The metal window frames are fitted to the house, with small metal nails.
As the front opening panel of the house is made from ply wood, the nails that are used to hold the frames in place are often bent over. I lifted the end of the bent nail gently with a thin blade, so I wouldn’t damage the wood. The bent part of the nail was then snipped off.
It was then easy to leaver the nail from the front. To be honest these windows had been removed before so the nails were quite loose.
The glass is held in place with small nails.
Frame with nails removed.
[Cheating here, added a bit of blu tac to hold glass together while taking the picture].
Glass removed, it was easier to remove the windows etc. in this order, as the nails holding in the glass were quite difficult to remove.
If this is the original glass, it has been cut very roughly, and quite dangerous for a childs toy. [Who ever lived in this house did not clean their windows very often.]
Windows and glass removed. I have labeled each one so they can go back in the same frame.
The window frames have now been stripped of old and new paint, taking them down to bare metal. Some have a slight bends in so I will gently tap them back into shape before painting.
This is the spray paint I am going to use for the window frames, the colour is Forest Green.
For the first coat of paint, I have hung the frames outside on a piece of string.
Each metal window pain was then sprayed, unfortunately it was a little windy and most of the paint seemed to miss the windows altogether.
The frames have been left for about a week, then sanded and a second coat of paint applied.
So the windows would not stick to the cardboard, I made little pads for them to stand on. Using two small pieces of foam board with a nail through them, the nails could be put into the holes in the corners.