Painting exterior window sills: 4 easy steps to success

black windows with yellow window sill and walls
Painting exterior window sills well is easy with our 4 step gudie (Image credit: Getty Images)

Painting exterior window sills well can transform the outside of your house and help ensure your home makes the best first impression. The good news is it’s a quick and relatively easy painting project that any keen DIYer can tackle over a weekend.

In this easy to follow 4 step guide we tell how to get your prep right, choose the right paint and apply it to your window sill.

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.