paint a double hung window

Old 03-30-08, 07:27 PM
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paint a double hung window

My house is 24 years old, and we want to paint all of our dark wood windows and trim white. What is the best way to paint a double hung window? There are so many surfaces. The windows can be removed, but can they be painted without removing them? Any suggestions for wood trim and interior painting would be appreciated.

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Old 03-31-08, 03:33 AM
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I usually paint double hung windows inplace. On the inside I'll paint the top half first - raise the bottom and lower the top, paint the bottom half of the top then raise it 95% of the way and lower the bottom sash so you can finish painting the top portion. The exterior is done the same way except you start with the bottom section.

Removing the sash may make it easier to paint but you would need to let the paint dry before reinstalling.

As with any painting the use of a quality brush makes the job easier. A prurdy 2" sash [angle] brush would be a good choice for painting window and trim.

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