Painter wants to take windows off to paint them
Hello, I have a two story craftsman house, which has been remodeled from the ground up, including new casement windows and new siding, and I want to paint the exterior before the Southern California rainy season sets in.
The windows are custom casement windows, pre-primed wood on both sides. The brand is Jeldwen Aurolast.
One of the paint contractors bidding on the job has told me that the ONLY way to paint these windows properly is to take the casements (the opening part of the window) off, remove the weather stripping, take off the hinges and all hardware, then spray-paint them.
This sounds like a lot of work, and he is the only person that said that the casements HAVE to come off before painting them.
So, what is the story? Is he right?
Thanks in advance for any input. ;-)