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How to repair window sill
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How to repair window sill

How to properly perform maintenance, installation replacement of windows in an apartment and a house. Advice from specialists in the installation of windows of the company Aspectmontage MA

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Repair window sill

The window sill is an integral part of the window opening. And since PVC windows are now in high priority, this detail should also be made of plastic. Without this element, the interior of the room looks unfinished and uncomfortable.

But with extended and improper use of window sills of various surfaces, this part of the window may require restoration. And we do not always know how to update and what to fix the plastic window sill if there are cracks and chips, not to mention color changes and deformation.

When restoration is necessary

Plastic is a relatively practical material. Elements made of it are easy to care for, easy to install, a wide variation of colors, and a low price. But at the same time, it is susceptible to mechanical damage and is sensitive to high temperatures (swells and can crack).

What to do if a window sill has appeared:

  1. Chips, cracks, and scratches.
  2. Traces from flower pots and hot objects.
  3. Sun-bleached stains.
  4. Damage caused by surface cleaning chemicals.

In this case, repairing plastic window sills depends on the damage. For this purpose, there are unique restorative means. For example, if it is minor damage, sealing is done with putty, multiple chips and cracks use laminated film, and with serious problems - a unique overlay.

Ways to solve the problem

Let's break down the options for restoring PVC window sills by category, depending on the application of the material used.


Chemical cleaners

  • It is known that plastic window surfaces and sills are covered with an invisible or decorative film that performs a protective function. However, if handled carelessly, scuffs and yellowing will form on it. To remove these minor defects, you can reasonably repair the piece using a laminate wax or a special Cosmofen solvent-based cleaner.

    If the window sill is completely yellowed, it is better to apply the compound to its entire surface. It will dissolve the yellowed top layer, and the plastic will be as good as new. This will complete the window sill restoration.

    Special Putty

    Using a specialized compound like Fenoplast or Reparaturset to seal minor defects is a modern method. It is sold in stores as a powder, complete with a spatula and measuring cup. Preparing the putty according to the instructions will not be very difficult. After application, such a mixture acquires properties close to PVC and quickly covers cracks, whether a trial or a scratch. Experienced professionals who dilute the two-component mixture use not water, and a primer for deeper penetration contributes to obtaining a sufficiently durable coating.

    Immediately after preparing the composition, you should:

    1. Apply filler to the surface.
    2. Thoroughly caulk the scratch and smooth it out.
    3. Allow it to dry for 10-15 minutes.
    4. Sand the surface with sandpaper.
    5. Polish with Fenosol S5 UVA.

    To understand what it will look like to repair a plastic window sill with your own hands using putty, you need to start with the more inconspicuous areas.


Liquid plastic

  • If you do not know how to remove scratches from a plastic window sill, use liquid plastic. This material is indispensable for fixing deep scratches and large dents. It can repair even the most severe damage.

    Using a ready-to-use compound like Cosmofen Plus, all potholes in the plastic window sill are sealed until the surface is flat. After that, it is necessary to see how the cracks and the patch will differ from the overall texture of the plate. Therefore, you can additionally cover it with a self-adhesive decorative film.


Laminated film

  • This is a relatively simple and affordable option for restoring the surface of plastic windows with numerous defects. A large variety of colors and a choice of assortment to imitate a variety of textures (wood, stone, Russian pattern, etc.) make this product very popular even when restoration of the plastic window sill is not required.

    To use the film, you should:

    1. Apply the putty compound.
    2. Remove any bulges with sandpaper.
    3. Cut the film to the correct size with a margin of 2-3 cm on the edges.
    4. Carefully distribute it over the surface with a towel.
    5. Remove any air bubbles by piercing them with a needle and leveling the surface.
    6. Glue the film in hard-to-reach places with a hair dryer, which will make it more elastic.

    It is easiest to do the work in pairs when one holds the edge of the glued film, and the other removes the inner layer.

    Important: Before you repair window sills, it is better to detach this element from the window. This will allow you to deal with the problem more quickly and efficiently.


PVC overlays

Window sill repair with a unique overlay is suitable for elements no thicker than 6 cm. This is quite economical and effortless in terms of labor costs when you can close the hard part. For example, when the element may have swollen or severely cracked. The window sill cover made of PVC is made of pure polyvinyl chloride, which is durable and resistant to moisture and ultraviolet light and allows you to get an updated interior in a matter of hours.

