Renewal by Andersen® developed the revolutionary framing material Fibrex® to serve as a high-performance and durable alternative to traditional wood and vinyl frames. The intrinsic strength and high-quality finish of Fibrex replacement windows mean they have fewer maintenance needs than other types of material. This means you almost never need to paint or repaint a Fibrex window throughout its lifespan. We say “almost” because our design specialists understand that sometimes homeowners simply want to freshen up their homes with a splash of new colors.
If you’re thinking about updating your windows’ looks, here are a few do’s and don’ts from our experts at Renewal by Andersen of Northwest Ohio.
What You’ll Need
You can ensure your window replacement painting project goes off without a hitch by making sure you have all the tools and materials prepared before starting.
Apply a layer of high-quality and fast-drying alkyd primer before anything else.
Use only oil- or water-based paint products. Depending on the size of your project, you may need several quarts to ensure proper coating.
Protect your Low-E4® glass with soft safe-release painter’s tape prior to application.
Limit your painting to the frame structure itself. Avoid getting paint on the gaskets, weatherstripping, jamb liners and factory-applied exterior silicone bead.
A few of our colors are not compatible with most paint substances. Cocoa Bean, Black, Forest Green, Red Rock and interior or exterior Dark Bronze finishes do not blend well with other paint products.
Make sure that all the painted surfaces on your windows are dried completely before allowing them to come into contact with other objects or their operable parts.
At Renewal by Andersen of Northwest Ohio, we are your leading provider of high-quality replacement windows and doors. Give us a call at (419) 931-6087, or fill out our online contact form to get answers to all your questions and schedule a free in-home consultation today. We serve homeowners in Findlay and all nearby areas.