remodeling windows with lead paint

Old 04-26-05, 03:30 PM
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Question remodeling windows with lead paint

We are thining about buying a house from the 1930's, but worried about lead paint. We know we can deal with most of it by cleaning thoroughly and putting several coats of good quality paint over the top of the existing paint. but the house has beautiful old double-hung windows that have eighteen small panes of glass arranged in 3 rows of six on each of the tops and bottoms of the windows. We would rather not replace these. For us, a large part of the charm of the house would be gone if we had to put in new windows. So the questions: is it possible to strip and refinish these windows? If we did refinish them, does anyone know roughly how much it would cost per window if we had it done professionally? Or, if we did it on our own, how much time it would take per window?



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Old 04-27-05, 08:09 AM
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i did a job before like that
i check with a stripping company and was more expensive than new windows.
I got wooden window that where exact replicat of the one i took off.
check a window company for more detail


Old 04-28-05, 01:17 AM
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It will be more money to refinish the existing and you won't gain a bit of energy efficiency. Wood windows circa 1930 are notoriously inefficient. Replace them with new, efficient windows that look similar to the existing. You won't loose a bit of the charm of the house, you'll pay less for the new windows, and you'll cut your utility costs by 1/3 or more.

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