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How to paint double-glazed, Velux type windows? What should my windows look like when finished?

How to paint double-glazed, Velux type windows?

When painting wooden, double-glazed windows, there are a few steps that need to be taken to ensure a top class job.

The windows need to be sanded with emery paper and the wood cleaned with white spirits.

Then one paints an undercoat primer, this can be oil or water based, depending on your requirements.

Next another light rub and clean, then a full undercoat. You will probably need three coats before the finish coat. In the image above, the windows were finished in eggshell.

What should my windows look like when finished?

The real purpose of this blog is to demonstrate what your windows should look like. So be careful whom you get to paint them!

With most double-glazed windows one will have a rubber seal next to the glass, this should not be painted as it will not hold the paint for very long, and after some time the paint will flake off. There should be no paint on the hinges of fittings whatsoever, as seen in the photos.

Now you can enjoy the light that is brought in with freshly painted, wooden windows!

Do you need the windows in your house expertly painted and restored?

Call Paul at Impressions Painting and Decorating on 0872704879 or fill in the contact form and we’ll get back to you.

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