Painting vinyl windows is a popular choice for exterior home exterior walls and trims because of its durability. While vinyl trim comes in a variety of colors, a homeowner may sometimes find it necessary to paint vinyl trim (it may fade on a particular sunlit area at home or homeowners may want a total color change on the outside of the home). Painting vinyl trim on exterior windows is a simple process that requires some preparation to ensure that the color goes smoothly and lasts.
Pour a cup of detergent into a gallon bucket and fill the bowl with cold water. Scrub window brand names with detergent using a medium brush. Make sure all dirt and grime are removed. Rinse trim carefully with cold water. Pour 1/2 cup of acid bleach into one liter of spray bottle. Fill the rest of the bottle with cold water. Spray moldy areas of vinyl trim with bleach and scrub with a medium brush until you have removed all mold. Rinse area thoroughly with cold water. Allow vinyl to dry completely. If your vinyl trim does not have mold, skip this step. Paint vinyl trim with an outer latex paint containing urethane. Use a straight edge to protect your home sideways when painting the sides of vinyl trim. Allow the paint to dry completely before a second layer. You will probably need at least two layers of paint to achieve the desired color.
Tips and warnings
Do not use a high pressure washer to clean the trim. An improperly used high pressure wash can create leaks. Always wear gloves when working with bleach. If you want to paint vinyl-clad windows, you must be wrestled with a few factors that can complicate the process. First, because Colored Vinyl Windows is a non-porous surface, the color will not stick to it unless the surface is properly prepared to receive adhesion. In addition, since the clad windows are so clever, you must use specific application methods to help create a professional-looking coating free from unattractive brush strokes in the final finish.
Clean vinyl-clad windows with detergent. Rinse the surface with a water hose. Allow the window to dry completely. Tear off vinyl dressed by grinding it with 220 slip paper. Not over-sand. Stop grinding when vinyl feels slightly rough. Wipe clean areas with please cloth. Cover surfaces next to vinyl-clad windows with target tape. Cover the window screen completely with masking paper and tape. Pour 1 liter of color into a 2-liter paint pot. Stir in 1 ounce of water using a wooden resilience stick. Stir in five minutes. Apply three thin layers of diluted paint to clad windows. Allow two hours of drying time between rocks. Do not apply. Do not try to cover vinyl in a layer.