Restoring Wooden Window Frames

DIY Guide: Restoring Wooden Window Frames

DIY Guide: Restoring Wooden Window Frames

DIY Guide: Restoring Wooden Window Frames

A step-by-step DIY guide to restoring wooden window frames

STEP 1: If the coating is in poor condition, you can remove the varnish with Woodcare Coating Remover For Wood. If the windows are over-coated with oil and preservatives, remove with Woodcare Wax & Oil Remover For Wood (see pack for detailed instructions).

STEP 2: Greyed wood fibres can be removed with Woodcare Weathered Wood Restorer. Apply and leave for 5 minutes and scrub with a stiff bristle brush in the direction of the wood grain.

STEP 3: If required, you can brighten and clean your window frames with Woodcare Cleaner and Brightener For Wood. Rinse with fresh water and allow to dry thoroughly.

STEP 4: Lightly sand the window frames with 220 grit sandpaper to achieve a smooth finish.

STEP 5: Finish off your window frames with Plascon Exterior Waterbased Varnish for a long-lasting weatherproof finish. Up to 3 coats can be applied in one day and windows can be closed without any fear of them sticking to frames.

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11 thoughts on “Restoring Wooden Window Frames

  1. Hi there,

    I need to rubberise my bakkie at the back because it started to rust due to living by the coast, and I need to know what I should use to paint it with. I have bought Plascon’s rubber paint but what would be best to use – roller or brush? I don’t want to waste any paint if possible. Please advise.

    Thanking you in anticipation.

    Eddie de Freitas

    • Hi Isle, are your window frames interior or exterior? For interior, you have to sand them down and apply Plascon Multi Surface Primer then Plascon Silver Metallic. For exterior, do the same but don’t use Plascon Silver Metallic for your top coat rather use Plascon Silvershine Aluminum Paint.

  2. I want to close a window with a petition board, is this possible? I do not want to remove the window frame and brick it up as I might want to use the window in the future. Have you got any suggestions concerning this?

    • Hi Lloyd, thanks for getting in touch.

      As we are dedicated to addressing coatings or paint-related queries, we would advise that you consult with your local building contractor or hardware store regarding this matter.

  3. Can I do this on wooden windows as well ??

    Hi Isle, are your window frames interior or exterior? For interior, you have to sand them down and apply Plascon Multi Surface Primer then Plascon Silver Metallic. For exterior, do the same but don’t use Plascon Silver Metallic for your top coat rather use Plascon Silvershine Aluminum Paint.

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