To install it, you need:

  1. Fill extensive damage with glue.
  2. Cut the overlay to the size of the window sill.
  3. Degrease the surface and coat it with glue.
  4. Put the overlay on the window sill and press down with a weight.
  5. Leave it to dry completely for 5-6 hours.
  6. Fill the gaps between the window sill and the overlay with silicone sealant.
  7. Put the end caps on the adhesive.

After the plastic window sill covers are glued on, the protective film is removed. White plastic overlays are considered the least problematic. After gluing to the old window sill, the edge of the plate is heated with a construction hair dryer and bent to its shape.

Important: Heat treatment can not be applied to laminated and glossy overlays, as they immediately lose their attractive appearance.

Disassembling the plate

Suppose all the above methods of window sill restoration are not suitable, or the plastic is very bloated, and you do not know what to fix the plastic sill. In that case, you can try to radically get rid of the problem by completely replacing the part.

Dismantling the element requires some effort:

  1. Cut the foam and gently pull the stuff toward you, holding the slopes.
  2. Clean up the vacated space of debris.
  3. Place the new plate on the dimensions of the old window sill.
  4. Provide support rails.
  5. Lubricate the connection side of the plate with the window with silicone sealant.
  6. We establish the new window sill in a socket, having checked it utilizing a level.
  7. Fill the voids with mounting foam, and place a weight on top of the part.
  8. Remove the protective film after the foam dries.

Important: Before you give preference to PVC windows, you should pay attention to the fact that some companies provide a guarantee to replace the window sill in case of damage.

Mounting a PVC window sill is not such a complex process but requires attention and diligence. Suppose you have to choose between replacing a plastic window sill and its restoration. In that case, the second option is more attractive in terms of saving money, in the absence of waste, and the variety of color palettes. And if you use a plastic overlay, the list of materials from which the window sill can be made is not limited to plastic. It can be concrete, wood, brick, and metal.

It turns out that the dismantling and restoration of window sills with their own hands generally depends on the deformation of the structure, the availability of money, and free time. And for this detail of the interior to serve for many years, you should use it as intended and adequately care for the plastic texture with the use of means specifically designed for it.

Window constructions are made of plastic. Some models are more durable, while others are made of thin, brittle bones. Plastic surfaces are easy to care for, and smooth surfaces do not get clogged with dirt, do not accumulate dust, and their character rarely gets fungal organisms that provoke mold.

Over time, acrylic window sills begin to scratch, and stains, chips, and cracks appear on them, which spoil the look. It is unreasonable to change the entire window construction because of several scratches. However, it is possible to make minor repairs, to eliminate the flaws.

What to seal the hole in the plastic window sill

Liquid acrylic is a product of the new generation of paint products. It comes in two types - glue and paint. The first is used to eliminate chips and scratches, while the second is used to give a solid color and shine.

Liquid plastic for PVC surfaces is widely used in industry and at home. It will remove scratches from plastic, eliminate imperfections, and disguise small chips. Liquid acrylic can be putty even deep holes in the window sills.

The material is sold in a ready-made form in cans or tubes, from which it is easy to apply immediately to the repaired surface. Before using liquid plastic, clean the construction from all contaminants and finely scuff the entire surface with sandpaper. This will create a slight roughening, increasing the liquid material's adhesion with the plastic.

The liquid plastic is applied to all the scratches and chips in a small amount, distributing it carefully and evenly over the scratch. When the material dries completely, the surface can be sanded to get its original appearance and become smooth and shiny. If the window sill is in terrible condition, it is better to glue a laminated film on top of the plastic, which will give an aesthetic appearance.

How to repair a plastic window sill: without dismantling

There are five ways to improve a plastic window sill with your own hands. The first most common is gluing a laminated film, which will hide the flaws and update the surface. The second way - is mashing a special putty that fills cracks, eliminating chips.

You can also use glue, unique overlays, and chemical agents for bleaching and cleaning PVC surfaces. Unfortunately, it is impossible to say unequivocally what is the best way to renovate an old plastic window sill because the restoration method depends on the intensity of the damage.

If the window sill is too damaged, it is better to remove it, repair it, and then put it back in place. You can improve the plastic window sill without removing it if there are scratches.

PVC overlays

Liquid plastic is used for minor imperfections. However, if the damage is severe and significant in diameter, it is better to use repair patching or overlays. They are made of pure polyvinyl chloride and are highly durable.

