“The time ruler detract from the stone.” It is inevitable: the passage of time, wear and tear due to the use, the struggle against the elements, it just brings up old and battered our dear windows consist of an elegant (at least initially) and delicate wood. But to get back home with new windows, no need to take upon ourselves an incredible expense and buy all the windows. Just because renovate old ones. With this guide you will see how easy it is to restructure and return to shine your windows without having to resort to professionals. We are looking forward to seeing how and what to do to run this job completely DIY! Good luck to all of you! Lets talk about how to renovate windows.

how to renovate

An old window, as well as any old piece of wood, is eaten and / or perforated in several places (see photo). The first thing you need to do is prepare a space in which to work. Assemble two trestles or an old table, so you have a support surface for the window you wish to restore and remember to cover the floor below with newspapers or towels painting, to avoid soiling everything. Now undermines the window you wish to restructure and poggiala on your work surface.

Now you have to remove all the old paint from the window, until you have the window frame completely in a state of raw wood. You can do this in several ways. The first is that which involves the use of gel paint stripper , which spread with a medium brush and left to act on the wood, will eat away all the old paint and facilitate the operation of total Takeout (this method is fast, but these substances are significantly toxic so it is the least recommended); You can also use a hot air gun purchased at any DIY store, or take advantage of the good old sandpaper (hand or sander), preferably medium grain.

Once you have reported the frame in the rough, still passed the sandpaper thin to get a smooth surface. Now take the wood putty and fill all cracks and holes that “decorate” the frame of your old window. You must be able to do so just get into your space, so as to fill them. Let dry for 24 hours (or even more, depending on the climatic conditions of the period you’ve chosen to restructure them) and, once dry stucco, passes back across the chassis fine-grained sandpaper.