How to Paint Wood Window Sills

Bare wooden items, such as wood window sills, are ill-suited for latex paint. Painting wood window sills are not difficult, as long as you prepare the wood window sills, using the appropriate techniques. Employ the right techniques when painting wood window sills, or the finish will fail.

Required Items

  1. Broom
  2. Latex primer
  3. Polyester paintbrush
  4. Painter’s tape
  5. Latex paint

Step 1

Use a broom to dust the wood window sills, as dust inhibits adhesion.

Step 2

Cover areas next to the wood window sills, using painter’s tape.

Step 3

Use a polyester brush to coat the wood window sills with latex primer. Let the wood window sills dry for two hours. We warn not to paint wood window sills without priming.

Step 4

Use a polyester brush to coat the wood window sills with paint. Let the window sills dry for two hours.

Considerations and Warnings

Use a polyester brush on wood window sills, or expect flawed results. Howtodowhatever.com warns to never paint over wood window sills, using a nylon brush.

Never paint bare wood window sills, or peeling will result.

If you find the prospect of painting your wooden windows daunting then let us take care of it for you. Property Maintenance Gloucester’s painter and decorator service tackles exterior as well as interior painting jobs.

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