Updated: 08/05/2024

A fresh new look on a commercial building is the ideal way to attract customers or clients inside. Replacing aluminium window frames, doors, roller shutters, or joinery is expensive and time-consuming.

Spray painting aluminium is the ideal way of upgrading the look of your building and adding street appeal as well as value to your commercial premises.


Can you change the colour of Aluminium Windows & Doors?

Yes, this is a tricky surface to re-coat, but the colour of aluminium window frames and doors can be changed in situ with the correct preparation and choice of coating. Both interior and exterior can be spray painted.

What Colour can I choose for re-coating aluminium?

Most powder-coated aluminium items are installed in RAL or British Standard colours, but we have access to over 250,000 different colours with our paint suppliers. We can also send samples to a laboratory to match

Popular colours are Black, White and Grey.

Companies Requiring Aluminium Re-coating

At Vanda Coatings, we are happy to work with various customers who require aluminium surfaces sprayed as part of a refurbishment project.

Aluminium windows that have been sprayed on site

Companies Vanda Supply

  • Architects
  • Designers
  • Building project managers
  • Commercial property owners
  • Property management companies
  • Shopfitters
  • Subcontractors in the construction industry.

When should you Spray Paint Your Architectural Aluminium?

  • Looking at re-branding your business and need to change the colour
  • Update your existing aluminium, but want to save money on replacement
  • Surface Damage– aluminium has become stained, faded, pitted or oxidised
  • Colour Match to other areas. If you want the new aluminium on an extension to match the old joinery
  • Replacement isn’t an option because of possible damage to a listed building
  • Improve Look to sell the building or rent out the premises
  • Minimal disruption to business or tenants
  • Limit security risks inherent in removing windows or entrances from the site

What Types of Aluminium can be Painted?

Aluminium doors, individual window frames, curtain walling and/or roller shutters can be rejuvenated. The Aluminium can be bare, powder-coated, hand-painted, oxidised or anodised.

Exterior metalwork can be painted a different colour from the interior and we even re-spray office furniture.

Your aluminium will not only look as good as new, but it will also last longer because the spray paint will safeguard the metal from harsh environmental forces or general wear and tear. The coating used will be durable and protective which is the cost-effective alternative to replacement.

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What is the Process for Spray Painting Aluminium?

You Choose the Colour and we do the Rest

The priority is for you to select the colour, and our professional sprayers will do the rest to ensure an impeccable finish on your metalwork. You may want to re-brand your business in which case choosing the perfect colour to enhance the association with your products or services is paramount.

Even if it is simply to refresh your curtain walling, doors and/or roller shutters, wecano match any colour you choose in the ideal type of paint.

Preparing the Aluminium for Spraying

When it comes to refurbishing the exterior or interior of a building, shop front or other metalwork, it is vitally important to ensure it is properly cleaned and prepared because aluminium is non-porous, so paint will not automatically stick to the surface.

This is why preparing the metal is an essential part of the spray painting process. Without this precaution the paint will not adhere to the façade and would be liable to chip off or peel.

Masking Off

Shop front aluminium windows maskd
Aluminium Windows Masked

When coating aluminium all adjacent surfaces should be protected during preparation and spraying, this is why our mobile, professional spray painters must be perfectionists when it comes to masking off areas in order to protect them from overspray.

When coating aluminium all adjacent surfaces should be protected during preparation and spraying. This is why our mobile, professional spray painters must be perfectionists when it comes to masking off areas in order to protect them from overspray.

Cleaning Aluminium

Initially, the aluminium needs to be cleaned using a mild solvent solution to certify it is free from grease, dirt and dust because if it is dirty or greasy, paint adhesion isn’t as powerful.

Priming Aluminium

After cleaning, the substrate should be primed for a perfect bonding of the paint to the surface which will increase its longevity.

Usually, the metal is etch primed in order to key the surface for the paint to stick, but the way the substrate is prepared and the amount of work needed before coating depends on the condition of the aluminium.

Old powder coating may have become chalky and rub off and will need more preparation than newer powder-coated metal. Anodised aluminium (which means it has been given a protective oxide coating by electrolysis) needs the highest level of preparation and this usually means mechanical abrasion to key the surface for optimum adhesion.

Spray Painting Aluminium

When it comes to coating the aluminium, particular care must be taken with the spray painting itself, so it is crucial we only employ experienced sprayers in order to achieve a flawless finish. We spray a variety of colours, normally RAL or BS.

Our reliable employees are trained to work at height and we can arrange access if necessary, so tall office buildings and multi-level shopping centres are regularly worked on by our crews. We also employ expert electrostatic paint sprayers and we lead the UK market in this arena.

We recommend hard-wearing, durable coatings where possible and use fast-drying coatings if suitable. All our teams at Vanda Coatings work on-site at any hour of the day or night, and we regularly work weekends so that retailers, commercial units, and offices can continue working their normal hours of business with minimal disruption from us.


After the paint has dried sufficiently, our paint sprayers will remove the material used to mask off the adjacent areas. The newly coated aluminium will be dry in a few hours while business continues with a new lease of life.

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Anthony Jones
Anthony has over 24 years experience of spraying on construction and refurbishment sites. Starting in 2000 as a business development officer before progressing into estimating and contracts management.