Aluminium windows are a popular choice for many homeowners and property developers due to their low maintenance and durability. However, they can become oxidized and dull over time if not properly cared for. In this blog post, we will show you how to properly paint and clean aluminium window frames to keep them looking like new.

We will also provide some tips on troubleshooting common problems that you may encounter. By the end of this blog post, you will be an expert in painting and cleaning aluminium window frames!

Why Paint Your Aluminium Window Frames?

Painting aluminium window frames can be a great way to refresh and modernize the look of your house. Not only does it make for a more aesthetically-pleasing exterior, but it comes with several practical benefits, too. 

The main benefit of painting your aluminium window frames is that the paint seals off the aluminium from environmental factors like rain and strong UV rays – this means that aluminium window frames are more durable and less likely to corrode over time. 

And if you’re feeling creative, you can choose virtually any paint colour, so you can match your windows with the colour of your house or even make them stand out with a bright pop of colour! Investing in painting aluminium window frames is an easy and inexpensive way to instantly enhance your home’s curb appeal.

What You’ll Need to Paint Your Windows

Painting window frames is an easy and low-cost DIY project that you can do to refresh the look of your home. All you need is some aluminium paint and a few basic tools and supplies. Start with a good quality aluminium primer, which helps the paint to adhere better, then pick your aluminium paint in whatever finish you like: glossy, satin or matte. 

Don’t forget that if you use gloss paint, you’ll also need a gloss aluminium topcoat for protection against scratches and wear. To apply the primer and paint, you’ll need some disposable brushes or rollers, masking tape and drop cloths to keep floors clean, as well as some diluted dish detergent for cleaning windows before painting them. 

flat lay of painting equipment

And lastly, it’s important to make sure that any aluminium surfaces are properly sanded before priming and painting in order to ensure maximum adhesion of the coatings. With these simple supplies and tools, any stand-alone aluminium window frame can be given a fresh outlook with a vibrant coat of colour.

Equipment you will need for the job:

  • Aluminium primer
  • Your preferred paint
  • Brushes/Rollers
  • Masking Tape
  • Drop Cloths
  • Diluted Dish Detergent

How To Paint Aluminium Window Frames: Step by Step

Painting aluminium window frames isn’t as complicated as it might seem and can give any home a fresh and unique look. Follow these steps for the best results. 

  1. Scrub your window frames with a wire brush attachment on a drill to loosen any flaking paint, dirt and grime. Make sure to use the right protective gear, such as safety glasses, gloves, coveralls and an approved respirator.Mask off your aluminium window frames with painter’s tape so you don’t get paint residue on the surrounding areas of your house. 
  2. Begin applying your desired coat of paint and let it dry as per painting instructions (usually 1-2 hours). 

How Often Should You Clean Aluminium Windows?

Cleaning your aluminium windows can be a fast and easy way to spruce up your home with minimal effort. It’s best to clean them regularly to keep them looking their best. Start by mixing mild detergent with warm water and use a soft cloth or sponge to wipe them down. 

Be sure not to use any harsh chemical cleaners as they can damage the finish on the window frames. Once you have wiped down the windows, use a polishing cloth and apply household polish for added shine and protection. Doing this once every couple of months should be sufficient, but if your windows get extra dirty or streaky during this time, you can use a glass cleaner instead. 

So, don’t be afraid to take some time out of your day to give those beautiful aluminium frames some attention; it will make a big difference!

Pre-Painted And Finished Aluminium Window Frames

Wideline Windows and Doors have revolutionized the process of supplying home windows with their pre-painted and finished aluminium window frames. Wideline has taken the time and effort out of finishing a window frame yourself with their easy-to-assemble frames that also come in an impressive colour range, which means there is something to suit any style of home. 

Wideline windows promise durability, making them the perfect investment for your home, as well as providing a stunning feature from both inside and out. With Wideline’s pre-painted aluminium window frames, you’ll be guaranteed the look you desire without all the hassle.

An Alternative To Painting Aluminium Window Frames

Painting your aluminium window frames can be a very cost-effective option, and a satisfying DIY project, which can bring stunning results to your home.  On the contrary, the process of painting your window frames can be quite time-consuming if you’re inexperienced, or it may simply seem like too much effort for some homeowners. 

If the latter sounds more like you, then replacing your windows may be a more suitable option.  At Wideline, we offer a range of timber and aluminium window styles to match any home and budget. Get in touch with us to learn more, or visit one of our local showrooms for ultimate renovation inspiration.