Dulux Paints say that a fresh coat of paint on your doors, windows and fences can be all your home needs to give it a new lease of life. In a world where first impressions are everything, the paint work on the exterior of your home can make a huge difference to its overall aesthetic. Giving your window frames and trim a fresh coat of paint requires minimum effort but provides maximum impact in consolidating the look of your home against the front door, foliage, outdoor furniture and the front fence.
- Gather your painting supplies: Dulux Aquanamel® in your chosen colour[s]; Dulux 1Step® Prep; drop sheet; high quality synthetic brush and paint pot; 400 grit sandpaper; painter’s tape; old cloths; Selleys Original Sugar Soap; and a flat paddle stirrer.
- As windows can get particularly dirty, thoroughly clean the surface using Selleys Original Sugar Soap; sand down the surface; and wipe with a damp cloth.
- Mask the wall around the frame[s]; then apply one coat of Dulux 1Step® Prep.
- Once dry apply Dulux Aquanamel® to the surface using short, horizontal brush strokes.
- Once you’ve completed an area, while the paint is still wet, lightly smooth over the painted section with long brush strokes. But don’t overdo or reload the brush; a few brush strokes will smooth the surface.
- Allow 2 hours to dry; then give the surface a light sand with 400 grit sandpaper.
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the second coat.
Photo Credit: Dulux Australia
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