Advice on painting windows?

wi-sailorgirlOctober 21, 2010

I'm going to tackle our new Anderson casement windows in our remodel this weekend and I'm wondering if there are any tips I should keep in mind when painting them. I'd rather not screw it up.

I've only found tips for staining windows here.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
wi-sailorgirl

I should add that I'm only painting the interior. The exterior is vinyl clad.

Do I have to paint the frame that faces out (where the window covers when it's closed) and if so ... anyone have good suggestions on how to do a decent job on that without falling out the window?

    Bookmark   October 21, 2010 at 9:10AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
paintguy22

It is probably a bad idea to paint the reveals (the part that faces outside) because then the sash, when closed, may touch it and you don't want that. Ideally, you do not want one painted surface touching another painted surface ever. We always leave the reveals raw for this reason. You also don't want to paint any rubber or weatherstripping.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2010 at 4:46PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
wi-sailorgirl

Great tip ... thanks paintguy. Also makes the painting project a little bit easier!

    Bookmark   October 21, 2010 at 5:20PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Advice on what to expect with exterior house painting job
I plan on getting estimates from 3 painters to paint...
spunkybelle
Mixing Paints & Colors
I know I shouldnt do it but I always do - mix paint...
kashka_kat
Living room and game room paint colors!! Help please!!
Hello everyone, I just bought my house and I need help...
fabbyar79
Spraying SW Primer and wb Paint with Airless - tip size?
I've read hundreds of posts and found 3 that address...
cebury
First Time Homeowner - Interior Paint Decision ProMar/SuperPaint/Aura?
Here we go... I just purchased a 1950s midcentury modern...
jstem20
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™