Skillful Brushwork for Doors and Windows
Follow these tips and techniques for a flawless finish.
The paint protecting your doors and windows has a tough and important job to do. It must endure hostile weather, punishing wear, and up-close scrutiny every day. As with all painting projects, proper preparation is key for painting doors and windows. Painter, Philip Hansell makes it clear that order is everything. He says it is best to work from the inside out to prevent messing up work you’ve already completed. When painting the interior side of double-hung windows, he starts with the upper sash; when working on the exterior side, he begins with the lower sash. On doors, he starts with the muntin bars and panels. Rails come next, and then the stiles. The edge of the door with hinges gets painted the exterior color. The latch edge is painted to match the door’s interior side. With generous tips and a helpful Tool Box sidebar, a thorough process is presented for painting doors and windows.