Series: An 80's Kitchen DIY Reno-{Part 14-Painting the Windows}

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Once the kitchen was 95% complete last year, I stalled on painting the windows.  I waffled between did I want them to be white or black, and I also dreaded painting all those mullions.  The tedious taping and scraping wasn't something I was looking forward too.  But I happened to catch a post by Lauren over at Blesser House where she used Masking Liquid H2O to paint some french doors, and I was like, "I'm going to try that!"  


The liquid was a little pricey by the gallon, but I caught it on sale.  I've since found it on Amazon by the quart, which is more than enough for a small project like this.  But the time saved makes it worth it, plus I have several other windows that I needed to paint.  Actually, I originally purchased this to paint my bedroom windows and it worked like a charm.  

So to use the Masking Liquid, prep your workspace by covering any exposed surfaces.  Next, make sure the glass and wood is clean and dry.  Paint on a coat of Masking Liquid and allow to dry.  Since I had raw wood, I let it dry overnight to be safe.  Next paint your windows with wild abandon, because you can get paint on the window panes with no worries.  Do two to three coats as needed to have a solid coat of paint.  Then score and peel off the masking liquid. 





This kitchen's come a long way from when we first moved in.




I recorded a few IG videos when I actually painted the windows, so I created a mashup of the process that you can see on my YouTube channel or IGTV.



I don't have any sponsors yet, but this is a product I would recommend and will be using to paint other windows in my home.  Let me know if you give the product a try!


KITCHEN SOURCES (linked below): 

{An 80's Kitchen DIY Reno Series}


-Part 2- Modifying a Cabinet to Replace an Old Double Oven 

-Part 3- Demo, Carpentry, and Design Plans 

-Part 4- Demo Day

-Part 5- DIY Peninsula and Fridge Surround

-Part 6- Ordering Materials and Fixtures

-Part 7-Running Wiring for Sconces thru a Header Beam

-Part 8- Matching an Older Door Profile

-Part 9- Cabinet Painting and Compact Hinges

-Part 10- Installing Marble Counters

-Part 11-Converting from Electric to Gas Cooktop

-Part 12-Marble Tile Backsplash and Sconces


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