How to Care for Timber Windows.
Timber frames are made from wood. Wood is a natural property that can withstand the elements, however, it can last much longer when painted and varnished. Timber frames need regular maintenance at least twice a year.
Cleaning and Regular Maintenance.
To clean your timber window frames use a soft cloth and warm soapy water.
- In order to remove grease marks, use washing up liquid as this will help remove the gunk. Rinse with clean water after using washing up liquid.
- Don’t use glass cleaner on the window frames.
- Don’t use any type of bathroom cleaner or kitchen cleaner.
Wood can become damaged over time it is not indestructible. Carrying out maintenance of the final coat will keep your window looking like new. With the correct products and maintenance, your windows will last a lifetime.
How to Recoat Your Timber Windows.
Inspection of the windows should be down annually and if needed reapply a coat of wood stain or paint. This will ensure that the window is protected from the weather.
- Wash and clean the window frames, let it dry before you carry on.
- Use a very light wet and dry sandpaper and softly rub down the paint and satin finish. Do not remove the coat. This is only to remove dirt and grease to restore a smooth finish.
- Remove all debris and dust using a damp cloth, please take care not to inhale the dust particles. (Recommend wearing a dust mask).
- Allow the window frames to dry thoroughly.
- Apply your paint or varnish via brush, be careful not to overload the brush as this may cause runs.
- Use window wood paint or staining. Avoid using products like yacht varnish as this requires renewing more often than window wood varnish. Always follow the instructions on the back of the container.
Chips and Scratches In The Window Frame.
Any damaged wooden frames need to be repainted and protected as soon as possible.
- Prepare the area which has become damaged. You can do this using a light sanding paper to remove the surface damage.
- Removal all the debris and specks of dust using a damp cloth. Do not inhale the dust use a dust mask.
- If necessary use a timber filler to fill in any chips, this can repair the damage providing a nice smooth finish ready for painting.
- Repaint and varnish the damaged area using a brush.