How to paint exterior windows
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Giving your exterior window frames a lick of paint can really smarten up the appearance of your home. Follow our step-by-step guide to get great results.
Mask around the window to ensure the glass is protected while you paint.
Ensure the surface is clean and dry. Fill any cracks or holes in the frame with wood filler.
Lightly sand the surface to improve the paint’s adhesion.
Apply a coat of primer or undercoat to the entire frame and sill, allow it to dry fully.
Apply each coat of paint with a bristle brush, allowing each coat to dry thoroughly before painting the next.
If you use more than one tin of the same colour paint, check that the batch numbers are the same and stir each tin thoroughly before use.
When you paint your final coat, make sure your brush strokes only go in one direction and you’ll get a neater finish.
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