Wood is the most common material used to trim both interior and exterior windows, and you won't have any problem finding a good-quality paint. For exterior wood trim, choose a premium exterior gloss paint, either oil or acrylic. For interior wood trim, choose a high-quality latex gloss paint.
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What kind of paint do you use on wood windows?Exterior paint for wooden windows should be glossy or semi-gloss oil or latex paint. Glossy paint repels dirt and provides a more durable weather-resistant shield against the elements than a flat finish. Look for a high-quality exterior paint that's mildew resistant.
What kind of paint do you use on wooden window frames?
Oil-based enamel is great for woodwork. It provides a hard finish that won't cause your windows to stick like water-based paints have a tendency to do. The downside is that they tend to yellow slightly over time and are more prone to mildew than water-based paint.
What kind of paint do you use on wood window frames?
Water-based paint is a popular choice for both internal areas and fittings. It can be used on walls and ceilings, as well as for interior wood and metal. But this type of paint can also be used externally, including for doors and window frames.
How do you paint interior wood window frames?
The Window Frame
- Begin your painting project by pouring your thoroughly mixed paint into a bucket and dipping a quality 2"-2½" wide nylon/polyester brush into the paint.
- With your brush, begin painting the inside frame of the window starting at the top of the frame.
- Continue until the inside frame is complete.
Exterior paint for wooden windows should be glossy or semi-gloss oil or latex paint. Glossy paint repels dirt and provides a more durable weather-resistant shield against the elements than a flat finish.
If you've sanded your window back to bare wood, or you have a few areas where you can see the timber, you'll need to apply a primer before you apply your topcoat of paint. Use a primer that is suitable for wood (again, if you are doing the outside of your windows, make sure it is suitable for exterior use).