Wooden windows are beautiful and add charm to any property. Their only downside is that they suffer from the natural elements and require periodic repainting in order to protect the wood from decaying. If the time has come for you to repaint your windows but have never handled such a task, keep reading because we will turn your attention towards a step-by-step tutorial.
Stock up on painting supplies
Step 1: Purchase the necessary materials
Head to your local home depot and buy the supplies that you will need for your project. Purchase materials such as:
- Sandpaper (if your budget is high you can also get a sandpapering machine)
- Paint basin
- Masking tape
Do not hesitate to buy in large quantities because you do not want your material to end midway into the project.
Step 2: Take down the windows
Choose a room, open its windows and starting pushing each window upwards to take it off its hinges. Removing the windows will permit you to access easily all the tight areas of the frame. If you have double-layered windows, do not remove both sets of windows at the same time. Remove one set, repaint it and then remove the other. This way, you will be able to close the windows if its starts raining.
Step 3: Prepare the trims
Check the window frames for imperfections and correct them by sanding the problematic areas. This is unequivocally the most laborious and time-consuming stage of the project, so arm yourself with patience. Bear in mind that you do not have to get everything done in one single day. So work in a steady pace and play some music to make the task from enjoyable.
Protect the glass from the paint
Step 4: Prepare the windows
Grab a window and remove all the accumulated dust with a clean cloth. Then get the masking tape and apply it on the edge where the glass and wood meet. This will protect the glass from paint stains. It dependence of your window style, this step can also be quite daunting but it done correctly it will spare you a lot of troubles in the future as cleaning paint spots from glass is not as easy as you may think.
Step 5: Repaint the frame
Now that the trim’s surfaces are smoothened, grab the paint basin and fill it with paint. Use a roller to apply the new colour on the larger surfaces and a brush to tackle tight angles and narrower areas. Generally, a single layer of paint should be enough but in some cases, a second one is needed.
Step 6: Repaint the windows and put them in place
Repaint a window and leave it to dry. Then put the window back on its hinges. Repeat until all windows have been repainted.
Step 7: Use professional waste clearance services
Once you are done, there will be a certain amount of garbage, which you will be too tired to collect and throw away. It would be best if you delegate the task to Rubbish Removals London as they are known to provide affordable house clearance services in London.
As you can see, repainting wooden windows is not as complicated as it sounds. It is just a job that needs good planning and a little bit of patience.