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Restoring old metal windows

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by lordofarch, 29 May 2020.

  1. lordofarch

    lordofarch

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    Rather than replace these windows, i'm going to have a crack at restoring them myself. I want to paint the metal and wooden parts of the frame back, in a non gloss finish, maybe a satin.

    I'll use Nitromors, a scraper and sandpaper to strip the existing paint - maybe wet and dry paper on the metal, being careful not to damage the glass.

    The wooden parts are in good condition, even on the outside luckily.
    What primer and paint would you go for on the metal parts of the window?
    What primer and paint would would go for on the external wooden sill and frame?

     
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    It looks like you have Crittall casment windows. They have a galvanized coating to deter rust so be careful with the sandpaper not to damage it .Not all paint stick's properly to it either.
     
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    Hammerite do a primer suitable for galvanised metal - I've no idea how good it is though! Failing that, an etching primer should be OK but check instructions first!
    John :)
     
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