Painting Window Sills: How To Spruce Up Inside and Outside

man painting underside of window sill with paint brush
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Painting window sills provides the perfect finish to complete the look of your windows. Inside they can provide a focal point to place ornaments and photo frames, so you need to make sure that they are not only hard-wearing but look good as well.

Painting windows white is a popular choice indoors as it gives a clean fresh look that matches well with almost any other colour. Matching your window sill to the window frame is good idea. But, you don’t have to stick with convention, why not try painting your window sill a complementary colour?

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.