Painting Your Windows

Prep your windows for painting. Even the window panes should be washed and cleaned free of debris so that nothing will fall on the newly applied paint later on. If you have a lot of windows to clean or have ridiculously large windows that are difficult to clean, hire window cleaners from to get your windows prepped for painting. They’ll do all the dirty work for you so all you have to worry about is the painting job.

All dirt, dust, cobwebs, dead insects, and other debris that have collected in and around the window areas must be cleaned out. If there are some areas that have greasy palm or fingerprints on them, you can first wash the area with a damp rag with a little bit of dish soap to cut the grease and then finish cleaning with a soap-free rag.

Put painter’s tape on edges of the window panes and where the windows and the walls meet, blocking off areas large enough so that the paintbrush won’t be able to touch glass. Doing this will make cleanup way easier in the long run, and you won’t have to slow down your pace at the edges of the panes or at the edges where the windows and walls meet. Your overlapping mistakes will be taken care of by the painter’s tape.

The window area that needs to be painted must be completely dry before painting so that no moisture gets trapped between the window and the paint coating. Moisture can lead to mould and mildew under the paint (if it doesn’t contain anti-mould or anti-mildew properties) which can lead to peeling and having to redo the window paint job again in a few months. As soon as you finish painting, you must remove all the painter’s tape you put on. Doing so will prevent chips in paint and will enable you to clean areas where the paint has moved underneath the tape before the paint dries. You’ll have cleaner lines then.

If you have latches or any hardware on the windows, it’s best to remove them if they’re removable. That way your paint strokes will be straight and even and not interrupted by the hardware. If the hardware is permanently fixed to your widow and they’ll be in your way when painting, cover the fixtures with painter’s tape that will not damage the hardware.

Use a 2.5 cm paintbrush or any small hand-held paintbrush that corresponds to the size of the area you’re painting. Don’t use too big of a brush as it will be difficult to maneuver and control especially if the window areas you’re painting has a lot of grooves and corners. If the brush is too large, it can also be easier to get paint on the glass pane area or on the walls near the window.
If you’re able to open the windows, open them up to paint the hard-to-reach areas like the areas unseen when the windows are closed. Let the paint dry completely before closing the windows again. Don’t forget to put painter’s tape over the hinges so that you don’t put paint on them.

Applying the ideas above will help you to paint your windows efficiently and cleanly.

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