Restore an aluminium window frame with this easy to follow ‘how to’ guide.
There is a cost effective solution to achieve the colour change you want without replacing them. That’s aluminium window restoration.
There are two steps to the aluminium window restoration process. First, painting your aluminium window frames in the colour you want, and second, carrying out a complete mechanical overhaul so that your old windows doesn’t only look new but also work like new that glides easily upon opening.
The Aluminium window painting process creates a highly durable finish that resembles the factory finish of new powder coated aluminium window frames. However, this process can only be achieved by employing a highly knowledgeable, skilled and specialized painter in spray painting using HVLP spray gun equipment and poly urethane two pac paint application.
Simply painting your window frames with acrylic or oil based paint enamels using a brush will not achieve the same quality finish as spray painting does. The use of single pac paints is also an issue due to durability.
The 3 steps in the aluminium window restoration process are :
Preparation : Preparation is what takes the greatest amount of time and there is the temptation from tradesmen inexperienced in two pac spray painting application and the DIY home renovator to take short cuts. Often the short cuts are a result of lack of knowledge rather than being lazy. However the end result of not carrying out the correct amount of preparation is a less durable poor quality finish.