The Easiest Way To Paint Your Wood Windows

4 Materials
2 Hours

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Oh my goodness, have I been dying to get to these wood windows in our conjoined living and dining room! I seriously had no idea what a difference just painting them would do for this space, but I am in awe! And I’ve found the BEST product for painting windows!! It made this project so easy, and the fact that I was finally able to paint something without using pesky painters tape was a win in my book!


Jasco® Mask & Peel™ Liquid Masking Tape & Primer

Black Interior Paint

Paint Brush

Box Blade

Windows – Before

This is what our windows looked like before I decided to paint them. The windows are actual wood, so both the window and the trim were pained the same shade of white. With these being one of the main sets of windows, I wanted them to be bold, so black is what I chose.

I started out by simply wiping down the windows and the trim to remove any dirt or dust on them. This way both my liquid masking tape and paint would have a clean surface to grip onto.

Step One – Applying Jasco® Mask & Peel™ Liquid Masking Tape & Primer

Now for the fun part, liquid masking tape! This was such an incredibly easy product to use and is something everyone should have on hand if they are painting windows. You simply brush a thick coat of it on the glass and trim and let it dry! Then you can get to painting! This creates a barrier between the paint and the actual glass window, and when we are done painting, I will show you just how easy it is to remove it!I just used a 2″ paint brush I had on hand, and made sure to generously brush on the Jasco® Mask & Peel™. You can see in the photo below as it started to dry.

Step Two – Paint Your Windows Once your Jasco® Mask & Peel™ Liquid Masking Tape & Primer is completely dry, which takes about 30 minutes, go ahead and start painting your windows. You can even paint on the glass now, because you are going to peel up that liquid masking tape and it will take the dry paint with it! I did have to use three coats of paint, just because I was going from a very light color to a very dark color. But once I had my paint finished and it had time to dry, I got started on removing the Jasco® Mask & Peel™ Liquid Masking Tape & Primer.

Step Three – Removing the Jasco® Mask & Peel™ Liquid Masking Tape & Primer

Now for the beautiful part of this process! Yes, I know the windows look messy right now. But I promise, all that work we did is not for nothing. Removing the liquid masking tape will reveal a super clean paint job, and all without the need for applying pesky painters tape!

Using a sharp blade, score the liquid masking tape all the way around the window, and simply peel it off in one big sheet. You can see the difference in the below photo with the top window already having the liquid masking tape removed, and the bottom window that still has the product on it.

Once I had scored the edges of the J asco® Mask & Peel™ Liquid Masking Tape & Primer, I went ahead and started peeling it back in the corner, removing it from the window. And that was seriously how easy this was to use! It revealed the cleanest paint lines I’ve ever seen and left absolutely no sticky residue on the window. And the instructions were pretty straightforward too, with no second guessing whether I was doing this the wrong way! That’s my kind of DIY!

After – Painted Windows And now for the after!! Ahh, I seriously love it!! The black is perfect and really makes this window pop now! I added some new balloon style curtains so we can actually admire the black window now and see the gorgeous view of our farm outside!If you needed a sign to paint your windows, this is it! You seriously won’t regret it after realizing just how easy it actually is to paint them!

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  • Pamela Pamela on Jul 23, 2021

    Looks question is why paint the entire glass? Can't you just paint all around the edges about 2-3 inches around. Why the middle? I didn't know about this product and going to buy it. I have a lot of painting jobs.

  • Susie Susie on Aug 30, 2021

    I love this idea and wish I had known before we painted our doors several months ago😩 You said to paint the window and the trim, what will happen to the trim that was painted, will it not peel off eventually even though you are scoring the edges to peel from the glass?



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  • Em Em on Jul 22, 2021

    I just use a handled razor scraper on the glass. $7 and you have it forever. You can get them at the auto parts store because they use to to remove inspection stickers or on Amazon.

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    • Janice Enix Janice Enix on Jul 24, 2021

      Em, the only problem with scrapping it is it's so easy to scratch the glass. Years ago I worked cleaning custom homes. I cleaned up after the builder to prepare the home for the new owner. No one told me to make sure the windows were wet before I scrapped them! Yikes, did I ruin some windows!!!

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Aug 20, 2021

    Using this product, as opposed to relying on scraping the paint off the glass afterwards, makes the process of painting the window trim more forgiving, as more of the glass is protected. Some folks may not trust their painting skills enough when painting with black paint not to splash or smear on the glass by mistake, so they may feel more comfortable approaching the project with spending a little more going with this option.

    • Hayden Scharrer Hayden Scharrer on Sep 06, 2021

      Exactly. There’s always more than one way to do something and this may be easier for others. To each their own 👏🏼