Restoring exterior windows / iron railings

windowWood windows with chipped paint:

Tools

Paint stripper  or heat gun

Wood filler or caulk

Primer

Paint

Method:

Remove paint with stripper (chemical works better for hard to reach places)

Repair damaged wood with filler or replace wood if needed (prime wood before joining)

Caulk all joints, except vents in window (don’t block those)

Prime

Paint with oil based paint if possible (2 thin coats) – latex / acrylic is also ok – use high gloss

Resource

http://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/ask-sherwin-williams/problem-solver/peeling-cracking/peeling-window-sills-and-frames/

Iron Railing:

Tools:

Safety glasses

Steel wool

Lint free cloths

Manual: Bristle brush; Sanding Sponge

Machine: Wire brush attachment for drill – MUST USE SAFETY GLASSES

Method:

Sand down railing

clean with lint free cloth

Prime (use spray for hard to reach areas)

Paint (use spray for hard to reach areas)

 

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