Painting Vinyl Windows
Vinyl windows painting is great for a number of reasons - it allows you to customize your windows to match the facade color or dress your windows up if they faded really bad. Two things are required for this procedure - special vinyl siding paint and a pair of skillful hands to apply it. We’ve got both - welcome to Vinyl Light!
Painting Vinyl Windows in Toronto and GTA
Painting a window can often be time-consuming and frustrating, especially when you’re dealing with multiple window panes. We have been installing, replacing and painting vinyl windows in Toronto and the GTA for over 13 years and can easily confirm this.
There are two main ways to go about it:
- Putting tape on the glass before painting (the “taping” method);
- Scraping off the dried paint after painting (the ”scraping” method).
If we go with the taping method, we need only three things - a masking tape (usually, 1½ inch wide), a putty knife about two to two and a half inches wide, and a file to sharpen the putty knife to make it work better.
We start off by sharpening the putty knife. To do so, we lay it on the edge of a workbench or table, hold the file in the other hand and pass it over the edge of the putty knife.
Next, we tear off four pieces of masking tape making sure they are a little longer than we need. Then, we put the first one on the top of the pane, the second one - on the bottom. After that, we take the putty knife and cut the extra part from both of them on each end.
The two remaining pieces of tape are then put down on the sides of the windowpane making sure they go right up to the edge. Then, we take the putty knife once again, place it right up in the corner and tear the extra tape off cleanly.
Now the window is ready to be painted. After the paint dries off, it’s time to peel the tape off. One thing we do before peeling is taking a breakaway knife and going around the edges to cut through any paint seal between the edge of the tape and the window frame.
Finally, we peel off the tape revealing a clean glass in a newly painted frame!
Although it doesn’t require any time for preparation, which means we can start painting right away, we do have to spend some time after the paint dries to scrape it off. Typically, this is done with a razor blade.
We make one cut right where the glass meets the frame and then use a little razor blade holder to peel the remaining paint back. The cut that we made first helps us to break it away more cleanly. The scraping might take quite a while but in the end, the glass will look nice and clean.
Of course, there are other methods like using liquid masking tape but the main idea still holds - it’s a long and arduous process that requires special skills and precision. That’s why instead of doing it yourself, it’s much better to find a company providing vinyl window painting services near you and let professionals do the job.
How Much Does It Cost to Paint Vinyl Windows in Toronto and GTA?
Painting over vinyl window frames serves two main purposes - it allows you to refresh the old paint and gives additional style points to your house facade.
As for the painting vinyl windows price, it varies greatly depending on the color you would like to have, the number of panes in your window, and the current condition of the frame.
At Vinyl Light, we are ready to offer you the best price and top-notch quality painting services from our professional team. To find out the actual cost to paint vinyl windows in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, please contact our team for a price estimation.
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