Professionally paint wooden windows


Wood has always been an important building material in windows as well. As a pure natural product, however, it must be regularly deleted. Follow the instructions below to paint wooden windows and get useful tips to keep your windows looking professional and clean.

Wooden windows offer many advantages and are therefore often installed

Wood has always played a major role in window construction. Today, the popularity is again particularly high. This is not only because of the cozy and natural atmosphere that wood creates. Depending on the condition of the wooden windows, they also contribute to the moisture regulation of the rooms behind. Basically, you have to distinguish two different types of windows in wooden windows.

  • pure wooden windows
  • Window in a wood-aluminum combination

The right product choice before the window painting

Even before you buy the corresponding paints and varnishes, you have to be sure which old paints are to be found on the wooden windows. When it comes to solvent-free inks, you can not paint in solvent-based paints, as the solvent may attack the paint and it will not work - the paint will peel off quickly. The other way round (solvent-free on solvent-free) can lead to uneven formation of unsightly stains.

Step-by-step guide to painting wooden windows

    Wood protection paint (outside),

  • Impregnation tc.
  • possibly primer
  • Sandpaper in different grain sizes
  • suitable cleaning agents
  • possibly stripping agent
  • duct tape
  • possibly silicone or window putty (when renovating old windows)
  • different brushes in width of each
  • wood elements
  • paint rollers
  • sanding block
  • sander
  • possibly tool for window dismantling
  • possibly hot air blower
  • possibly spatula
  • possibly silicone syringe

1. Preparatory work on the wooden windows.

You can remove the windows, but this is not absolutely necessary. You can also remove or mask fittings and handles.

Of course, before the painting you have to prepare the wooden windows accordingly. Old paint can be removed differently if it is already peeling off: only with a spatula, by stripping or with a hot air blower and spatula.

Remove old window putty carefully, as well as brittle or already damaged window silicone. Cracks in the wood work a little bit larger (with a small spatula), so that the wooden putty, which you now fill in the cracks, holds better. The wood putty will later be sanded together with the wooden parts of the windows.

2. The sanding of the wooden windows

Especially if the wood already forms a gray surface, it must be completely sanded off. The paint would not last long on this weathered surface.

If the paint is still well-adhered, it is sufficient to sand the old paint and roughen it. Now accurately clean the wood from grinding dust and dust particles. Do not stick unmounted fittings and handles carefully.

3. Painting the wooden windows

It may be useful to prime the windows first. This is the case, for example, when the wood is very absorbent. This ensures that the subsequent paint application evenly sets and dries.

When brushing, use brushes in the respective width of the individual wood elements. Spread the wood evenly up and down. Then you can cross-over the paint or varnish to get a homogeneous surface. But you do not wear a new color more.

4. Rework after painting

Now you can remove the tape. Missing window putty now press between wood and glass or spray the joint now with silicone.

Now the windows can be re-installed if you had them removed for painting.

Tips & Tricks

Be sure to use the correct paint rollers or brushes for each color system. Flocked rolls are used for acrylic paint, foamed rolls for synthetic resin paint. Natural bristles such as China or pig bristles are used in solvent-based paints. Solvent-free paints and paint, on the other hand, are brushed with artificial bristles.

The more layers of paint you apply in single strokes, the smoother the wood surface becomes.


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