Asked on Mar 20, 2012
Prepping and Painting Exterior Windows - Is my painter doing a good job?
Hi there. Our exterior windows were badly in need of scraping down, re-glazing and painting. They are original 1940's wood, double hung windows with colonial grids - the sun had badly blistered the glaze and paint so it was crumbling off. We've hired someone to scrape, sand glaze, caulk, prime and paint. I'm not convinced he's doing a good job so far(...and I know you get what you pay for) so I want to direct him in the right way. He scraped most, but not all of the old dried glaze off. As a result the new glaze is looking a little bumpy and uneven. I know this is part of the charm of old windows - but I'm not sure how much of this is because they're old and how much is down to a poor job. He had scraped and glazed about half of the windows today and isn't coming back until monday to finish the rest / start painting - How can I manage this to stop it becoming a botched job? Is it best he tries to fix before its had a weeks drying time? thanks!