Painting Your Wooden Windows: How often and what to use?

Chances are, if you have wooden windows, you have a home with character and individuality that you want to maintain. Properly caring for your windows will ensure a long, attractive life. Read on to find out more about the right ways to maintain your wooden windows.


Exterior wooden windows must be painted immediately after they’ve been installed, so as to prevent any damage to the wood. Over time, you must sand and repaint the windows in order to keep the windows in good working order.


There are no rules on how often you should paint your wooden windows, but if you see chipping paint, this job should be prioritized. Any bare wood will allow moisture to seep in and weaken the wood.

Once you’ve decided it’s time to paint your wooden windows, it’s very important that you follow the proper procedure for painting them. You should clean the surface of any mildew or mold, and scrape and sand down the old paint before you begin priming. Mildew-resistant exterior primer is a must for wooden windows!


If you’re seeking the best, longest-lasting paint on the market, you could consider consulting with a local paint professional. Depending on your climate, there may be one paint that will work better than others. Paying a little extra for quality paint will pay off in the long run, as you find you don’t have to repaint as often as you might with bargain paint.

Wooden windows look great but need special attention here on the east coast due to the humidity, fog and dampness. If your wooden windows are in need of some TLC give Gallagher Paint & Paper a call. We’re your #1 choice for a painter in Halifax. We have extensive experience with prepping and painting exterior windows. Give us a call to provide a risk free estimate at (902) 800-1299 or request a time for an estimate by submitting the form to the right of this page. Someone will get back to you ASAP!

About Gallagher Paint and Paper

Gallagher Paint and Paper is co-owned by husband and wife team Marc and Juanita Gallagher. Providing quality interior and exterior house painting services in and around Halifax metro since 2005. They specialize in interior and exterior house painting as well as custom kitchen cabinet spraying. Contact Gallagher Paint and Paper for a Risk Free Estimate on your next painting project at (902) 800-1299.
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