How To Repair And Paint Wooden Windows

The wooden windows painted are very common in older homes, and there are still many houses that continue to have this type of window. Their problem is that they deteriorate easily over time, chipping and losing paint.

“Replacement windows are very expensive in Chicago, which is why you should employ the services of a professional window contractor. To guarantee that you get the proper replacement windows for your property, pay attention to the details.”

Repairing and painting wooden windows is the best and most economical way to show off quality wooden windows.

How to repair and paint windows step by step

To repair and paint windows, you will need:

  • Wood putty
  • Wood varnish or paint
  • Stripper
  • Sander
  • Taco grip tape
  • Spatula
  • Sandpaper
  • Paintbrush / roller / gun

Now that you have everything you need to repair and paint your window, it’s time to get down to work; here we go!

Step 1: Disassemble the window

Pull the window out of the frame, remove the latch or lock, and place it horizontally in the way that is easiest for you to work with.

Step 2: Remove the old paint

This very important step and many people usually skip it since, although the window does not show damage, the old paint is better removed before painting again.

The best for this process is to use an electric stripper. This tool emits very hot air to loosen the old paint from the wood. Once detached, we will only have to use the spatula to remove the paint completely.

Another option would be to use a paint stripper to remove the paint. If you choose this second option, remember to open the windows to avoid poisoning.

Step 3: repair blemishes

There can be three types of irregularities in your windows:

  • Make the window smooth: Use the sander on the surface to remove small flaws and traces of varnish or paint that you have not been able to remove with the spatula and stripper.
  • That the window is carved: In this case, we should use taco sandpaper to access all areas.
  • That the window has scratches or bumps: The best thing, in this case, is that you fill the affected areas with wood putty, applying it, and spreading it with a spatula.

Step 4: paint and varnish

Once the window is restored, you only have to paint it. The first thing you should do is clean it completely to not have dust or sawdust.

Grab a spray gun or a roller and apply a sealer primer to seal the pores and make the paint adhere as best as possible to the window.

Using the paint gun, brush, or roller, apply the paint evenly. When you’re done, let it dry and apply another coat of paint until there are no streaks.

When the wooden window has dried, replace the lock or handle and put the window back in place. You will have your wooden window ready! 

Fixing and painting windows is a task that enhances the beauty and functionality of your homes outer appearance. Start by checking the windows for any damages, like decay or chipped paint. Utilize a wood filler to mend any crevices or gaps ensuring a surface for painting. Thoroughly sand the windows to eliminate paint and establish a suitable base for adherence. Use a top notch primer to seal the wood and prevent moisture penetration. Lastly select an paint, in your preferred hue and apply two coats for a perfect finish. By giving care and attention your wooden windows will recapture their allure. Endure the elements for many years.

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