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Curious about other folks method of painting windows


Painting doesn't appear to be a "busy" forumno

My curiosity has 'made' me wonder as to how other folks paint windows (which are my least favorite items to paint)

These particular windows are in my walkout basement so are conventional single hung (as opposed to double). I'm the 4th owner of this house and 4 of the 6 of these windows have never had anything more then the factory paint which I assume is primer. They did need some minor work, but actually were in pretty good shape - that is until I broke 2 of the panesevileye (they are double glass but not thermopane).

The lower sash is removable, so they are fairly easily painted.

Now, my question (finally). I don't take any care protecting the glass from slobbers when I paint the frame work. This means I have some scraping after I finish my paint job. My thoughts are that, 1, I need to scrape anyhow as I have never had a steady hand plus I hate masking and 2, the paint will seal the glass to the wood as there is, in this case, no caulking, just some sealant at the edges and hidden by some wood strips.

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Dave, I do the exact same thing as you do - - - - just finished doing both sides of our Double French Doors that we have as a front door and as a back door.  Needless to say there were lots of panes so I just painted them and then scraped the glass after the paint dried.  They turned out lookind great btw.

I also like the concept of the paint kinda sealing the area between the wood and the glass - - - good point.

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I guess old lazy guys all think alike,, Thats the way I have always painted, even tho I did buy one of those fancy masking machines at a home /Gardens trade show,,several years ago that you simply put a roll of tape on and zip away, worked like a charm for the guy doing the demo, but I have yet to use it,, confuse

I hate painting ,,, just in case you were wondering, biggrin



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Bad Rat wrote:
I hate painting ,,, just in case you were wondering, biggrin


In that case, YES, we do think alike wink

 



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i paint em the same way. its the quickest way ive found . i hate the thought of maskin little window pains.that scraper is purdy dang quick.

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Yep...razor blade after works wonders.

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Sorry guys - didn't get back here for a replyashamed - been busy - paintingconfuse, hangin windows, working on my '31 A, etc

I have a story to tell now. Well, just to relate an experience I had today.

Between painting and whatever getting this house ready for next spring's market, I was busy today installing a couple of new low end Pella windows when the little lady said she was going to paint the back hall. Me,not being a chauvinist, said sure hon, go to it and since it's the first paint since I did some sheetrock repair work there a month or so back, said to the LL, make sure you really do a good job of covering the primer paint. So, being the dutiful person she is, did just that. Holy C@#$. She used over half a gallon of paint that, without exaggeration looks like she shingled it rather then painted the walls. Now, since I went with expensive paint for this entry, Valspar, the dam' stuff is like armor plate after it's dried. A 9mm bullet couldn't possibly penetrate that paint. Homeland Security needs to investigate.  Norton and 3M 80 grit barely touches it while 60 only takes the hills down to almost level. I wiped myself out with 2+ hours of sanding plus used over a full pack of sandpaper - so tomorrow, and if I can get 2 more coats on, it should look just dandy. Then back to finishing dressing out those new windows. Oh yeah, the wife, she made me a real nice supper. I think what she was trying to say with that meal is that she has retired from any further painting.

Now, only 5 or 6 rooms left to paint plus part of the finished basement - the next house, I will guarantee will NOT be as big as this one!!!!!

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The experience I had with letting my wife do any painting was,  her stepping in the paint tray, within 10 minutes of starting,,then ,, leaving foot prints , from the tray to the utility room sink,, [ trailed through 3 rooms,, lucky for her the floors were wood and not carpet,,] and a sink now stained with dried paint,,

 Needless to say. her getting even within 10 feet of a can of paint is a death sentence,
 I hate painting but I hate cleaning up the mess even more,,,no

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Dollar store tray, brushes and rollers.......and toss 'em

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Dollar store tray, brushes and rollers.......and toss 'em



Thats what I use,, but they don't sell wife screw-up products,,  biggrin

 



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poncho62 wrote:

Dollar store tray, brushes and rollers.......and toss 'em



Thats what I use,, but they don't sell wife screw-up products,,  biggrin

 

 




They have duct tape........Wrap her up in the corner.......Don't forget the piece over her mouth though........biggrinbiggrin



-- Edited by poncho62 on Saturday 28th of November 2009 03:54:22 PM

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Dollar store tray, brushes and rollers.......and toss 'em



Thats what I use,, but they don't sell wife screw-up products,,  biggrin

 

 



Don't forget the piece over her mouth though........biggrinbiggrin

That right there would take a whole roll...............



-- Edited by poncho62 on Saturday 28th of November 2009 03:54:22 PM




 



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