Visually, they are similar to the upper layer of the window sill. To install them, the following steps should be taken:

First, the window sill is cleaned of dust, if necessary, and coated with primer.

Glue, putty, or liquid acrylic should be sealed for all imperfections. Then, to evenly distribute the liquid material, you can use a rubber spatula.

The overlay is cut to the size of the entire window sill.

On the inside, the overlay must be degreased; apply a thin layer of glue.

After that, it is applied to the window sill. Carefully evenly distribute the load on its surface so that the patch is arid (you can use 2-3 vases, about the same weight). If the glue comes out at the edges, remove it immediately before it hardens.

When the glue dries, it is necessary not to forget to put it on the sides of the end caps (they are sold with the overlay).

The advantage of this method is its simplicity, accessibility, and aesthetics. The overlay will be able to install each owner and even the hostess. There is a wide choice of colors and textures on sale. For example, you can choose a window sill in a color that will be in harmony with the style of the room. Although the overlay is thin, it eliminates all irregularities, scratches, chips, and dirt that cannot be cleaned.


Putty for PVC

Many people do not know what to seal a hole in the window sill, especially for this invented and highly durable putty with the effect of plastic, which you can buy in every construction store. This mixture is sold as a powder, the instructions to which indicate in what proportions it must be diluted with water to restore the plastic window sill.

The peculiarity of this material is that after drying, it completely imitates the plastic surface, becoming as smooth and hard. When diluted, it acquires the consistency of cement, putty, or plaster. It is applied in the same way as mastic, with a spatula. To improve the adhesion, the window sill must first be degreased with alcohol and treated with a primer.

Immediately after preparation, the composition is applied to the surface, carefully smoothed, and left for 20-40 minutes to cure. After that is processed with sandpaper to smooth out all the roughness and irregularities. The surface has a PVC polish on top for a glossy finish.


Chemicals

Cracks, scuffs, and yellow or dark stains often remain on the plastic window sill. Plastic surfaces are covered with a thin, invisible decorative film that gives the product a shine. It protects it from mechanical damage. Any imperfections that appear on the surface first spoil the movie and can be repaired.

To do this, there are some chemical cleaners used for plastic, acrylic, and plastic surfaces:

Solvents will remove yellowness, black stains, and minor scuffs that are conspicuous because of the depth of the dirt that has penetrated them. The work is carried out with gloves and a face mask not to be poisoned by the toxins that evaporate the solvent. Immediately for safety purposes, open the windows and ventilate the room.

You can use abrasive cleaners for more acidic dirt, but it is essential to remember that they can damage the top film. This method is suitable for dirty plastic window sills, which are planned to cover the top with film or liquid acrylic.

Laminated film (self-adhesive)

A laminated film made of polyvinyl chloride is one of the popular options, with the help of which the restoration of window sills, window constructions, doors, and furniture is performed. It has an adhesive side and does not require special skills and abilities when installing it.




It is enough to clean the surface and carefully glue the film so that no air bubbles form under it. The film can be used on all surfaces with many minor defects. For example, PVC film will get rid of scratches but will not be able to repair a plastic window sill if there is a hole in it.

One of the advantages of this material is the wide range of textures and colors. Monochrome and prints imitate wood, marble, stone, paintings, and laminate.

The film should be glued according to the following technology:

If the plastic window sill is cracked or scratched, first, you need to clean off dirt because the film will not stick to dust or abrasive particles.

After that, a thin layer of putty is applied to eliminate imperfections that were not visible under the film.

When the putty dries, it is necessary to finely scuff the surface with sandpaper to remove all the irregularities.

Then you need to cut the film according to the size of the base, leaving an allowance of 2-3 cm on each side.

Start gluing from the edge. The protective coating on the adhesive base should be removed carefully and gradually pressed the film firmly to the surface. You can use a silicone spatula or a bank card to clear the air bubbles immediately. However, do not use a knife or metal spatula for this purpose because of the risk of damaging the film's surface.

If air bubbles form, you must pierce them with a needle and smooth the place.

On all sides, remove the remnants of the film with a sharp office knife and a thin metal ruler.

Advice: it is better to glue the film with two people because it is difficult and there is a risk of spoiling everything. It's convenient when one person glues the movie while the other peels off the protective layer.

In the end, let's note briefly what to do if the window sill in the kitchen or the room has lost its appearance: restore! Restoration can be done by yourself in several ways.


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