Painting window trims is a difficult task. With just a single mistake, you can simply make the whole job a complete mess by painting the window shut. The key to a long-lasting paint job is to prepare the window trims so it’s clean and gloss free. A quick paint coat on the existing window trim may look good – but it won’t last longer. By keeping in mind the following tips when painting your window trims, you can avoid all risks regarding the same.
You will obviously want to keep the windows open once the window trim has been painted. Hence, you need to start the paint job as early as possible. This will enable you to keep the windows open as long as you want before the nightfall.
Before you even start painting your window trim, you need to take some precautions to protect the glass so that it prevents any damage or any paint marks. One of the best ways to protect window glasses is to use masking tape along the edge of the window pane. In case if the masking tape is not available, you can take some water soaked strips newspaper and carefully press it against the glass. However, this is considered a temporary process since the newspaper is unlikely to remain in place for more than one brushstroke. You can also cover the window ledge with few newspapers in order to protect it from the drops of paint.
In order to get proper result in the window trim paint job, you need to use correct paint brushes as well. For example, an angled sash paintbrush will be the best way to reach into the corners of your window trim and prevent you from missing any spots. It is also important to make sure that the type of paint you are using is suitable for the material that the window trim is formulated out of.
You need to prepare the surface very well before applying new coat of paint on the window trim. If the window trim has been previously painted or has an uneven surface, you may need to remove the existing paint from the trim before starting the paint job. The wooden surface needs to be properly prepared before it receives new coat of paint. You can even use fine sandpaper to sand the window trim that needs to be painted.
For a professional window trim paint job contact the experienced Painter Services in Andover MA.