Painting Window Trim – Cutting window paint using two colors adds dimension to a room and immediately draws attention to wooden furniture and architectural elements. Whether you’re dressing up your arts and crafts style windows in the living room or restoring the Victorian’s multicolored distinction “Painted Lady,” you need the proper technique to create this attractive design element. Indoors or outdoors, using the right tools and processes will help you achieve amazing features so well to highlight the attributes of your home. As window frames are exposed to the sun, rain, snow, ice, and wind, the paint slowly wears out. When the paint barrier fails, the work of the wood begins to wear out. As the wood expands and contracts, cracks form and if left unpainted the sill can crack and break completely.
Stuffing wood, putty and paint will restore the window sill to its former glory and preserve it against the elements. A usual scheme of painting should be applying to ensure cracks do not recur. Scrape the painting window trim exterior with a spatula to remove any flaking or peeling off of the paint. Sand the grain wood fibers using a 120 grit sandpaper block. Dust the sill with a powder brush. Vacuum dust and dirt from cracks. Fill the cracks with a filler of wood putty. Press the putty into the cracks with the wide side of the spatula. Smoothing the putty out as best you can until the windowsill looks like a level surface. Seal the edges of the sill where it meets the window trim using a caulking gun and an outer putty tube. Allow the putty and putty to dry for 24 hours.
Sand the wood putty filler with the 120 grit sandpaper until the bottom edge is smooth. The dust of the hearth with the powder brush. Go over it with an antistatic cloth to remove the finest debris. Wet a brush in a can of wood primer paint exterior blocking stain. Paint the sill of the window, moving the bristles of the brush back and forth on the wood. Wait 24 hours for the primer to dry. Sand the painting interior windows primed with the 120 grit sandpaper block. Do this lightly to avoid sanding the primer. Sand enough to soften rough areas. Remove the dust from the window sill with the dust brush and then apply another coat of primer paint. Wait 24 hours for the primer to dry. Apply a coat of finishing paint with the brush in the same way that the first was applying.