If you’ve had your Crimsafe security screen products installed for a while now, you may be wondering whether you can paint them to give your entire home a bit of a facelift. While the answer technically is yes, there are some points to be aware of before you proceed with painting and a few things to try before painting them.
Depending on where you live, and how close to the salt air you are, you may notice that your Crimsafe screens trap the salt air and airborne particles, leaving reddish-brown marks or white patches on your screen. This is no reason to paint your screens – they simply need a good wash regularly to keep them looking great, and to remove these particles. These screens are easily cleaned with a wash and wax product and clean water, so giving them a regular clean should be part of your home cleaning schedule.
It is also not recommended to paint your screens during the warranty period just in case the paint you use, or removing the screens to paint them impacts on your warranty. Your Crimsafe products come with a 10 year warranty, so as long as you keep up regular cleaning and maintenance on your security system, you shouldn’t need to paint them during this time.
But What If I Want to Change My Colour Scheme?
It’s not unusual for homeowners to want to change the colour scheme of their home, particularly if they are preparing for sale, or if it has been a while since the home has had a renovation. If this is you and you do want to paint your screens, we really recommend that you have this done by a professional painter that sprays aluminium surfaces. This is because the screens have grooves which don’t look great if they have been hand painted. It is also important that the right paint is used so that it doesn’t peel off in years to come, loosing the great look you were going for.
Thinking of painting your Crimsafe screens? Talk to the experts first before you pick up the brush.