How to choose the right surface finish

Choose the right product

Your location and site conditions determine the performance requirements of your surface finish. Assess your project’s needs, particularly if you’re in a coastal area.

Find the right colour

We offer a comprehensive range of 40 popular colours so there’s something to suit your home. You can also ask your manufacturer about colour options not in the popular range.

Chat to your local manufacturer

Consult with your local First manufacturer for further advice and to request a colour swatch. A word to the wise: when you are making your final colour selection, assess an aluminium colour swatch in natural light.

Advice for colour selection

Use natural light

Assess an aluminium colour swatch in natural light before making your final choice.

Stand back 2m to inspect

When judging colour consistency and integrity of the finished product, the accepted industry standard is inspection from a distance of two metres.

Consider environmental factors

Consider the environmental and site conditions of your property and ensure that the powdercoat product you choose is fit for purpose.

Find the best colour options for your needs

First Inspiration Kit

Order your free First Inspiration Kit, full of our bespoke product brochures, up to 3 aluminium colour samples of your choice and a step-by-step guide beautifully packaged in our First Windows & Doors box for a seamless decision making process from the comfort of your own home, and in your own time.

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