Give those 70's aluminum windows a facelift, without the price-tag.
These windows have been driving me crazy since we moved in. I love our home, but the outdated aluminum vibe is not at all charming, warm, or inviting. See what I mean?? Yuck.
Replacing the many windows we have in our house was going to be a pretty big expense, and it's not on our priority list for the time being. So, I decided it was time for a small face-lift, without the pricetag. Thankfully, I had scrounged up some white Rustoleum paint in the garage and a paintbrush. I skipped the painter's tape prep work, and instead painted directly on the windows. I was able to scrape off the excess paint once it had dried, by spraying a mixture of distilled white vinegar, water, and dish soap directly onto the dried pant. Once I let it soak in for a few minutes, I used a window/tile blade to peel the excess paint off.
Even if you don't have these supplies in your garage, this project should cost you roughly $15.
Here's what you'll need:
-Rustoleum "White Satin" paint
-Spray bottle filled with distilled white vinegar, water, and dish soap.
-Paint scraping blade
We also plan to replace the window screens, and add a bit more caulk/weathering strip to help better insulate the windows in the meantime.