Painting Sash Windows

Painting Sash Windows

We can paint your existing windows if they are looking a bit weather worn or even if you would just like a change of colour. It is important to get your window frames painted by professionals as we will ensure that they are properly finished to withstand anything that the Scottish weather can throw at them. When painting windows it is vital that this does not interfere with the smoth operation of the windows so you wont end up with them sticking or even ending up sealed shut.

Painting existing windows

  • Remove old sliding sashes / hinged sashes / opening doors from the frames.
  • Sand back the old paint from the inside and outside of the frames and the timber window sills, using a belt sander to ensure the sashes are back to bare timber.
  • Carry out any filling, putty or resin repairs that may be necessary. Prepare the surface of the timber to a smooth finish to accept the base coat.
  • Knot, stop and prime the frames using Zinsser Bin primer and Bedec Aqua advanced primer.
  • Finish with two full top coats of Demi Dek Satin finish in brilliant white on the windows and frames and three top coats on the sills to a very high standard.

Frames

  • Sand down the inside and outside of the frames and the timber window sills to remove the old paint.
  • Carry out any filling or resin repairs that may be necessary. Prepare the surface of the timber to a smooth finish to accept the base coat.
  • Prime the bare timber.
  • Finish with two full top coats of Bedec Aqua Advanced Satin finish in brilliant white.

Sashes

  • Remove old paint from the glass, rake out any defective putty, replace with new linseed oil putty.
  • Tape up the glass inside and outside with low tack precision tape for perfect straight lines.
  • Sand back the sashes internally and externally depending on your needs to reveal as much detail on the mouldings as possible. Remove all flaking paint and make good where necessary using ‘Decorfill’ two part primer for added durability.
  • Knot, stop and prime the sashes using advanced primers. Finish with two full top coats of exceptional quality Demi Dek paint in brilliant white. Complete touch ups as required.

Removal & Refit Service

  • Remove old paint from the glass, rake out any defective putty; replace the putty with Repair Care Dry Seal.
  • Tape up the glass the glass inside and outside with low tack precision masking tape for perfect straight lines.
  • Sand back the sashes / doors internally and externally, to reveal as much detail on the mouldings as possible. Remove all flaking paint and make good where necessary using ‘Decorfill’ two part primer for added durability.
  • Where the timber joints have opened up, rout out and use Timbabuild expoxy resin to create a flexible, durable bond between the two pieces of timber.
  • Knot, stop and prime the sashes using an advanced primer.
  • Finish with two full top coats of Demi Dek Ultimate Satin finish in brilliant white.