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painting around door window inserts #4534661
10/05/17 02:29 PM
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bmwjohn Offline OP
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Hi: I have 2 typical prehung doors, Mastercraft brand, and they both have window inserts. They have screws in a plastic frame around the glass. It looks like unscrewing the plastic frame and painting it seperately would be the best thing, but store says if I unscrew the frame glass might fall out and I will have to recaulk the glass anyway. Correct? Suggestions?

Re: painting around door window inserts [Re: bmwjohn] #4534670
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I'd take the screws out, holding the glass and see what happens. Can you see caulk behind frame? If you can't get it off and it's a multi-pane looking insert there's a liquid mask product that could make the job easier than masking.


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Re: painting around door window inserts [Re: AZjeff] #4534709
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Get a helper in case the window wants to fall out after you loosen the screws.


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Re: painting around door window inserts [Re: bmwjohn] #4534714
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Why not just tape off the plastic window frame?

Re: painting around door window inserts [Re: bmwjohn] #4534767
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Just paint it (brush), then use razor-blade to easily scrape paint off of glass . . . works!

Re: painting around door window inserts [Re: bmwjohn] #4534852
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No need to remove it, masking tape and newspaper over the glass, OR if you have a lot of painting experience, it can be faster to just hold a thin piece of cardboard (or sheet metal tool made for this) up against the edge, moving it along as you paint.

Re: painting around door window inserts [Re: oldoak2000] #4535235
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Originally Posted By: oldoak2000
Just paint it (brush), then use razor-blade to easily scrape paint off of glass . . . works!


That's exactly what do. I first clean the glass before I paint using 0000 steel wool and glass cleaner.


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