Top Coat Painting

Window & Glass Repair

Your character or heritage home needs a house painting contractor that places special care and attention to the windows when preparing for paint.
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Antique windows are common throughout Victoria BC, for their historic and elegant look. They add design and architecture not found in most modern homes. Over the past 15 years, Top Coat Painting has specialized in the restoration and beautification of many heritage homes, We understand and have the requirements and skill involved in heritage project management.
Broken glass can be replaced and installed by Top Coat Painting
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A single pane window replacement is often on the preparation list when undertaking restoration projects. With older fragile windows, small cracks or broken panes can often arise from the slightest activity. Our services include window replacement, window glazing, and window cleaning to create an overall success for your painting project.

Window Glazing

Over time, and with abrasive west coast weather, window putty (also known as ‘glazing’) can slowly deteriorate and lead to flaking and cracking. When this happens, you risk exposure of rain and moisture to the muntin wood strips that hold the window panes together. Although the window is still functional, prolonged neglect can lead to greater costs in the future.
Top Coat Painting deals with this common occurrence of window glaze damage on a regular basis. Our expert production team of painters have the knowledge and know-how to correct these window problems and restore them to their original condition.
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The pictures on the left show exposed window putty (white) and the protective paint (yellow) that has slowly failed over time.

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The bond between the paint and the surface has failed and now exposes the window putty to the blistering sun, and cold rains of typical Victoria, BC seasons.
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If not corrected in a timely manner, the window putty can completely dry out, crack, and eventually fall off leaving the wood window susceptible to further damage.
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Top Coat Painting targets the source of the painting problem and maintains the highest industry standards when prepping and painting exterior windows.

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Example #2

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