Masking liquid for windows is a liquid that protects the film when you are painting windows.
If you want to paint your windows, you will need to protect them with masking liquid before applying the paint. This will stop any dirt or dust getting on the film. The masking liquid is easy to apply; it usually comes in a bucket and is sometimes sold in a kit with two different sized brushes – it’s important both brush ends are thoroughly clean before applying or else there could be debris left behind on the window.
Benefits of masking liquid for windows
- The best thing about the masking liquid is that it’s easy to apply. It usually comes in a bucket and you can use either one of the two brushes supplied with it. There’s nothing worse than having to do a lot of work when applying paint and with masking liquid for windows, you don’t have that problem as it only takes a minute or two to cover your entire window.
- It also protects the window from getting any unwanted paint on it.
- It gives you more time when painting as you don’t have to go over the tapes or lines which is time consuming and frustrating if you mess up or leave any marks on the tape etc.
- The liquid also keeps your paintwork fresh. When you’re painting with masking liquid, the paint will keep its shine because of the waterproofing action it has and it won’t chip or fade due to wind and weather changes.
- Another benefit of applying masking liquid is that it reduces the amount of work you need to do when painting – after all, why do a job twice? The solution helps protect the film from getting any dirt or dust on it which means you can go right over each window without having to worry about leaving any marks in your lines or tapes which can be frustrating if you’re not sure how well they’ve dried or if they’re still wet.
Step-by-step guide to painting windows with masking liquid
- After you’ve masked off the windows, it’s time to get your paint ready and get started on your first window. Use a roller paint and make sure you’re painting the glass surface first – this is because masking liquid dries quickly and if you paint the vinyl or plastic first, it will leave a stain on it. With the roller brush, start by squeezing out a little of the paint – don’t overdo it as this can cause drips which is annoying and messy.
- Gently push the liquid onto the window using the lightest amount of pressure – you don’t want to mess up your windows if at all possible as this can be very expensive. The paint is a little thicker and heavier than normal so it can be hard to get off again but once it has dried, you should find that there’s no residue left on your windows and that they’re ready for you to go over them with your paint.
- Once finished, you must let the windows dry completely before applying any other colours to them or else they will transfer everywhere.
- Try and leave the windows for a couple of hours once you’ve finished, just so that they have time to dry properly. If you’re painting in high summer and there’s no weather forecast, leave them longer until it’s not too hot.
- If any paint has dripped onto your tape or onto your work surface, wipe it off with a dry cloth immediately as moisture will cause the tape to be wet and this could cause it to run and also prevent it drying properly which can lead to spots on the film or worse still – paint on your window.