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Painting existing windows

Posted by sunbum (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 24, 11 at 13:29

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?


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RE: Painting existing windows

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.

RE: Painting existing windows

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.

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