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Old 04-29-2012, 11:44 AM   #1
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painting vinyl on windows?


lets just say, for the sake of arguement, that a new vinyl window needed to be painted. what would be the way to do it ? not looking for a perfect finish. but would like it to last.

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Old 04-29-2012, 11:47 AM   #2
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inside or out?i know manufactures will custom paint the outside of vinyl windows,how or what i don't know

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How you you paint the deviders if there is any.
Vinyl can be lightly sanded, cleaned off and use a bonding primer and Acrilic Latex paint.
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inside or out?i know manufactures will custom paint the outside of vinyl windows,how or what i don't know
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How you you paint the deviders if there is any.
Vinyl can be lightly sanded, cleaned off and use a bonding primer and Acrilic Latex paint.
no deviders.

i have 1 basement slider window that is not old and is in good shape.
i want to get the same window, as much as is possible, to replace 2 other OLD windows. and i am thinking i would like to make them all the same color =NOT white.
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If it's a new window then some manf. have differant colors they can come in so there's no paint to worry about.
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i found this [click read full article tab] don't know if it helps,maybe check with the window manufacturer

http://www.calfinder.com/magazine/wi...can-be-painted
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If it's a new window then some manf. have differant colors they can come in so there's no paint to worry about.

besides the 3 or 4 solid color choices they have,they can custom paint the outside also
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yeah, but i would still have to paint the window i have now. and i believe i saw the same exact window on the shelf at manards. so no ordering.
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We have vinyl trim around our exterior doors and I painted it without problem. I used exterior latex and it seems to be adhering fine. I didn't sand or prime, but YMMV.
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I had a contractor damage the exterior of my vinyl windows. He used automotive paint (bumpers) to fix the damage. Windows are dark brown. Worked very well. Still no issues after five years.
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idk yet. but i think i am just going to replace all of them. my house is all white = i hate that.
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If you are replacing all of them then get a good window with a factory paint coating. The windows sold at menards are "shed-worthy" for the most part. Painting can be done diy but it will void most warranties.
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this is the basement windows. and idk if i "should" put a "good" window down there. i would rather replace a broken $100 window. than a broken $200 window, that i have to drive across town to get. 24x30" sliders. unheated, unless i get the fireplace going.
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I have painted windows before. I used spray can metal primer and then a spray can of semi gloss metal paint.




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