Repainting wood trim around your windows is not a small task, but luckily it is something that can be accomplished on your own with some perseverance. Cracking paint is not only unsightly to look at but it could leave your windows prone to damage as the wood is exposed. Changing the paint colour of your window frames can completely transform your home, there is truly so much a nice coat of paint can do for your space, and that includes exterior paint.
Follow along for a few easy steps to properly paint your exterior window trims. Changing up your exterior paint will not only make your windows pop but it will also improve your home’s curb appeal.
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Here are a few colour combinations that truly compliment each other and will make your house beautiful and your windows pop.
White Window Trim + Red Door
White Window Trim + Pearl Gray Siding + Slate Blue Door
White Window Trim + Forest Green Siding + Lime Door
White Window Trim + Iron Grey Siding & Door
Step by Step
Clean windows with a pressure wash or multi-surface cleaner to clean dirt from the surface of the window and the surrounding trim. Giving windows and doors a complete cleaning will ensure that any new work done to them will be done properly.
Scrape Old Paint Away
Remove peeling paint with a paint scraper or putty knife to scrape away any loose paint. Removing the peeling paint is important to ensure the new paint is applied correctly.
Sand and Repair
Sand the scraped window surfaces as you will want the smoothest transition possible before adding your new coat of paint. Sanding the surface of the existing paint will also help the new primer and paint layer properly. Repair any damages to your window trim, or doors before going to the next steps.
Be sure to tape off the glass before priming and painting. Apply an even coat of primer to the entire surface of the window trim. Allow it to completely dry before moving to the next step in your painting process.
Once you’ve decided on a colour it is now finally time to paint your trim! Paint evenly and ensure you are covering the entire surface of your window trim.
If you’re changing the paint color of your trim you may want to add multiple coats of paint.
Remove Paint and Clean
The final step is to remove any paint you may have left behind on the glass and wipe away any dust or dirt.
You’re all done! Time to step back and admire your new exterior window trim. You will be amazed to see how much a coat of paint surrounding all of your windows can truly transform your home.