How to Paint Aluminium Windows: The Complete Guide

Are you looking for ways to colour your windows made of aluminium, mate? Now, perhaps you don’t know how to paint them.


Or maybe you know a bit or two about the process but want to know in detail before starting the work. So, you go to the web and type how to paint aluminium windows.

How to Paint Aluminium Windows

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A lot of things pop up but they are all so haphazard. And your brain can’t process all the random information.


That’s why to make your life easier we’ll show you the entire process of painting your aluminium coated windows. And don’t worry; the entire process is very easy.


So, even a beginner can do it.


Enough with the chit-chat. Why don’t we jump straight into the process?

How to paint aluminium windows?

As promised we’ll tell you everything there’s to know about the process of painting your aluminium windows.


But before we start with the steps, you better know what tools you’ll be needing. Additionally, you’ll need to make some preparations as well.


So, before talking about the process let’s discuss the tools and the preparation process.

Things you’ll need

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Firstly, let’s talk about the tools you need to have to carry on with the process. To make things easier for you we attached a complete list of all the tools you’ll need.



  • Soap
  • Water
  • Clean cloth
  • Stirrer
  • Painter’s tape
  • Toothbrush
  • Paintbrush
  • Paint


Are you done gathering all the items? Then you can start making preparations for the process.

Preparation Stage

You must make the necessary preparations before jumping into the process. This will make your windows look much better once it’s painted over.

Clean the window

How to Paint Aluminium Windows

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So, what do you have to do to get that perfect window you want? Simply mix some soap in water to create a soapy mixture and then use it to clean the windows.


This will scrape off all the dirt that would otherwise meddle with the painting process. And to reach the hard corners use a toothbrush.


The small bristles will be able to reach those places that your hands can’t. So, grab an old toothbrush and start scraping away the dirt.


Safeguard the area

You see, we all know how messy the painting process can get, right? Now, you probably don’t want your walls and furniture to get drenched in paint.


So, to prevent a chaotic scene all you need to do is take out your painter’s tape and stick it along the edges. Make sure you get all the corners.


Be extra sure that you apply the tape all over the glass because that is one part where you won’t want to paint.


Otherwise, you won’t be able to enjoy your scenery while you sip your morning coffee.


And guess what? The painter’s tape not only stops a mess from being made but it also gives an even finishing.


Once you take off that paint it’ll look like a professional did the job.

Painting Stage

Now once you’re done with the preparations you can kick start the painting process. The best part is there are only 4 steps. And they’re all super easy.


So, without wasting any more of your time let’s see what you have to do get the perfectly painted windows

Step 1- Stir the paint.

The first thing you have to do is stir the paint. You see, when you open the can of paint you’ll notice that the paint is concentrated on the lower part. While the top part is left to be drenched in water rather than the paint solution.


So, to make the paint as even as possible take a stirrer. If you don’t have one take any stick made of steel and give the paint a mix. However, make sure that the stick is clean.


Otherwise, your paint can build up lumps and bumps. You certainly don’t want that, do you?


After you finish stirring the paint you can head over to the next step.

Step 2- Apply the paint.

How to Paint Aluminium Windows

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It’s time for the big showdown. Yes, it’s time to finally apply the paint. So grab your paintbrush and dip it into the can of paint.


Now make sure your brush is not completely covered with paint. Otherwise, your window will look like it was bombarded with paint.


So, simply scrape off the excess paint by giving the brush a nice rub against the can of the paint. And once you’re able to do that, paint the frame of the window.


This is very easy. All you have to do is move your brush up and down against the window frame. The paint will smear across the window on its own.


Step 3- Wait for the paint to dry.

Thirdly, you have to wait for the paint to dry off completely. So there is a piece of good news for you. This step does not require any work at all.


You just sit back and relax while the air dries off the paint. Now time for the main question. How long do you have to wait for the paint to dry?


Well, it varies from paint to paint but it generally takes about 6 to 8 hours.


Step 4- Reapply the paint.

Once the paint dries off you have to apply a second coat. This will give a more refined finishing and your windows will look great.


To apply the second coat do the exact same things you did the first time. And you’ll have amazing painted windows.



That’s all you have to do to paint your aluminium windows. By now we hope you know how to paint aluminium windows.

If you have more questions and suggestions about the process leave a comment down below. We’ll love to read your feedback.


Lastly, we hope you have a good day. Cheerio, mate!


Call us direct at Earles Paints on 07 4121 5202 for all the information you need and visit us : Earle Paint Place Maryborough.

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