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?


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Windows on Washington Ltd

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
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Need to keep sun out of old Anderson bay window
This may well be the wrong place and I apologize. ...
Pros please help differentiate between two window manufacturers...
Hello, we are the midst of a new construction build...
Okna vs. Simonton for bow window
Hi, I'm hoping someone can provide some insights with...
Lockheed, Certainteed Bryn Mawr III, or Alliance
Wondering which is the better new construction vinyl...
Plantation Shutters Pros/Cons, need advice
Hi, I'm new to this website and owning a home so forgive...
Sponsored Products
Prandina | Notte S5 Pendant
$980.00 | YLighting
Eucalyptus Backless Bench - Natural
Signature Hardware
Belleza Canvas Print
Grandin Road
Blindsgalore Vinyl Plantation Shutters: 3 1/2-inch Louvers
Sherwood Pitkin Beige Rug (7'10 x 10'10)
Painting Linen Shade Candlestick Metal Table Lamp
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™