Window frames somehow look easy to paint, but since windows come in different types, there are also different ways to paint them properly and neatly. Here’s an overview of how to paint double-hung and casement windows the right way.
You should use an angled sash brush for the corners of the windows and a tapered sash brush for the frames.
- Remove windows and lay them on a table for painting if the sashes are removable. Remember to let them rest for at least 24 hours to ensure your windows have thoroughly dried. If the sashes are not removable, simply move the windows up and down to make sure all parts are painted.
- Paint the outer or upper sash.
- Paint the exposed parts of the stiles, then the top rail, and then the bottom rail.
- Paint the parts of the inner or lower sash from its muntins down to its rails.
- Paint the vertical muntins and then the horizontal muntins.
- Paint the top rails followed by the bottom rails, and then stiles.
- Paint the casing.