If your window frames are looking a little worn down, a paint refresher can be just the thing to give them a new look.
- The time taken will depend on how many windows you’re painting and their condition.
- The Taubmans Water Based Enamel paint requires 2 hours between coats. Allow more time for the paint to reach full durability.
Here's what you're going to need:
- Taubmans®Water Based Enamel in your chosen colour and sheen level
- Taubmans® 3 in 1 Prep Primer Sealer Undercoat
- Paint Pot
- Putty knife or spatula
- Paint stirrer
- Wide paintbrush
- Medium grit sandpaper
- Drop sheet
- Cleaning cloth
- Painter’s tape
- Dust mask
- Vacuum cleaner
- The first step is to decide on a colour scheme for your window frames. Feel free to browse our colour charts for inspiration. Remember to choose a sheen level that suits your home.
- Before you start painting, lay down a drop sheet for easy clean up and start by prepping your windows.
- Window frames tend to collect dust, cobwebs and mould, so be sure to give them a good clean and treat any mould prior to painting.
- Scrape and scrub off any old or flaky paint. Sand down the surface thoroughly and use the vacuum cleaner to get rid of any dust or flakes. Remember to wear a mask! Wipe down with a damp cloth to remove any remaining dust.
- Apply the tape to mask around the window frame and glass to avoid splatters on the walls or window glass.
- The last step in prepping your windows is to apply a good quality undercoat like Taubmans® 3 in 1. Paint your windows with one coat of primer and then let it dry for at least two hours.
- To begin painting, stir your paint thoroughly using a paint stirrer. Dip your brush half way into the paint and tap it against the side of the pot to remove any excess. Holding paint in a smaller vessel like paint pot to dip your brush into while you work can be a big help. Working quickly, paint next to the glass around the sills first using short horizontal brush strokes. Avoid dabbing. The goal is to get an even coat.
- Work around the window frame, moving outwards, until you finish at the edge against the wall.
- For best results, lightly brush over the wet area you’ve just painted with long strokes, then leave to dry. This will help achieve a smooth finish.