What Kind Of Paint To Use On Exterior Window Trim?


For exterior wood trim, choose a premium exterior gloss paint, either oil or acrylic. For interior wood trim, choose a high-quality latex gloss paint.


For large exterior surfaces, glossier paints are usually reserved for trim areas, such as windowsills and doors, as well as surfaces that may be washed frequently. Normally, semi-gloss paint is the best choice for trim work, since high-gloss paints are so shiny that they highlight imperfections.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you paint outdoor window trim?

You can paint window trim, but you want to be careful what type of paint you use, especially in regards to exterior vinyl window trim. ... Because of the durability and long lasting results – acrylic or latex paint is a good option for your window trims made of vinyl.

What kind of scraper to use on window trim?

Go over the old window trim thoroughly with a paint scraper like Hyde Tools’ Black & Silver 6-in-1 Paint Scraper, because any remaining loose paint will cause the new paint to peel off. Of course, if you’re painting new or unfinished trim, you can skip this step—it’s only necessary for trim (of any type of material) that has peeling paint.

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