Painting Aluminium Windows: A Step-by-step Guide

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Painting aluminium windows and doors will transform them, giving them a fresh look as if they've only just first come out of the factory. 

When done not only will they look great but you’ll be adding a protective layer that will make them last a good few years longer. But doing the prep right and choosing the right paint is essential to a good finish. One tip, don’t use the same sort of interior paint you'd use for painting a wall on exterior windows as it simply won't last as long.

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.