Expert Advice: Keep Paint Off Windows

Painting expert Brian Santos shares tips on how to protect windows while painting. Read more in his new book, "Painting Secrets."
Author Brian Santos

Q. How do you paint windows without getting paint on the glass?

Brian Santos: Instead of spending hours masking off the glass, rub lip balm around the inside of each pane. When the paint dries, take a knife and score around the glass, then scrape the paint and wax away. If you still have wax on the glass, heat the glass with a hair dryer and buff clean.

1 Comment

  1. What happens when the lip balm oils come in contact with the adjacent wood? Won't that prevent the paint from sticking to it?

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