Painting frames around textured glass - any tips?

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by smp50, 16 Oct 2013.

  1. smp50


    10 Jan 2013
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    It's tricky enough painting around flat glass, for windows and doors - but now I'm faced with some very bumpy textured glass, like this:

    Are there any clever ways to achieve a straight edge against this? It's on an inside door so I don't need to be so careful about sealing the joint. I thought about painting it as best I can (in white, in this case) and then running a bead of caulk or sealant down to give a final straight edge - but this just suffers the same fate as the paint and ends up being distributed into the topography of the glass.

    My next idea is to apply thin pre-painted strips of wood around the edge of the glass, as a secondary bit of trim, so that I never actually paint on wood while it is against the glass. However, I suppose that this won't sit flat against the glass (because the glass itself is not flat!) and may not look right.

    Any ideas or do I just have to be really, really careful?

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  3. Gazman16


    27 Apr 2011
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    Have you tried Frog tape? I haven't tried it myself but this is the sort of thing they advertise their tape for.

    Or you could try masking tape (really well stuck into all the little bumps) with a small bead of caulk (again really well worked in) then paint and pull off the tape.

    If you do try Frog take let us know if it was any good.
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