People are painting their ‘ugly’ UPVC windows and doors to give their homes a makeover
Replacing tired windows and doors in your home can be quite expensive, but these handy handyman prove it doesn’t have to be.
Instead, some people beautify those who have them with a paint job of paint, and the quick job is to save them thousands.
People completely transform their tired doors and windows with paint – saving themselves thousandsPhoto credit: CREATIVE CRAMBO / Youtube
In fact, Property Fixers shared a clip on YouTube showing how you can convert your tried and true UVPC windows for less than $ 100 ($ 138).
The same goes for your shabby front door. The DIY fan CREATIVE CRAMBO gives his new life with a few coats of paint – and that’s easy enough for everyone.
They each offer some useful tips to help you along the way, and it’s important to clean them up first.
The skilled renovators at Property Fixers use a paint spray gun to do their job, but say you can use a roller or even a paintbrush – like Creative Crambo used on its door.
Creative Crambo showed how easy it is in a clip on YouTubePhoto credit: CREATIVE CRAMBO / Youtube
His door was white and grubby but is now a modern shade of grayPhoto credit: CREATIVE CRAMBO / Youtube
A roller is preferred over a paintbrush, however, because it provides a “smoother finish than brushstrokes” – however, it appears to work perfectly on larger surface area doors.
To start with, they both recommend cleaning the surface well and preparing it for painting – and you will notice a difference.
The professional real estate fixers spray vinyl window cleaner on the area before polishing it.
Windows can cost thousands to replace, but you can have them looking new in no timeCredit: The Property Fixers / Youtube
Property fixers demonstrated how easy they are to overwork with paint and a good cleanupCredit: The Property Fixers / Youtube
However, you can use sugar soap which does the job cheaply.
Creative Crambo showed with the spray bottle and the polishing cloth over the entire area how the much loving cleaning agent is used on his door.
“Then I’ll rinse it off with lukewarm water,” explains Creative Crambo. “Then dry everything off and after that you have to rub the door.”
This step is required for both the windows and the doors. You can use an abrasive or a sanding pad to get the job done.
You can transform the windows in your home for under £ 100Credit: The Property Fixers / Youtube
Using a spray gun is the easiest option, but you can also use a paintbrush on your windowsCredit: The Property Fixers / Youtube
This clears the entire area of dirt, grime and debris, leaving a clean canvas ready for painting.
If you’re tackling your windows, or if your door has glass cutouts, the next step is to tape the edges over the edges to make sure you don’t paint the glass.
The Property Fixers also use a sheet of brown paper to cover the surface as the spray paint often continues to migrate – and then it’s time to paint.
If you use a spray gun on your windows or doors, spray a few coats all over the surface until you get the coverage you want.
However, if you’re using a paintbrush, it’s a good idea to let each coat of paint dry before applying another – which may take a little longer.
The renovation gurus show the new, modern windows and say in the clip: “This is the finished result. It looks pretty sexy. You have a brand new window just like that.”
Creative Crambo’s door shows a modern shade of gray after three layers of French paint, with which he is “very satisfied”.
“What a difference a little paint makes to an MSRP door,” he says, admiring his new front door, even though he didn’t expect to have to apply three coats.
The handy handyman used French paint for their front door, but you can use any typePhoto credit: CREATIVE CRAMBO / Youtube
The end result is incrediblePhoto credit: CREATIVE CRAMBO / Youtube
After the first coat, he warns: “Don’t worry if it looks a bit stained, that’s fine, because that’s what you get in the second coat.”
He suggests waiting two hours between coats and giving the door a quick rub after each coat to remove any stained areas.
He went for a third for just a good measure but said it all depends on your own door.
The whole lot was only £ 75, but that includes a new doorknob, new knocker, and spray paint for the handle – from a worn brass to a fancy silver.
Without that extra cost, you can do it even cheaper, and the pain work alone is pretty impressive.
“Get a nice color, freshen up your door. The results are great,” he says.
Sunbeams – Britain’s Biggest Baby Competition is back with £ 1000 up for grabs!
The UK’s biggest baby competition is back and we’re looking for the king or queen of the day nursery.
The sun chases after Britain’s prettiest baby.
Not only could your child be crowned the cutest baby, there is also a £ 1,000 prize to be won.
Do you think your baby has a winning smile? Entering couldn’t be easier.
Simply upload a picture on our registration form and give us some information.
Note: You must be a parent or legal guardian of the baby to participate.
We can only accept a photo if you took it yourself or if you have permission to upload it and enter it from the person who took it.
And the photo must not have been edited or changed with a filter.
Finally, on April 12, 2021 – the last day of filing – your baby must be two years or younger and resident in the UK.
Our jury will select 48 finalists from all submissions.
The parents / guardians of the selected babies will be emailed right here on The Sun before April 18th when the public voting begins.
All good? Good luck
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