When it comes to painting replacement windows and doors, proper preparation is essential. Before starting, it is important to clean the glass with glass cleaner and paper towels. Additionally, masking the hardware and the perimeter of the glass panels is also necessary. Depending on the material of the door, a protective finish should be applied.
Wooden doors can be gel-tinted or painted, while fiberglass and steel doors should be painted but not tinted. Vinyl windows should not be painted as it will void the warranty. To ensure a successful painting project, it is important to use the right tools. Narrow brushes are ideal for painting on windows as most of the areas are not very wide. Additionally, stainless steel paint protectors should be used to avoid splashes and stains.
Masking liquid can also be used to make it easier to paint windows and split doors. When painting indoors or outdoors, it is important to choose the right paint. Paints with a durable finish that repels dirt better than flat paint are recommended. Additionally, wait for a dry day without too much sunlight if you are going to paint with the door in place or prepare a dry, well-ventilated space if you are going to remove the door. By following these tips and using the right tools and materials, you can ensure that your painting project will be successful. With a little help from professionals and high-quality products, you can have a beautiful window frame in no time.