Monday, December 31, 2012

How to Paint and Repair Alley Window

Electric Drill
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Electric circular saw 
Electric drill and bits
Flat head screwdriver
Framing hammer
Liquid nails adhesive
Metal 16 gauge nails
Measuring tape
Oil base primer
Oil base brown paint
Paint Brush 4-inch
Fat Measuring Tape
Plywood Oriented Strand Board (OSB) 3/4 inch 
Silver metal paint 
Sheet rock screws
White silicone

Willie had a window in the rear of his cottage that overlooked an alley. He worried about his family safety, nothing had happened but graffiti had just been painted on his window screen. The window was not in use and the window had been replaced with hardboard not near enough security for my friend. He wanted the window and screen frame to be more secured.

This post shows thirteen steps to secure this window.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows a wooden frame with a metal screen.  
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the window looks like from the alley. It has painted over with white graffiti.
Step 3: Fig.3 shows a flat head screwdriver to remove the screen from the window.
Fig.1 Wooden frame
Fig.2 Window
Fig.3 Pry off screen
Step 4: Fig.4 and fig.5 shows removing the dirt with a 4-inch paint brush and dusted all over the window area. The plywood chosen was a 1-3/4-inch Oriented Strand Board (OSB) was used as sub-flooring. The plywood was measured and cut with an electric circular saw.
Step 5: Fig.6 shows the back sides were painted on both sides of the OSB plywood with oil base primer to seal the plywood board.
Fig.4 Paint frame
Fig.5 Dust main window
Fig.6 Oil primer
Step 6: Fig.7 shows Liquid Nails adhesive was applied to the back side of the plywood and inserted the board within the window frame. Sheet rock screws to add additional security to the plywood board.
Step 7: Fig.8 shows painted the front side of the board with the same paint as the back.
Step 8: Fig.9 shows a painted the white plywood window board with two coats of oil Base brown paint.
Fig.7 Liquid nails
Fig.8 Oil primed
Fig.9 Brown paint
Step 9: Fig.10 and fig.11 shows applied white silicone to fill the wooden gaps in the wooden frame and painted the metal screen with silver metal paint, to remove the red painted graffiti.
Step 10: Fig.12 shows prepared each side of the screen by using an electric drill with a bit to created several pilot holes for 16 gauge 4-inch nails on both sides of the screen. The screen is not for protection, it's for camouflage.
Fig.10 Silicone
Fig.11 Edge
Fig.12 Nailed
Step 11: Fig.13 shows the nails that were used to secure the screen to the wood edges.
Step 12: Fig.14 shows painted the screen frame edges brown to match the window. Use the nails as handles and pushed the window screen into place and hammered the nails into place.
Step 13: Fig.15 shows the window frame and the window screen finished.
Fig.13 Nail both edges
Fig.14 Oil painted
Fig.15 Finished

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