Errors made when painting sash windows

David Humble sincerely believe that sash windows should be maintained and retained on homes around the UK. They are a beautiful featured filled with character, especially when repaired and restored to a high standard. We have grown into the leading provider of sash window restoration Northumberland has because we always look at preservation rather than replacement.

Being experts in the restoration, we know the numerous processes and techniques required to fix these windows as professionally as possible. We also know what things to avoid to keep sashes working smoothly and effectively.

Many general decorators often make errors when painting sash windows. This can cause them to not work properly. Here are some of the most common problems encountered when sashes have been painted incorrectly:

– We see restricted movement on sashes often. In many cases the paint can increase friction, making it more difficult for the panes to slide. The only way to solve this problem is to strip the paint from the sash frames. Then any excess wood needs to be removed so the space in between the frames is increased slightly.

– Lack of care can result in sashes being painted shut. This is frustrating when it happens because it shows poor workmanship and no thought into how the windows function. It is best to leave these inner edges unpainted.

– When draught proofing is painted over it can cause big problems. The paint renders the draught excluder ineffective, making your sash windows less appealing. This also has an impact on the energy efficiency.

– Paint and scratches on a window is all too common for sashes. Only a slim line of paint should be on the glass close to the seal. This is to ensure that it is sealed effective. Solving this problem can be fairly easy, but it requires a steady hand, and gentle rubbing. Never scratch the dried paint off.

David Humble can restore your sash windows skilfully, giving them a refinished look without affecting the functionality. Only using high quality materials, and attention to detail, you won’t have to worry about the problems ever occurring.

If you have any other questions regarding our services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We take pride in our position as the best name for sash window restoration Northumberland has. As a result every single job will meet the highest standards.