How Do You Paint A Window Sill?

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Painting different sections of a room with separate colors provides a different look and a focal point to that room. Many people paint the same color over an entire window frame without thinking outside of the box. Painting the window sill a different color than the rest of the frame can add an alternative style to the window treatment that surrounds the frame. You must prepare the window sill before it's painted, to ensure a lasting finish to the surface. Remove any peeled paint from the sill with a scraping tool. Use a stiff brush to dust the remaining paint chips from the window. Wash the window sill with a combination of one part mild detergent to three or four parts warm water. Rinse with warm water and let dry completely. Clean the sill with a deglosser before continuing. The deglosser removes grease and grime from the area. Scour the sill with 120 grit sandpaper to smooth out any rough edges. Wipe the sill with a clean tack cloth afterward. The tack cloth eliminates dust ... more
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