Sealing Window Sills


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Old 02-08-06, 04:19 AM
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Sealing Window Sills

I have a new home with processed wood window sills painted white. I would like to seal them against moisture damage. Could someone suggest what to use? Thank you...! ! !
 
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What type of paint is on them now? Good quality paint offers good protection.
 

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A good quality paint
 
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Old 02-10-06, 05:15 AM
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Window Sills

They are barely covered with the contractor paint....flat eggshell.
 
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Old 02-10-06, 06:23 AM
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Is this interior or exterior sill?

Interior sills should be painted with enamel, either latex or oil base.

Exterior should be a good quality latex. Flat is ok but satin or gloss would be better.
 
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Window Sills

The sills are on the inside. I will purchase a good quality indoor latex paint then to seal them with. Thanks for the help...!!!
 
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Be sure to use latex enamel not flat latex.
 
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You're wise to seal those puppies while they're new. That particle board rubbish swells and distorts with moisture. I sanded the bumps off the sills in a 20 year old condo with an orbital sander. When I applied primer the sills swelled up all over again from the moisture in the latex primer. 'Twas a mess. Perhaps I should have used oil based primer??
 
 

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