Painting existing windows

sunbumMarch 24, 2011

We just moved into a home that has 10 year old Peachtree windows. They are metal (aluminum?) on the outside and painted (not really painted, rather a factory colored metal) a grayish brown. We're considering painting them another color to 'freshen' them up. Do these types of windows take paint very well? What kind of paint would be best to use to hold up to weather and sun?

Thanks.

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brickeyee

You need to try and find out what type of factory finish they have.

At the very least it is likely to require scuffing for anything new to stick well.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2011 at 4:29PM
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windowsonwashington

Most likely some sort or enamel or Kynar based resin finish.

You are going to need to remove all surface debris from the window and do some sort of scuffing of the existing surface prior to painting.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2011 at 1:30AM
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