Window & Patio Door Exterior Finish Touch - Up Tips
Although Simonton’s exterior finishes are extremely durable and scratch resistant, it is possible for the product to become scraped, scratched or nicked during installation. Read our tips on how to touch up the exterior finish.
Paint Touch - Up Supplies
Touch-up paint (included with kit)
Applicator brush (included with kit)
How to Prep The Surface
With any application of this type, conditions must be favorable so that the coating can adhere to the surface and dry properly. For best results, make sure temperatures are above 60 degrees during applications, with night-time temperatures above 40 degrees. If possible, touch-up should be avoided during high humidity or if rain is expected before the coating has had adequate time to dry.
Note: Coating curing time ranges from 24–48 hours, depending upon conditions.
Touch Up Process
How to use Window & Patio Door Touch Up Paint
A light sanding may be required over the affected area. We recommend using 360 or400-gritdry sandpaper.
After sanding, prepare the area to be painted by wiping clean with any mild household cleaner to remove any surface dirt or debris. Do NOT use cleaners that are solvent based or that may contain any oils or ammonia, but most mild household cleaners will work.
Make sure that the surface is completely dry before beginning.
Determine which brush is best suited for the affected area. When touching up larger areas, a foam paint brush may be used. For deep scratches or gouges, an artist’s brushworks best. These brushes can be purchased at almost any retailer where paint supplies are sold.
Shake the touch-up bottle of paint well before applying.
Use even strokes when applying paint.
For best results, follow up with a wet sanding using600-gritsandpaper. This will help properly smooth and featheredges.
Allow the paint to cure for 24-48 hours before operating your window.
Some tips to consider:
Apply coating in multiple light passes to avoid runs, to blend with the surface and maintain a consistent sheen.
Apply as many coats as necessary to achieve a uniform appearance.
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