized two-step process for painting windows
We’ve developed a two-step process for painting windows for optimal adhesion and long term durability.
Remove Gloss: we gently scuff the surface to remove the original gloss and expose the pores of the substrate.
Expose pores: we use our proprietary cleansing solution to not only eliminate dirt, grease and contaminants from the surface but to open up the pores of the substrate to accept our coating.
“They did a great job, the windows look new! The rep was very friendly, professional and accommodating. I wouldn't hesitate to call them back for other projects.”Rose
Frequently asked questions about how it works.
What types of exterior surfaces do you paint?
We paint: – aluminum & vinyl siding – stucco & aggregate – metal front & garage doors – aluminum & vinyl windows – soffits, fascias & gutters
…and we can even stain brick!
Do you offer a wide variety of colours?
We have a wide variety of colours for you to choose from, each specifically formulated for exterior use and with optimal fade resistance. We use a combination of the most popular standard siding, door and window colours to provide maximum durability against premature fading and discolouration, as well as to apply the finishing touch of matching-coloured caulking.
Although we can match any exterior paint colour you have in mind, we can’t guarantee the same optimal fade resistance or a matching caulking colour. Finally, we work with an experienced designer every year to help us come up with the latest colour trends and ultra-stylish exterior colour palettes… an added perk that our customers really appreciate!
Why can’t you paint a surface that has already been repainted?
We offer homeowners a permanent factory finish that serves as an alternative to replacement. If we can’t fulfill this promise to you, then we simply don’t take on the project. In the case of brick, if pores are already saturated with a coating, it’s virtually impossible for the brick to absorb our stain. Like stripping wood, the time needed to strip aluminum and vinyl siding of paint is indeterminate. It can actually take DAYS to completely remove several coats of paint. If a project takes days, then it’s no longer cost-effective.
“Just paint over it” you say? Well, if we paint over an existing coat of paint, the aggressive additives that we add to all of our paints and coatings for maximum adhesion might actually chip away at the less-resistant latex paint. If the original paint film chips and flakes, then the outermost coat of paint will chip and flake with it.
Why don’t you paint wood?
Wood is an organic, living material. Like all living things, organic surfaces must breathe, and this just isn’t possible if we apply a coating to it. The natural tendency for the wood to breathe would eventually cause the paint to chip and peel. Not to mention, there’s actually no added benefit of spraying wood, since its porous nature doesn’t allow for a smooth, factory finish.
Finally, when we give you a quote for your project during your consultation, we give you an exact, fixed cost that won’t change so you can determine whether a Spray-Net revamp makes sense in terms of your budget. You never know how long it will take to strip wood, so we wouldn’t be able to give you a fixed and exact quote ahead of time.
Why can’t you repair a rusted surface by applying putty and then sanding it?
When you see rust on your front door, it’s too late to save it. When you can actually see the rust, it means that the metal has already corroded behind the paint film. At this point, even after removing the rust, there’s no way to guarantee that it won’t come back. This can jeopardize the lifespan of a paint job and for this reason, we avoid all rusted surfaces.
Why don’t you paint sliding windows?
Sliding windows, unlike the manual variety that crank open, will slide back and forth in a track. Due to the friction of the sliding window within its track, this puts immense strain on the coating, and we can’t guarantee that it could withstand the abuse. Since we warranty our work for 15 years against peeling, we cannot offer a permanent solution for sliding windows. Unfortunately for this reason, we don’t provide estimates for sliding windows, as this is not a surface we can deliver the Spray-Net promise on.
How many coats of paint do you apply?
Unlike the traditional brush and roller method, spray-applied painting is measured according to paint thickness rather than the number of coats. Depending on the specific exterior coating that we’re using, as well as weather conditions, paint thickness can vary between 1.5 and 15 mils. A thicker paint film doesn’t automatically mean it will be more durable.
You can be sure that our expert exterior painting crews are equipped with the products and have the experience to produce a permanent factory finish… every time.
What’s the finish of your exterior paint?
For aluminum and vinyl exterior siding, we strike the perfect balance between a matte and shiny finish to minimize the appearance of surface imperfections and to create a like-new, washable finish. For doors and windows, we follow the same gloss standards as the door and window industry: 35%, or what people typically refer to as a “satin” or “semi-gloss” finish.
What kind of products do you use?
We are an eco-friendly painting company that uses our own exclusive line of low VOC, water-based, industrial-strength exterior paints and coatings. All of our products fall under all government VOC limits. Each exterior paint and coating is uniquely tailored for a specific exterior surface and for a specific method of application, and they all contain a unique combination of additives and superior inorganic pigments that reflect the sun’s harsh UV rays.
Since factory paint is cooked, is your paint as scratch resistant?
When we paint doors and windows for manufacturers, we use UV rays to artificially accelerate the curing process. This specific technique is necessary since the demands of the commercial market require quick packaging and delivery of products. To bring the same one-day, permanent factory results to the residential sector, we’ve formulated our exclusive paints and coatings so that they become dry to the touch within 15-30 minutes of application depending on the weather. In a short time, the paint film achieves an excellent level of protection. With the help of the sun’s natural UV rays, the paint fully cures and achieves maximum hardness and durability in the days that follow. The sun’s natural UV rays are just as effective as a forced factory cure. When needed in unideal weather conditions, however, we can produce a forced bake for front doors in our mobile spray booth, since this high-traffic surface requires a quick, full cure.
What’s the difference between spray-applied paint and electrostatic paint?
Most people confuse the difference between spray-applied paint and electrostatic paint. Electrostatic paint is oil-based and is commonly used in the industrial sector to paint difficult to paint shapes, like cylinders. Using an electrical charge, paint is propelled toward the surface to create a perfect, even finish. This isn’t necessary in the residential sector because we use non-toxic, water-based products. The water content of our products, as well as the painting of mostly non-metal surfaces, wouldn’t allow for a sufficient electrical charge. The big appeal of electrostatic painting is the low-fume property of the technique. All of our paints and coatings are specifically designed for spray application, and combined with our spray equipment, result in a high transfer efficiency and minimal amount of overspray. When it comes to painting the exterior of a home, we’ve created the best products and have mastered the techniques to create a like-new, factory finish.
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