Painting vinyl windows

Has anyone painted vinyl Windows? If so how did it adhere and how has it kept? Does it chip easily or does it scratch the paint when you open Windows? I really want to paint my woodwork but I am nervous bc of the vinyl insert windows! Will the cold mater? I live in MN.
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  • CK CK on Jan 29, 2016
    Looks to me like you could paint the trim and into the space up to the vinyl window itself. Sure you'll have darker window trim with lighter trim(maybe you're thinking white?) but it'll look fine. Sometimes it even enhances the view out the windows. Here are some examples found doing a google search (sources were Pinterest, blogs, etc. )
    • Refashionably Late Refashionably Late on Jan 30, 2016
      @CK Thanks Connie for the pictures! I have thought about doing that but wasn't sure if I should. I may reconsider since you sent some pictures! Thank you!
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 29, 2016
    Personally unless you do not like the color I would leave it be.Painting vinyl could be more of a problem that you may not want to tackle.From the picture it looks fine.
    • Refashionably Late Refashionably Late on Jan 30, 2016
      @Janet Pizaro I agree it looks fine but I love the look of white wood work so that is what I'd ideally love to do!
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Jan 29, 2016
    Which portion of the window do you want to paint...the part that cranks out or the woodwork framing? You mention both...not sure which one you mean. I live in MN also. I don't know how you would paint the vinyl window insert...sounds like a big job!
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    • MN Mom MN Mom on Jan 30, 2016
      Are your windows in poor shape? They look pretty good. If they're at the point where they could be replaced, you can contact a window company and see if they need a home in your area to promote their company. Sometimes they offer deep discounts and that way you could have them white!
  • Bryan's Workshop Bryan's Workshop on Jan 31, 2016
    Hello there! You sure can paint vinly! Just look for vinly safe paint. Vinly siding is painted all of the time. Just remeber that some outdoor paint is not meant to be used inside. Check with a paint store. Keep in mind that painting a window might void it's warranty too. I found this online for you too. Good Luck!