How to paint windows and trims


Perfectly painted windows and trims can absolutely transform a room into something wonderful. They may seem like a simple and straightforward project, but the simplest projects are often the most deceptive. Not to worry. Our handy guide is here to help.


Step One: Window Preparation

  • Preparation is a must. Firstly, wash the window with sugar soap using a clean cloth or sponge.Scrape off any loose paint and fill any gaps.Then, completely sand the window and remove any sanding residue. Don’t use any pressure. Let the paper do the work.
  • Mask the surrounding areas to avoid paint splatter and accidents.Push the sash up until it’s three inches from the top and spot prime any troubled or repaired areas.Always prime bare timber with British Paints Prep 4in1.

Step Two: Paint Preparation

  • Stir your paint with a flat stirrer. If you don’t have a paint stirrer, use an old ruler.
    Remove excess paint by tapping the brush on the side of the can.

Step Three: Application

  • It’s best to paint the inside sash first, starting in one corner and working your way around. Don’t worry about getting paint on the glass. When dry, it’s easy to scrape off.
  • Paint quickly using long strokes. Don’t dab your paint.Move on to the section next to the window called the runner. Start in the same corner as before, working your way around. To protect your home from the weather, fill the gap between the glass and the beading with paint.
  • Finish the window by paining the frame and finally the sill.With your masking tape as a guide, start at the top of the window and use long strokes along the frame’s edge.Allow a minimum two hours between coats and leave the window open for 24 hours before closing to avoid the window sticking.

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