|Project by Joseph Garcia||posted 09-22-2016 04:23 AM||428 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
Restoring 20 year old neglected windows back to their original condition.
It is hard to work on windows when they are 20 feet off the ground.
Using the longest ladder and standing on the last step while holding on to the trim of a window ledge to reach for the highest paint surface.
I first placed a large 20’ x 5 foot tarp to catch all of the paint chips and debris.
Took a “Before” photos
Beginning from the highest point and working my way down.
To stay clear of any paint chips or dust to fall into my eyes.
Wearing safety goggles and sometimes hearing protection if the sander was held too close to my ears.
I started by carefully using a sharp 1” chisels blade to knock out the curling paint pieces.
Removed any window calking that was coming off.
Then switched to a multi-shape scrapping set.
Once most of the large pieces fell off I then used a hand sander with 80 grip sandpaper velcroed on it.
Replaced the window seal or caulking that was removed earlier.
Applied blue painter’s tape to keep the paint off the wall surfaces and windows.
Painted the windows and window trip with white semi-gloss paint with primer already mixed into it.
Let the paint dry.
Removed the painter’s tape.
Took “After” photos.
Began working on the next set of windows.
-- Joseph Garcia - (323) 491-9471 - AtYourService.LosFeliz@Gmail.com - Finish Carpenter / Woodworker / Handyman / Draftsman / Designer